Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Countdown to Christmas - Great Gift Edition

We all have them in our lives.  The people who are absolutely impossible to buy for.  They either buy things themselves and leave no room for a gift or they have everything and are de-cluttering.  Well, here are three simple suggestions for the person who seems to have it all.

Gift Idea One:  Gift Card Wheel
This is one of my favorite gifts to make.  It's fun and even the person who has everything will appreciate this.  Here is what you will need:
  • 6 Gift Cards ($5 - $10 range)
  • Cardboard circle
  • Cardboard arrow
  • Brad
  • Tape
Divide the circle into six equal parts and decorate each one with markers or paint.  In each part, secure a different gift card using tape.  Once that is done, align the arrow with the center of the circle and secure with a brad.  Attach a note stating that there is a whole wide world of places to go, and when it's hard to decide what to do, spin the arrow and away you go.

Gift Idea Number Two:  The Picnic
This gift is great for children, a close friend or significant other.  Using Microsoft Word or InDesign, create a picnic menu.  Include snacks, drink and a meal.  Make it as pretty and festive as possible.  Print the certificate and present it as the "perfect afternoon" on you.  The recipient names a date and time, you do the rest of the work.  Take some time off from the technologically inclined world we have all become dependent on and have some good old fashioned fun.

Gift Idea Number Three:  Shadowbox
To commemorate a great friendship or a long journey together, collect all of the goodies that made you friends.  Ticket stubs, old notes that were passed back and forth, an album or CD cover... anything!  Arrange everything in a shadowbox and secure with glue or tape.  Watch as you bring back the best times of your lives together.

There you have it.  Three gifts that can be given to the person who has everything!

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