Unique DIY Birthday Gift Idea!

Just wanted to share a little summary of Eddie’s birthday. It was a nice, relaxing weekend of events!

We started with a delicious, steak dinner (the one we were supposed to have on New Year’s). On Saturday morning, we picked up some baked goods over at Le Pain Quotidien in Manhattan Beach for breakfast. Then, drove over to Haven Gastropub and had lunch over there in the Orange Circle. Then, went to watch Contraband over at Century Stadium 25. We ended the night with dinner at Slater 50/50′s and watched a hockey game. If that wasn’t enough, we started Sunday off with mass and went to brunch at Acapulco on Sunday. We then went over to Redondo, walked around the beach, played a fun board game at a friend’s house, and finished it off with a vegetarian dinner at The Green Temple and crepes at Creme de la Crepe. So much fun! Are you hungry yet? Haha.

If THAT wasn’t enough, I thought I’d share with you one of the gifts I made for his birthday. It was kind of a gag gift, but I think he appreciated it!

Materials Needed:

– old Anthropologie or old gift box

– chalkboard paint

– little pieces of cardboard

– a bunch of “favorite” items of the recipient

– yarn or tape

– chalk

1) Start off with an old gift box (I used an Anthropologie gift box)

2) Paint with chalkboard paint

3) Label the top of the box

4) Fill box with a bunch of “favorite” items.

This part requires a little planning beforehand, but just have fun with it.

Eddie’s favorite candy.

Eddie also loves peanut butter! His weakness is peanut butter & jelly so we never have jelly in our kitchen. This was a real treat for him.

A little background about this one…I always use Eddie’s chapstick. I never use my own, even though I have so many. Haha.

A little background on this one… I hate replacing the toilet paper roll. Thus, this is MY favorite way to ANNOY him. 😛

Eddie’s favorite fantasy, especially lately, is talking about what it would be like if we won the lottery. Well, this ticket wasn’t the big winner, but it did win us a whopping $2!

5) Gift Wrap & label!

Viola! You have yourself a fun, unique birthday gift for your significant other. 🙂