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« on: November 06, 2010 08:04:12 PM »

Hi everyone! My boyfriend and I have decided to go on a special date for our upcoming 5 year anniversary. In order to do that, we opted out of big presents and placed a $5 limit. Most of the time, our presents to each other have been store bought and rather pricey so I like that this is making us be creative. I am curious to see what he comes up with! I really enjoy making crafts but have been more into baking lately, so aside from cookies and cakes, have not made him anything in a while. I have browsed the site a bit and see so many ideas that it's overwhelming. I haven't decided on anything yet and I'll be doing some more browsing tomorrow but I wanted to tell you all the situation and ask what you do: If you had $5 to spend on your significant other, what would you make?
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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2010 11:22:59 AM »

Honestly I'd go raid your nearest Dollar Tree for inspiration. I'm always surprised at the cool stuff they have there (as opposed to Dollar General and the like which, at least where I live, can be kind of junk-y). There's the 52-reasons-I-love-you card book that everyone makes if you end up not being able to think of anything else. If you know how to knit/crochet you could just buy some yarn under $5 and make him a hat/scarf/yarn mustache or something like that. If you don't know how, it could be fun to learn and you can do it for free here! You could also hit up a thrift store (or even the dollar store) and get a cheap frame and then make a collage with pictures from your relationship and put it in the frame. Orrr since you mentioned that you like baking (but if you're anything like me then your boyfriend has been taste-testing your creations forever) you can make something special that you've never made before. I think petits fours are cute but I know they're not the manliest thing ever. You can make any baked good look special just by decorating it more elaborately than you normally would.

Sorry for how ramble-y and incoherent this has gotten. Good luck with your gift hunting!

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010 10:48:59 AM »

I like the idea of buying some yarn and knitting/crocheting something (mittens?)  if you have the time and talent.


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