Men are notoriously hard to shop for, and my man is no exception. I was lucky this Valentine’s Day in that I had a good idea for one gift, and a few “maybe” ideas. I decided the best way to turn the “maybes” into good V-Day gifts was to match them with something I love about my partner. And since my partner likes to fish, I thought it would be fun to present them like a fishing game, having him fish for his gifts, even though none of the gifts was actually related to fishing. 😉 The finished product is shown above. There is some red tissue paper in there but I sort of stuffed it down to cover the gifts and so it wouldn’t just fly up when he pulled out his first gift. I numbered the papers in order from smallest (in value and excitement level) to largest. I tied or taped one end of jute to the gift, and taped the corresponding note to the other end of jute and hung them outside the bag. I underlined the key word in each clue:
My partner isn’t easily impressed or really into this cutesy stuff, but he actually had a fun time reading the clues, guessing the gift, then fishing them out. I am filing this idea away for other recipients/occasions, as I think the clues and guessing really add to the gifts, even if they are all small and inexpensive.