Saturday, November 04, 2006

A Gift for a Guy

Some men are hard to shop for. There are certain items that most men like, however, and this is a unique way to put them together, and hopefully make the man you are giving the gift to feel special. As I have said before, I like to make the gift wrap a part of the gift itself. A leather or suede box is a nice, masculine container for a guy gift. I found this box at T.J. Maxx. Hobby Lobby has lots of them, too. Be sure to get a box that is large enough to accomodate all you want to put in it. As you can see, for this particular gift, I included a shirt, tie, manly frame, flashlight, and pocket knife. You can also include a nice manicure set, collar stays, cufflinks, gum, mints, or candy. Tickets to a game, movie, or concert would also be nice.Gil collects antique books, and I used them for this, but a book about a subject that interests him or by his favorite author would be great. The candy I used is just Planters Chocolate Covered Almonds, but I emptied the bag with Mr. Peanut's picture on it into a clear bag and tied it with twine to make it look like it came from a candy store.

I am not a scrapbooker, but I love scrapbook implements, such as stickers, tags, textured paper, etc. For this tag, I attached thin cork-like paper with self-adhesive on the back to a textured leather-look paper. I then used these funky stickers to spell out Gil's name. I punched a hole into it and tied it all up with a ribbon.

This is the finished product:


Anonymous said...

Oh boy, it looks like I am going to get a gift box!


Amby said...

You should show cool ideas for gift giving to daughters. Just a thought.

Anonymous said...

I also think you should try a daughter gift....WAIT son geez sorry

Um and doesnt dad already own alot of stuff in that box already?