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« on: May 28, 2007 10:19:03 AM »

I want to make gifts for a couple of very special people in my life, but don't know what to make them, so I was hoping someone here could help.

First, my mom. She's been pretty stressed out lately, and I just wanted to do something nice for her. I love her with all my heart. She's the best mommy in the whole wide world. She's really crafty. She would probably most appreciate something either very practical or very cute/weird. She's not very girly, and she doesn't wear jewelry or use scented candles or anything like that. Any suggestions?

Second is my boyfriend. He's a total sweetheart and I want to do something nice for him, to show him that I care about him and that I'm thinking about him.
He loves DDR. Carries his hacky sack with him just about everywhere. Really likes music, mostly rock and some rap/hip-hop and j-rock. Has an ipod, but it's already got a case. Likes anime and stand-up comedy (really likes quoting Dane Cook). Really tall and skinny.
He's just about the sweetest guy you'll ever meet, and he kind of likes mushy/romantic kind of stuff, but he's really shy and gets embarrassed kind of easily, so if I do anything mushy, I don't want to go overboard with it. Especially since he lives with a mom and three brothers that like to pick on him. Actually, it would be pretty nice if it were something small enough that he could put it somewhere that only he'd see it, but that's not a requirement.


I'm kind of low on cash, but I'm completely willing to put tons of time and effort into whatever I do for either of them. They're both completely wonderful.

Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2007 04:33:41 PM »

make paper flowers for your mom.. use straws and tissue paper.. or since you said shes not really girly make her like a hand painted mug or bowl or something..pots arent that expensive..

for your boyfriend..make him a cool t-shirt.. like stencil a guitar on the front or something of the sort.

i dont know if these ideas will help. i'm not all that creative.
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2007 04:03:08 AM »

I know your mom isn't super girly... but that doesn't mean she might not appreciate a small at home spa day. There are tons of inexpensive recipes for bath salts, lotions, etc etc that you can make from items you probably have at home!

Boyfriend: Framed picture, a small local concert, make him dinner... right now I'm putting together a book (based on google earth) of all the places we want to travel to and a small childrens activity book based around our relationship!
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2007 01:31:36 PM »

I made my husband this card for V-day that was small and accordian-like and I cut out small pics of me making goofy faces and made them pop up or pull out or be under a flap and each of my pictures was saying something cheese and sweet.

And one christmas I made my parents these boxes where I put copies of old pictures from my life and quotes I know they like and memories I have of them (Like how my dad used to make faces on our hard boiled eggs before he left for work and leave them for us in the egg holder that were just feet) They LOVED this. I think to date it's the most appreciated gift I've given especially by my dad. In a way it turned out being a big "thank you for being my parents"
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2007 02:25:37 AM »

 Smiley I gave my boyfriend a "memory box" for Valentine's day that he can keep small things that remind him of us. I just stained a small box and put our intails on it.
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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2007 05:46:14 PM »

For your mom, you could get her one of those heatable pillows. Do a search and you'll find all the materials and how-tos you need.

Flowers are great too! If you don't want to buy real ones, you can always make them out of tissue paper, duct tape, felt, etc.

For your boyfriend
, maybe stencil him a T-shirt with DDR arrows on it or his favorite band or a quote from Dane Cook. You could make him a tiny heart stuffy or a stuffy that looks like you.
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