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Old 02-01-2006, 04:51 AM - Thread Starter
 
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any ideas for dh?

I knit and sew...

Mom of a 7 yr old, 4 yr old, and 1 yr old. Wow. How did that happen?
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Old 02-02-2006, 02:53 AM
 
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I don't if this is what you are looking for, but here is something a friend of mine did for her DH one year:

Knit a smallish heart shape (6 inches across, maybe?)
Mount it on some heavy paper
Write things you love about DH all around the heart with permanent marker
Frame with a small picture frame

It was really cute when she made it. Her DH hung it in their bedroom.

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If I could knit, my husband would be getting fingerless gloves. A friend made some for herself and I could see him wanting to wear them all the time.
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This doesn't fall under the knitting and sewing catagories, but I often make cards for DH on special occasions using words and pictures from magazines (ads mostly) and add my own words as they fit. It's a lot of fun!
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I've made dh lounge pants from my stash several times and he loves them. See? The stash does have a purpose.
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Last year for Valentine's Day I gave my dh a jar filled with paper hearts. Each heart was a coupon he could redeam for things like a back rub, a home cooked pie and some things I shouldn't put in writing here.

This year I'm going to write a love letter.

Let there be beauty and strength, power and compassion, honor and humility, mirth and reverence within you.)0(
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Old 02-03-2006, 04:20 PM
 
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I am going to do love 'coupons' like the pp mentioned. It always goes over well.
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I'm making my dh a card with a love letter inside and baking him a big batch of fudge .

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This isn't free, but we buy coffee anyway, so it's only a small expense. I'm going to make a homemade gourmet blend of coffee for DH. I just saw the idea in a magazine. I'll just grind the coffee, add the beans from a vanilla bean (which we already have as a gift) and grind/finely chop some almonds to throw in and mix. My son (3 1/2) will be able to help grind at the store, add the ingredients, and shake, so it's a perfect gift.
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Which magazine, sarasprings? That sounds yummy!
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Also not free, but again we'd buy it anyway and it's cheap. I'm getting DH an annual to the dog park he likes to take our dog to and make him those coupon things for times i will go along (I don't usually like to go to the dog park and he begs me too).

If there're county or state parks that you could save money on by buying an annual instead of paying per visit, that could be a good gift imho.
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Which magazine, sarasprings? That sounds yummy!
I'll get back to you later today. I have a pulled groin I'm trying to nurse to health before my due date in two weeks. I need to pull it out today to read what kind of coffee they recommend.
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Old 02-05-2006, 01:19 PM
 
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The directions are from a Martha Stewart mag, but I have no idea what issue. I got a few from the library magazine exchange and they ranged over 5 years.

Basically, it says to take a medium bodied coffee (like Ethiopian or Cambodian) and add some cinnamon or the inside of a vanilla bean, and some finely chopped nuts.
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