You’re off the hook anniversary gifts!

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Time: 20 minutes

Budget: Changes depending on how expensive the gifts are.

Materials:

  • Assorted small gift items (I got knick knacks that you always want to buy, but don’t end up getting like weird stamps & miniatures of perfumes/accessories etc) 
  • Wrapping Paper
  • String
  • Hook/Wall clip
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon/Embellishments
  • Black Marker/Sharpie

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Steps:

1. Pack the gifts in assorted paper. To make it look really attractive, use bright paper, in different colors. 

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2. Make a small & simple design on each of the boxes like triangles, polka dots etc on each of the boxes, with a black marker/sharpie.

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3. Cut string in different lengths. So, that the gifts layer out when you hang them.  Wrap the gifts on the other side of the string from all for sides, to hold the gift firmly in place.

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4. Create a loop on one side of the string. A double knot is always better, to make sure the gift is secure.

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5. Starting with the longest thread, loop the gifts on the hook. Keep adding gifts till the smallest thread is added.

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Optional: You can add paper streamers to the hook/wall as well. to make the gift look more colorful & interesting.

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To keep in mind: Put some thought into the gifts. This idea is made by the contents of the boxes. Imagine how you would react, if you saw a great gift, only to find stuff you don’t like in the actual gift. It doesn’t have to be expensive, it needs to be memorable. For example, you get a small snow globe of a place you visited together.

And there you have it! A thoughtful & meaningful gift that should get you off the hook!


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Tell us your story of what you did in a similar situation. What anniversary gifts have you given? We would love to hear your ideas!

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