Homemade gift ideas for girlfriend

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  1. macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Hey all,

    I was wondering if anyone could help me come up with some cool ideas of stuff to make for my girlfriend (who is in another state right now-- college students). I've tried googling, and not many good ideas have been returned. So...I've decided to ask all you creative Mac users! I've also bought a plain white t-shirt to try and decorate, but I'm having a hard time coming up with ideas. I am not crafty at all. It's the thought that counts, right? :p

    Thank you all so much!
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 6, 2006
    Photo album. Do it up all nice with lots of photos, mementos, notes, ect., she'll love it.
  3. macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    Make her a baby - that way you both get to join in.
  4. thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Haha, this made me laugh. Thanks. :) Unfortunately, we're only 19 and busy with Bio majors...no time for kids! :p

    See...I was thinking this...I wish I had saved little pieces of all the stuff we've done together. As for pictures, the only ones we have together are digital (Facebook). All I have is the ticket stub from our first date (Cloverfield). :(
  5. macrumors Core


    Jan 18, 2005
    Darkplace Hospital
    I made a picture for my girlfriend last year. Just got a graphics tablet and jumped into the deep end with a collection of video game characters she likes. Went down a treat!
  6. macrumors regular


    Mar 6, 2007
    Fernhurst, Hampshire
    Don't waste your time. You will probably split up in a year or so.

    Take videos of her and make a short movie showing how lovely she is to some great music. On the beach, walks in the park etc. Try and catch her smiling and happy. You could also do this with some photos or a mixture of both. Pick a song that you know she loves and make it as romantic as possible. Cook her dinner one night then after sit down and show her the DVD. Give it to her wrapped nicely after pudding with a single red rose.
  7. macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2007
    Yes. Videos on the "beach". "Walking".
  8. macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Dude dont bring the guy down :(
  9. macrumors 6502


    May 15, 2005
    Lincoln UK
    Clone her a Gucci handbag
  10. macrumors regular


    Mar 6, 2007
    Fernhurst, Hampshire
    I was joking.

    But at least if he makes a DVD and they do split up the chances are that her new boyfriend will find it, get jealous then dump her. So its a win win situation with a DVD.

    Again this is light hearted humour...
  11. macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location
    Sex tape. Everyone's doing it.....and then losing it 'accidentally'.
  12. macrumors 604


    Dec 12, 2007
    off world.
    Make her a home-made coupon book. I know this sounds silly, but it's a sweet idea. And if you fill it with stuff like a foot rub, offer to paint her toenails, pay for a hairdo, dinner somewhere, "Pizza and a movie" night (where she gets to pick what kind of pizza, what movie, blah blah), stuff like that. One could be an "Italian Dinner" at your apartment - get the candle, the red-and-white checkered tablecloth, pasta, red wine, Pavarotti or Bocelli in the background. Of sing it yourself to make her laugh. Just make sure you do the cooking.

    The bonus is, if you fill it with sweet, time-sensitive stuff (like "Not good before" or "Cannot use two at a time") then she'll want to be with you more often to use some of the coupons you've included. I mean, at least, don't then go and spoil it by being a heel - but you get the idea...

    Or another idea, if you're any good at video manipulation and have some vids of the two of you together: Make your own "Cloverfield" of just the two of you. See if you can duplicate the look and feel of the movie where you had your first date (Good thing it's not Saw IV... :D).

    Don't be afraid to be sentimental or to show your romantic side. She'll give you a A+ for effort (and appreciate it that much more) even if she can tell you put thought into it, even it's not perfect.
  13. macrumors newbie

    Jun 7, 2008
    Create an emergency survival kit that she can keep in her car for those trips back and forth to college. This can be done for under $25, (not including the cost of the bag) and will be something that she will keep for years.

    Get a used bag, like a diaper bag. Often thrift stores will have some black bags that are vinyl-lined and have several pockets and compartments.

    Next visit the dollar store and pick up: a flashlight and batteries, small am/fm radio, first aid kit, moist wipes, duct tape, electrical tape, multi-function knife, bandana or facial dust masks, hard candy, jerky, other non-cooking food and bottled water.

    Last year I gave several of these emergency road kits to family and friends. Everyone was thrilled with the bags and their contents.
  14. macrumors member

    May 27, 2008
    Photo albums don't need to be full of photos. It could be inside jokes, other random pictures she'll like. Don't fill it with just pictures of you, because that would be creepy.

    If you don't have enough stuff to put in a photo album then just use a single frame. But once again don't just put a single picture of you in there, put a few.

    The coupon book idea is lame. You mine as well write here name in wingdings and send it to her. 99% of the crap you put in there, you should be doing already.

    Most of doing something nice for your lady is knowing what she likes.
  15. macrumors newbie


    Apr 25, 2010
    Regardless of what you choose, you better make her a macaroni picture frame. Nothing says I love you like one of those. At least that's how it was in kindergarten...
  16. macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2009
    Bemalte Blumen duften nicht.
    Let's hope he has made it by now. Lol good ol newbies.

    Also it'd be interesting to see if they are still together.
  17. macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    Holy thread resurrection Batman...
  18. macrumors 68000

    Jul 20, 2008

    like seriously?
  19. macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    I gotta know: Are you guys still together, or did you break up?
  20. macrumors 6502


    Nov 9, 2009
  21. macrumors 68000


    Jan 19, 2010
    North Hollywood, CA
    Whoa! 2008 thread?

    23 months?
  22. macrumors 68000


    Jan 19, 2010
    North Hollywood, CA
  23. macrumors 68020


    Mar 23, 2006
    How does this thread keep getting resurrected?
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2010
    the woods
    Newbies keep having outstanding ideas they absolutely have to share.
  25. macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2011
    You can surprise your boyfriend/girlfriend with a romantic love letter. You can either write it yourself or simply use one of the many love letters available online. Take the time and build something yourself that they will be able to use. While everyone thinks of a spice rack for this type of gift, there are other ideas you can try. Build a birdhouse or a picture frame. They are both easy projects and make nice gifts.
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