gifts? Answered

Whats the best gift site?

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Gift Exchange

I have a box sitting infront of me all ready to be sent to the post office tomorrow....inside contains my entry for the gift exchange... I REALLY hope my receipient has hours of fun with it.. You know, I want to thank Carleyy ( https://www.instructables.com/member/Carleyy/ ) and anyone else who was/is involved with the exchange.... I think its a brilliant idea and cant wait for the next one Tomorrow is the postal deadline.... so... tomorrow I shall upload a picture of what I made (as it has already got an Instructable posted (and featured) I hope the robot  brings everyone some CRACKING gifts cheerio

Topic by Biggsy 


Gift Exchange

           My skills include: Welding, Origami and General crafting. www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Valentine-out-of-Bicycle-Chain/ clipped from Google - 6/2010 I would be making the Heart out of bicycle chain and a Christmas ornament out of bicycle chain. I do not have an instrutable for that yet. This would be considered small or even very small. Since I had short notice about this contest this was the only instructable I have. I'm will to receive a smaller or larger size. I cannot think of anything I would not like. Since my package is small I can ship out of the country

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gift for crush?

I had a secret crush she had her birth day and I want to make her something not bought as a gift can someone give me hints

Question by Robinson ruiz   |  last reply


gift advise

My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost 6 months.. Hes really great and its my longest lasting relationship. He said hes getting me something and i have no idea what to get him. Any ideas?

Question by dreyah5   |  last reply


Gift Exchange

My skills include: Cardboard, papiermache, reuse things marked with recycle logo What I'd like to make for someone: photo frame or pen stand or something like that I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): S,M I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: OK What I like: All most anything What I don't like: Nil I absolutely can't have: Nil Type of thing I'd love to receive: Paper art Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country: No, I can ship within India Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: I am 32 years old.

Topic by artworker 


Gift for birthday to hubby, manly gift

Ok soo, I am in a deep problem. I want to gift something to my husband but o just don't know what to male for him. Things that he is fond of . 1.chess 2. Cell phone ( always on internet) 3. Loves bbq 4. Fan of tools right now 5. Latest obsession is new bullet bike ( indian version of harley davidson.) Now for the tough part. •thought of making a exploding box (birthday giftcard) but i feel it is too girly and clique for a 28 years old. •thought of making ches board ( suck at woodwork) so it is again out ofquestion. leather wallet ( again need skill) • thought of making beard oil but oh well only oil??? i know how to do embroidery. and i can cook decent help plZ  

Topic by sabu.dawdy   |  last reply


wine gift bag?

Instructions for making a gift bag that fits a wine bottle

Question by scopect   |  last reply


Holiday gift contest?

Are we expecting to have one for hanukka/christmas? i.e. should I wait on posting an instructable on the gift i'm making my mom? Was there one last year? UPDATE: I see we did have one last year...so i'll assume there'll be one this year too, will instructables need to be published after the contest is posted, or is it ok to do one beforehand?

Topic by Weissensteinburg 


Gift ideas for travelers? Answered

I'm searching for some gift ideas for my parents.  They like to travel; to the caribbean and Germany mostly.  I figure it would be a good idea to get them something travel-related.  Stuff like portable scales (for weighing luggage), security door stops, mini first aid kits, water purifiers.  They stick to hotels when traveling so no camping or survival gear is really necessary. So, any clever ideas?

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Gift Exchange Survey

So you want to sign up for the gift exchange? That's great! Here's what to do now: Create a new forum topic on the contest page, title it whatever you want, and paste in the text below with your own answers. We'll send you a PM with more information after June 30. My skills include: Here's a link to my featured Instructable: What I'd like to make for someone: I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: What I like: What I don't like: I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) Type of thing I'd love to receive: Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: (opt) Here's someone who can keep a secret that knows what I like, in case you want to PM them with questions: 

Topic by scoochmaroo   |  last reply


Gift exchange entry

My skills include: reusing old stuff to make new stuff, cooking, baking, knitting, sewing (these last 2 at a very basic level) What I'd like to make for someone: a wallet made out of a coffee bag (not my idea, copied from an instructable here) I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): S I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: yes What I like: alternate uses / creative ideas What I don't like: I do not like stuffed animals. I absolutely can't have: nothing Type of thing I'd love to receive: anything is fine Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? No. My country of residence is USA. Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: Yes, I am 34 years old.

