I love giving presents. Here’s what I got The Mister.
See? It’s a chalkboard Capitalist Pig! He wasted no time in writing HDTV on it, though with my increasingly anti-everything-but-HBO stance, the likelihood of that happening is little. Once he opened the gift in the first photo his tune changed to something a bit more manageable: a carrying case for his new Diana camera. Yes, that’s real life film up there. A little tough to find these days.
Here we have a neat little travel journal complete with small folders for ephemera pasted inside. How many times have I tried valiantly to save travel ticket and train stubs, interesting receipts and postcards, only to find them jammed into a side luggage pocket while packing for the next trip? Oh, every single trip I take. I have an entire plastic bin full of such little pieces. One day I’ll get around to cataloging everything but for our upcoming getaway this will do quite nicely. The notebook would have made for an easy DIY job and if we can be disciplined enough to use it in 2011 I’ll make some for the next year’s voyages; it will also provide an opportunity to do some nightly analog journaling.
Almost forgot one of my favorite ones! This is the in-process photo of a gym towel I sewed out of an old t-shirt he no longer wears. It’ll come in handy on the beach, too.
The last present will be given next week while we’re on our trip. Can’t say what it is just yet! What presents did you love to give? Did everyone’s face light up all magic-like?