I am the type of person who DESPISES getting gift cards for people for their Birthday, Anniversary, Mother and Father’s Day, Christmas, Hanukah, Chanukah, National Fruitcake Day,etc..(Yes, that really is a holiday.) I just think it’s absolutely no fun. I would rather iron 27 of Matt’s shirts than get a gift card for someone.
But I do make exceptions…at times….because now I have 2 girls who make browsing aisles and the internet a little more tough. Also, my husband, Matt is an exception. Matt is about the pickiest man/person when it comes to clothing. I once picked him out what I thought was a pretty good outfit….. nice pair of shorts, nice polo, some sandals. In the past I haven’t had much luck so I really took my time picking this out so I knew it was going to be a slam dunk. It was more like a total air-ball. Within 5 minutes of opening the present he went back to the store and exchanged EVERYTHING…..EVERYTHING!! GRRRRRR. So, on occasion, I may get him a gift card.
Our 5 year anniversary was a couple months ago and my Mom made us the neatest gift:
Told you it was neat! She’s a pretty crafty lady. She used a canvas and then just put letters that you would put in a scrapbook on it. I LOVE this idea. It’s kind of like an “overview” of our life. It makes a great Anniversary gift! She didn’t put anything over it but you could always try to mod-podge over it to make sure the letters stay put (but I haven’t had any issues with mine yet). Some other ideas I’ve thought of are:
* If somebody had a newborn- could put their name, when & where they were born, the time, hospital, weight, parents’ and siblings’ names, etc.
*Cute Things Your Little One Says ( I know my 3 year old has a lot of hilarious things she says on a daily basis)
You can also find tons of different colored lettering to make it match a room.
The possibilities are endless! Way better than a gift card!