So I’ve been rather creative, to say the least, with my gift-wrapping for my nephew ever since he’s been old enough to open his own gifts. He’s 16 now, and for the past few years, it’s been getting rather difficult to keep stepping up my gift-wrapping game. Last year, when he opened up his Christmas gift, he found something that looked like this:
All he had said he wanted was fishing supplies, so I decided a gift card for his favorite fishing shop would be my best bet. I pounded a pry-bar into one end of a section of 2x4 cracked it open, hollowed out a little room in the middle, placed the gift card inside, and then glued it back together and clamped it, sanded it down and got it to look like just a normal (though nicely finished) piece of 2x4. He examined it for about 10 minutes before he noticed the very slight line of glue that went all around the board. He (and everyone else there) got a real kick out of it.
This year, I think I’m just going to give him cash, but I’m trying to figure out how to present it. If anyone else has any similar stories to tell, here’s your chance, I’m looking for ideas.