Last week was my nephew’s 15th birthday. The poor kid just had knee surgery the week before so he was hobbling around on crutches. Somehow, his friends and he still managed to have fun playing video games for most of the celebration. Boys and their toys.
So, what do you get for a 15-year-old boy? Other than cash. Sometimes cash is great but other times I just feel like giving something with a little more pizzazz. Actually, I pretty much always feel like that but some days cash is all that can be dealt with. This was a typical day where I’m trying to get done what I needed to, up to the minute I had to leave. I literally put this gift together in under 10 minutes! (And you can probably tell I had no time to get out my good camera and adjust lighting, etc. so just took a couple quick shots with my phone. Sorry for the less-than-desired quality but it gives you the idea!)
How it came about:
I remembered I had some iTunes gift cards in my drawer from last Christmas and since he has an iPhone, thought that would be perfect! He can download music while laying around on the couch for the next couple weeks. I also had a lot of leftover candy from a gift I gave a friend the weekend before so I decided to fill a mason jar with two $10 iTunes gift cards (each one facing opposite ways) and the candy. To add a little pizazz, I used the mason jar lid as a template and cut out a plain piece of paper and drew “Happy Birthday Nate” and some balloons on it.
Whalaa. An easy to make, quick gift a teenage boy will love. And…he did.
What are some quick gifts you’ve come up with in the past? I’d love to hear about them! Leave a comment here or on my Facebook page.