Any creative bees out there? Gift wrapping question

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Put them in a ballerina music and/or jewelry box.  (Tiny Dancer)

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

How about buying an Elton John CD and putting them inside the case?

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@tropicalfish914:  I got my parents concert tickets one year and wrote a riddle out of song lyrics

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m a fan of a box in a box in a box etc.  I’ve done it many times for one of my friends.  I also will throw in dollar store crap or broken things around the house and wrap those too!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

If it’s for christmas you could roll up a poem, song lyrics, etc tie it with a ribbon and hide it in the tree branches. Or you could do as Julies mentioned, get an elton john related item and wrap that. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@tropicalfish914:  I get irritated when I feel like the person I’m giving a gift to can tell what it is without unwrapping it….like part of the surprise is already ruined…I’d go for a classic Big Box Distraction package.  I take my smaller box, pack it in a bigger box with a ream of printer paper to throw off even the most skilled, “box shaker” and if its some banal and annoying appliance box…like a blender…that’s even better.  They open it and think…”Yeah…a blender…neat”  But you know its not a blender and then when they find what you actually gave them, its even better, because they almost killed you for a minute there.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

What if you did the box in the box in the box thing and have each box hold a clue, ending with the box with the tickets?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@tropicalfish914:  last Christmas I gave Mr. H some concert tickets, and I was in the same predicament. I bought a planner, and I wrote in a bunch of fun dates. I scribbled little hearts on Feb. 14th (and some dirty words), I drew fireworks on Dec. 31, I put a big star by our anniversary (June 1)…little things like that. He literally thought I bought him a planner. Lol. BUT I had a little post-it flag on a date in March, which wasn’t a significant month for us date-wise. It was the date of the concert though. He opened it, and on the event date, I’d written in “Deftones Concert, plus dinner and drinks on me! Ho ho ho!”

He was stunned! Then I handed him the tickets 🙂 He got an awesome surprise and date, plus he still uses that planner.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@tropicalfish914:  The Scavenger Hunt is also a pretty fun way to give someone a gift, they’re running all over the house, reading clues, trying to figure out what it could be…and then WHAM…here’s your Elton John Tickets, in a ziplock baggie in the toilet tank, memorable for a myriad of reason.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think the box within a box etc is way too overdone. Everyone knows they are getting something small (physically) at the end.

 

@MrsHalpert:  now this is a cute idea!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@tropicalfish914:  I don’t think you could go wrong with wrapping them in a gigantic box. I bought my dad an autographed copy of the first science fiction book he ever read and wrapped it in a huge box. I think it helps drag out the anticipation because when they finally get to the gift they are pretty stunned!

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