(Closed) We are broke. Ideas for cheap/free gift for DH (cat was from rents)

posted 6 years ago in Married Life
Post # 2
1819 posts
Buzzing bee

Since he is into comics, could you make him a comic book of your story? I think there are templates you could download online to use and maybe tools in a photo program to turn pics of you have into a comic book style. Even if you use regular pictures in a comic book format, I think it would be cute. It will take some time but it could potentially be free and really cool at the same time. 

Good luck!

Post # 3
2127 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Maybe just a nice card, a six pack of his favorite beer, & his favorite home cooked meal or something? 

Post # 5
1855 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Likely a dumb idea but do you have any artist friends?  If so, perhaps they can somehow help you create a “comic book” of your hubby as a superhero and give him a crime fighting adventure story?

Post # 7
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

It sounds silly but once I was in a similar (broke) situation, and I made my DH some vouchers, each promising him a different romantic thing, like 1 back rub, 1 home baked cake of his choice, 1 movie of his choice…you get the idea! But you can make it specific to your relationship, and his hobbies and favourite things. You could draw cute pictures on them.

Post # 8
2134 posts
Buzzing bee

You could do loot crate? I think it’s like twenty dollars a month or something close and you can do it for however long you want. It’s got like collectable things and shirts and stuff. I know that my fi, who is a gamer really like it. 🙂 each month is a new theme. This month was a back to the future theme.


Post # 10
559 posts
Busy bee

I usually give my husband a card in the morning and then do a few things to make his day special – such as a combination of making dinner for him while I send him out on a 4hr bike ride (yes, that’s his favorite thing to do), going on a bike ride/run with him, baking him a cake or giving him the car to take to work (he usually buses and I drive.) These little special gestures seem to mean more to him than any gift.  

Post # 11
6214 posts
Bee Keeper

We always do smaller gifts that are things we want/need for the house or wahtever. For example this year I was gifted an aluminum bucket, lily bulbs and wildflower seeds.  Birthdays do not have to be over the top.  I don’t even remember what i got him, come to think of it.  I think M&Ms were involved.  how about sugar cookies cut/decorated for his favorite comic characters/symbols?  there are lots of samples online.  Looks like you got a good idea above anyway.

Post # 12
201 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I made my husband a “beer cake.”

It was a cake shaped tower of his favorite canned beer.

Wrapped with a ribbon and he loved it!

Google it.

Post # 13
684 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

You could get some inexpensive frames at ikea and create a gallery wall in your house using his artwork.

Post # 14
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

Word collage! For this you’ll need 

A picture frame (any size) 

Construction paper (optional to make it look pretty) 

Your brain ( or a dictionary) 

Now think of words that describes your relationship. Or memories that the two of you share. Write each out perhaps include  the definition of words. Glue them randomly to your page. This can also make great Wall art – hence the frame. Here’s the closest pic I could find so use your imagination 

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