There are a few holidays (father's day) and weddings (like 4, other than my own) and birthdays (my dad, my other unemployed friend) and such coming up. Having spent my unemployment checks on the most recent holidays (mother's day), birthdays (my mom), and other celebrations (Jess graduating from law school, a year of being engaged, etc.), I find myself trying to come up with more creative, yet still viable, options for gifts. If you can add to this list, please feel free!
Like, what if I made the gift recipient a scarf? Actually, that probably wouldn't work out. I can't knit or crochet or anything fancy like that, so whatever I made would probably come out all full of holes and hobo-looking. Also, it's 75 degrees outside and, therefore, not scarf season. Maybe I can learn how to knit or crochet in time for Christmas and the wintery birthdays.
OR, or, what if I burn them a CD? Who doesn't like new music, right? At the very least, they could use it as a coaster.
What if I create a pencil/pen holder by decoupaging a coffee can with my old business cards? Do you think people would like that? It would be kind of an artful piece, I guess, since they would use it in an entirely different company than that listed on the cards. Or it would be one of those gifts that you accept graciously and act all excited about only later to move it closer and closer to the garbage.
I'm worried for the first time in my life that I'm going to have to dip into my regift pile, which includes books I've already read, stationary I didn't want, and T-Shirts I won at raffles. I might lose some friends.