(Closed) Need help getting FI an inexpensive or handmade B-day gift

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Post # 3
46647 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Silly_love:  Will he be home from the hospital on his birthday? It depends on what surgery he is having.

You could get a heart shaped candy mold at Michaels and make him his very own heart shaped candy or jello.

You could  also make him a personalzed heart shaped pillow to use for chest support when he coughs or takes a deep breath if his chest is being opened. He would probably be provided with one from the hospital but you could make it personal by your choice of fabric- plaid flannel, character print from a favorite game, TV show or movie?

Post # 4
46647 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Does he like coffee? Is there a coffee shop in the hospital? You could get him a  gift card and present it with a pic of a latte with a heart design in the foam.



Post # 5
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

One of my favorite gifts I’ve made for my husband was a photo album/ scrapbook for upcoming events.  I’m doing another one this Christmas with 12 date nights, one for each month.  So for example I found a local business where you take a painting class and enjoy wine and beer.  I’ll do that page with appropriate graphics and leave blank spaces for pictures when we actually go do it.  It gives him a bunch of things to look forward to doing and lets me spread out spending money on him.  We usually enjoy experience gifts more then things so it works out well.

Post # 9
299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My Sweetie lives far, we agreed the same for Christmas.  BUT his Bday is on Christmas.  I still wanted to give him SOMETHING for Christmas and his BDAY. 

For Christmas I’ve been emailing him everyday some kind of letter, (12 days of Christmas my true love gave to me) here what I did so far.

Day 1: Letter declaring my love

Day 2: Letter letting know a little more about me… (which most he knew)

Day 3: I sang 3 songs to him and recorded on my phone

Day 4: Letter to Santa saying Thanks for my special gift (my sweetie)

Day 5: 5 facebook status (we prefer not to be gushy on FB so I made an over top “status” I threaten to post!

I haven’t figured out the rest, but some ideas is sending lots of selfies (he always asking for pictures.  I hate taking pics of myself.  Of course all of them are clean!)… Also he asked if I’ve practice writing my name with his last name, I plan to practice and send him a picture of a paper that I practice my signature.

He LOVES IT!!! I work Graveyards and so he wakes up to a new email every morning!!!


Post # 10
1868 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I made my fiancé the “52 reasons why I love you” gift out of the deck of cards for our first year anniversary. His exact words were “Baby, this is the best gift anyone has ever given me”. Melted my heart. He opened the gift over skype and I can tell some of the cards he read were getting him emotional. I love that I can bring out that side of him! 🙂


For his birthday this year, I made him “Open when…” envelopes. Google open when envelope gift, and you’ll get the idea of what it is. Basically, it’s a bunch of envelopes that state a specific time that he should open it, and when he does, inside is a hand written card/letter from me. For example, some of mine are:


Open when… we’ve had a fight. 

Open when… it’s the night before our wedding.

Open when… it’s my birthday.

Open when… you’re feeling stressed.

Open when… you’re sick. 

Open when… you’re missing me. (We’re long distance)

Open when… you’re feeling naughty. 😉

Open when… it’s New Year’s Eve. 




My fiancé has mentioned many times how he loves gifts like this more than any kind of material gift I buy him, so I try to look for great, personalized, home made gifts a lot. 

Post # 11
3025 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

@Diamond84:  That is a brilliant idea!


@Silly_love:  I’m giving my Fiance some coupons for back scratches. I know it sounds crazy, but he absolutely LOVES them, and I don’t. So I’m pretty sure he will LOVE them. Maybe you and your SO have something similar you could turn into a present?

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