Creative Ways to Gift iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by zachnelson, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. zachnelson macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2010
    Pending the release of the 6th-generation iPhone, I plan to give my 4S to my sister.

    What are some creative ways to gift it to her?
  2. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2011
    Inside of a cake?

  3. j.dstasio macrumors 6502


    Jun 9, 2009
    South Jersey
    Somehow get her sim card into the iPhone (with roomate, boyfriend, etc's help possibly) and while hanging out with her set the iphone on the table. Excuse yourself, saying you need to make an important call. Leave the room and call her.

    Alternate, with her sim card in the iPhone & her phone hidden somehow ask to borrow her phone when she can't find it, offer to call "her phone" wait for the confusion & smiles when the iPhone rings.
  4. zachnelson thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2010
    I'm on Verizon, I can just enter some numbers in a website and it changes everything afaik.
  5. tgi macrumors 65816


    Aug 29, 2012
    I've always wondered how to do something like this on Verizon as well. Let's say I wanted to use someones (gift recipients) upgrade and buy them an iPhone only without them knowing, would that be possible?

    Or let's say they were on a family plan, could I just plot with the account owner and upgrade one of the lines without the recipient knowing?

    Sounds confusing, I know.


    This is an awesome idea!
  6. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    You know, if you put it inside a LifeProof case, there are lots of fun possibilities...
  7. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
  8. zachnelson thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2010
    I'm pretty sure, when I add my 6th generation to my line using the ESN, and then my 4S becomes free and simply add the 4S to her line using the ESN and place a call from each to verizon to download new data to the sims and I'm off!

    I think?


    15. :d
  9. cyks macrumors 68020


    Jul 24, 2002
    Westchester County, NY
    If it were for my sister...

    I'd put the iPhone back in it's original box and wrap it heavily with plastic wrap, find a larger cardboard shipping box, and, with a $5 can of expanding foam sealant, completely encase the iPhone box within the hardening foam. Then it's just a matter of closing the cardboard box, gift wrapping it appropriately, and giving it to my loving sis.

    Of course, make sure the phone is still active so you can call it and make the box ring. Wish her good luck as an archaeologist, sit back, and enjoy the show.

    Perhaps it's not the nicest thing to do (or safest depending on how carefully she can dig), but if I were to give a few hundred dollar item to my sis, I'd make sure she had to work for it.
  10. aztooh macrumors 6502a

    Jul 5, 2011
    unless you're authorized to make changes to her account, you're not going to be able to do that.
  11. zachnelson thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2010
    I am, haha. I'm authorized on the entire account.

    (family plan)
  12. moosquared macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2010
    This. Pretty neat idea! :D
    Steal her ringtone too. So she'll know that "her" phone is ringing.
  13. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    Which ever way you decide to gift her your iPhone I'm sure she'll be grateful, and will eye up your new iPhone 5 thinking that ones next ! Lol.
  14. zachnelson thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2010
    I'm considering placing the 4S in the 6th-generation box ahahaha.
  15. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

    ET iPhone Home

    Oct 5, 2011
    Orange County, California USA
    Send here a series of picture texts and have her find it in a Tiffany Box.
  16. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    Evil ! Putting it in your iPhone 5 box wouldn't go down well at all !

    Get a iphone 3G box or a Samsung or Nokia one !
  17. snapb202 macrumors newbie

    Apr 7, 2012
  18. xAnthony macrumors 65816


    Mar 2, 2010
    So basically up until the first post?
  19. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2011
    Put it in a slushie and when she's done with the slushie, you can kick her and say "your iPhone is inside!"

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