I have a birthday party for my friend’s first year this weekend (waves to M if she’s reading along). In lieu of gifts the parents are asking for something that represents his first year for a time capsule that they’ll open at his 18th birthday. I think this is a great idea, except for the fact that I’m stumped and totally clueless.
The hubby will be photographing the whole event, so on the one hand we’ll have photos to contribute, but I’d still like to have something giftie to include. I can be crafty and make a mean picture frame – but I can’t imagine an 18 y/o boy would want one of my frames. And if it comes down to it, I can write a wacky poem. But otherwise, really, I’m needing some help and a brilliant idea or three – Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions?
On a related note, I still have to come up with something for my best friend from high school. I didn’t get him a birthday present back in October (it happens from time to time – on his end as well) so it can be bigger than a typical Christmas gift. Years and years ago he used to collect penguins, but like anyone that has collected anything at one point, he’s over that. He’s getting married in June, but they just got engaged on his birthday and nothing is formalized (no honeymoon plans yet, not registered, etc.). I’ve done wine in the past, and have considered a food gift this year, but is that too impersonal? So again, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
PS – is NaBloPoMo over yet?