Monday, October 26, 2015

'Hooked On You'

Coming up with ideas for meaningful gifts can be difficult. In preparation for Christmas this year, I have a running list that I add to whenever I think of something that a certain family member would like.

As a combined Christmas and birthday present last year, I bought Mr. Handsome a new iPhone. We were not engaged yet and lived three hours apart, so I suppose you could say I had ulterior motives for giving him that gift. His old phone was on its last legs and would disconnect without notice, which put a damper on our nightly chats. (Thankfully, he qualified for a two-year upgrade, so it ended up being less than $100.)

In addition to the phone, I wanted to give him something from the heart, so I purchased a wooden picture frame from Walmart and decorated it like so:


The first letter of each word is made of fishing hooks that were extremely difficult to bend. This is the perfect gift for fishing fanatics, although if you glue a few shells on, it can become a beach-themed frame.

11 comments:

  1. Shela G10/26/2015

    Great idea!! I am a picture person so I love anything to do with photos. I also made my husband a frame the Christmas before we got married.

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  2. I LOVE the frame idea!!! My man LOVES to fish!🐟🐡🌊

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  3. Anonymous10/26/2015

    Wow, that was nice of you, but I guess you benefited from it as well:) Frame is too cute! You're quite artistic. You guys make a great couple!

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  4. Anonymous10/27/2015

    I noticed that picture in a blog pic. You did a very sweet thing and it would be a joy for Mr H. to have. Show us something he did to warm your heart during the courtship, or lately. ?

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    1. Hi there,

      That's a great idea for a post. A few weeks ago when I spent the day nannying for his office manager, he brought Chick-fil-a (my favorite fast-food restaurant) home for dinner and gave me a bouquet of flowers. :)

      Ellie

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  5. Jen at I Heart Organizing blog has some fabulous {free} printables for keeping track of Christmas and birthday gifts that you might find helpful.

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    1. Thanks, Tara! I'll have to check that out.

      Ellie

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  6. Anonymous10/27/2015

    I think giving experiences as gifts is more meaningful then stuff. For example you seem to like to do crafts, so you could ask for a crafting class at Micheals Arts & Craft store. Your husband likes to fish, so he could get a fishing trip at a local lake. Cooking classes, art classes at the community center, dance classes, soap making, and so on are all good choices. Tickets to museums, zoos, and music festivals are good gifts too!

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    1. Thanks for those ideas! My husband would definitely love a fishing trip as a gift.

      Ellie

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  7. Anonymous10/27/2015

    I can see many people on your list being interested in getting an I phone!

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  8. Anonymous10/27/2015

    Candles make good gifts and they are prepper oriented, who would not like to have enough candles if the lights go out some day? Also any non perishable or not too perishable snacks in one of those jars is a prepper thing to do, something to eat when the going gets tough.

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