Make a mixtape
Compile a mix of your favorite and most memorable songs, and burn a CD. This gift will allow your significant other to reminisce on special moments in your relationship. Yes, it sounds corny, but what better cliché way to vibe with your boo than with music?
Make a handmade coupon book
Make a book of various coupon cards to be used in the future. Think of favors or tasks to include on the coupons, such as one free backrub or their choice of dinner, movie or event to indulge in.
Make a scrapbook
For some of you craftier Cougars, you might be interested in making a scrapbook for your family. You can theme the book by year, event or occasion. Use a combination of family pictures, quotes and decorative embellishments to include in your book. You can also include any small family trinkets or collectibles to preserve family memories. You can even throw in UH memorabilia such as pictures of games, award letters, e-mails or newspaper clippings. Trust me, parents eat stuff like this up.
Plan a family outing
Use services like Groupon to find cheap, local events to attend with your family. Plan an outing to see a light show or an exhibit at a local museum. The great thing about this gift is that you can make it as casual or extravagant as you’d like, and can afford, while giving your family the most precious gift of all: quality time.
Now I’m not saying to blow $150 on Lights All Night tickets, unless you got it like that. However, tickets to see a local artist or event are a fairly inexpensive and thoughtful way to treat your friend during the holidays.
This is a little random, but hear me out. People use phone cases to protect their device and personalize it to their style. If your friend is interested in a certain things, such as sloths, French fries or emojis, you will surely be able to find a case that fits their taste. You can get cases for fairly cheap online at sites such as Amazon.com.