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« on: September 12, 2005 11:58:51 AM »

Ok, sorry if these threads get monotonous but I've searched and read and nothings really sparked my interest so far. The deal is he's turning 22 and he's a mechanic so he's mainly into cars... especially his oldschool Toyota Celica. He also likes tools, his tool box, Snap-on, anything of that nature. He's also into building models and cool model cases. He also really likes motocross/ dirtbikes/ and Fox (or anything with the logo).  He's not really into music or cartoons or anything. We just moved into a new house so maybe something for his room? I don't have a lot of money so I want to be able to save some to take him for dinner. My crafting skills are pretty basic. I can use a sewing machine but I can't really 'sew.' I've tried knitting and crocheting and I'd rather not have to go there :p
Any suggestions are appreciated guys. Thanks so much!
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2005 04:25:24 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2005 06:20:13 AM »

my ex was a mechanic and i had a similarly hard time coming up with a suitable gift. Eventually i went down the box of lovely things route including some chocolate cars, personalised key ring and a stencilled t-shirt (don't be afraid of the stencil- so quick, so easy, so proffesional looking, so many tutorials on this site, so many design opportunities, so why don't you do it!) Also included naughty things (i leave this to your imagination) which went down well and the cliched voucher route- 'i will watch the grand prix without complaining etc etc'
good luck- coming from one who knows- you'll need it...
(sorry, i'm sure you're mechanic is nicer than mine)
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2005 07:10:58 AM »

I was married to a mechanic, so I feel your pain. Wink But the present I made him that he liked the best was I painted an old tool box for him with cartoony type dragsters on it.( think Rat-Fink, etc.) This became his prized possession, and he still has it on display in his garage.All it cost me was time because it was an old tool box he had forever.
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2005 07:42:27 AM »

Hey, I have an old-school celica!  I'm no mechanic though...:-P

Well, I really like the idea of painting an old toolbox...maybe you could do one with a car theme?  I don't really have any other ideas (I constantly have boyfriend gift problems) but I wish you luck!
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2005 10:54:25 AM »

Thanks guys! I really appreciate all your ideas.
I'm kind of stupid and left it to the last minute and just flaked out and bought him a sweater. Kind of boring and expensive but I know he'll like it and he deserves it.
I can still use these ideas for x-mas though! I really like the painting a toolbox idea.. I wouldn't dare paint his good one, but he has enough I'm sure I could use one. I alsolike the logo collage idea.. I might still do that or something similar. I also thought about rasterbating a pic of his car.. either the whole car or a little part, like the wheel for a more art feel.

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