Topic by sufairlie   |  last reply


Entry for the gift exchange

My skills include: cooking, sewing, sculpting, zookeeping / herpetology, painting, puppet-making, electronics hacks for Halloween Here's a link to my featured Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-bird-feeder-into-a-wild-bird-waterer/ https://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Denim-Shopping-Bag/ What I'd like to make for someone: I love gift exchanges but I lived in apartments for many years, so I know that sometimes it is best to receive a memorable but consumable gift. For my gift entry, I will create special chocolates from a custom sculpture designed for the recipient.  I have been casting art in chocolate for several years.  First, I make a sculpture using special food-safe clay.  Then I take a mold using special food-safe silicon mold material.  And finally, I cast the sculpture in chocolate, using powdered sugar as a mold release.  You tell me what the recipient likes and I'll make the sculpture to match their interests.  I can also cast one piece in acrylic if that would be desirable, so the recipient will have a memento after the chocolates are eaten.  Note, however that after I cast with acrylic, the mold will be unusable for food, so it will all be a one-of-a-kind food art experience.  Transient, impermanent, never to be repeated. This process is incredibly flexible, so use your imagination.  Imagine a big chocolate Cthulhu surrounded by little chocolate Cthulhu minions.  Or a flight of diminutive chocolate butterflies.  Or a bust of lincoln. Actually, I don't think I'm that good a sculptor.  Maybe I could do Beethoven. I already have created molds for large and small Venus of Willendorf, several small calaveras, a tiny bite-sized penis, a delicate dragonfly, several sizes of scarab beetle, an ammonite fossil, and a large spider.  I can send a box of any of those, or create a new one.   The Venus of Willendorf are very popular with my friends.  The ammonite fossils were a hit at the office.  What design would you like? I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) S or M (I don't think I could refrigerate L sized chocolate for a trip in the mail.) I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: I don't want anything larger than a hat rack, unless it is for outside. What I like: Art, light toys, knitted Cthulhu beasties, things that have been made more useful than the original designer intended What I don't like: Things made from trash that still look like trash I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) No foods except for unflavored chocolatey chocolate.  No herbal concoctions, soaps, essential oils, or anything like that.  I have lots of plant and food allergies. Type of thing I'd love to receive: wall art, light toys, sculpture, anything with a zombie theme, anything that has been more useful than the original designer intended Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? No, because I will have to ship the chocolates with dry ice and I'm just not sure they would let me do that, plus it would all melt sitting in customs and be a big unattractive lump by the time it arrived. Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian:  I am older than 18. (opt) Here's someone who can keep a secret that knows what I like, in case you want to PM them with questions: I will cast a few chocolates today and post better photos later.

Topic by weiblen.c   |  last reply



Hot Holiday Gifts

'Tis the season again for holiday shopping, and the hottest gifts will be found at The Crucible's Gifty Holiday Art Sale, this December 13-14th. This is probably the Bay Area's most unusual shopping experience. Where else could you find fabulous affordable handcrafted holiday gifts while experiencing art in action in a space where furnaces roar, sparks fly, and imagination runs wild? Food, demonstrations, performances, fun for all ages. The artisans donate a portion of their sales to support the arts education programs here at The Crucible, so by shopping at the Gifty shoppers support both local artists and arts education. Share this information with family and friends, and come on down to experience the holidays Crucible-style.Saturday & Sunday December 13-14, 2008 10AM 4PM For more info: http://www.thecrucible.org/calendar/gifty_08.htmlFREE ADMISSION Family FriendlyThe Crucible 1260 Seventh Street, Oakland, CA 94607 (2 blocks from W. Oakland BART)

Topic by plasmajan   |  last reply


4TH wedding gift ideas?

I want to make something nice for the breadknife any ideas

Question by cyber.kore 


My Gift Exhange Entry

My entry for the author gift exchange: https://www.instructables.com/id/fischertechnik-Scorpion/ Thought to share. -r

Topic by ftking_83702 


What happened to the gift exchange?

Ok. So, what happened to the Gift Exchange? Its not on the contests board anymore and when you click All Contests, it doesn't have it. Im confused!!

Question by carsoncool   |  last reply


Christmas gift for girl friend??????????? Answered

I need a realy simple home made gift for my girlfriend her favorite colors are blue and green and her favorite animal is a tree frog can someone please help im no craftsman and i need somthing awsome

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Diy gift for best friend

Everyone! I have this friend who's turning 20 next week and I need some gifts ideas. I bought her a book, "The portrait of Dorian Gray", because I know she loves O. Wilde, but she's one of my best friends and I want to make something special for her. Any idea? :D Thank you in advance!

Question by DELETED_Sara Elizabeth Shillingford   |  last reply


Beer cap gift ideas? Answered

I want to give my best friend a gift that somehow incorporates a metal beer bottle cap that has some sentimental value.  Does anyone have any ideas?  It can be anything (aesthetic or practical, I have no preference).  Thank you in advance!

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Does instructables ship gifts to pakistan?

I have recently won a gift in hiding place contest, but i am not sure that if inscrutables would be able to ship the gift to pakistan where i live.

Question by Harris Naveed   |  last reply



Craft gift ideas to make for a teen?

I'm wanting to make some gifts for my sister whose turning 15...i'm already going to make her a tutu that she wants..and to her surprise a soda tab belt...i was hoping for other ideas i can make..thank you!!!

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What is: "Instructable- Give the gift of making"? Answered

Is this a giveaway for some of your projects? https://www.instructables.com/gifts/

Question by Yonatan24   |  last reply


What is a good gift for my sisters?

I have 3 sisters age 4, 8, and 10. I need to find something to make for christmas for them. Also I am very stupid when it comes to LED's

Question by c_man4colts   |  last reply


perfect 2 months boyfriend gift? Answered

Well, i'm going to mae 2 months with my BF and i want something good, not so big but special you know (: if you can send it in a package the best :D! thanks ya'll

Question by lorewheelock   |  last reply


gift exchange entry: plastic action

My skills include: science and crafts project for children, sculpting, polymer clay, snow globes, simple jewelry, RC and rocket modeling, car technics, making sushi, stop-motion, medium-level computersavy. Here's a link to my featured Instructable: a.o. https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-millefiori-USB-flash-drive-jewel/ What I'd like to make for someone: a polymer clay figure or thingy. I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) M I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: smaller or similar. What I like: mechanical things that fly, ride or swim, robots, cute monsters, science-fiction, fantasy, the female body, the female mind (the order came spontaneously, sorry), chocolate, sushi, modern design, Apple (Mac). What I don't like: to lame or to noisy music, pathetic singing, anything to do with smoking (I'm not big on alcohol either), real weapons (but I consider most knifes to be tools, not weapons) I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) uncured epoxy (allergic); anyting incompatible with a cat, 2 young kids and a wife Type of thing I'd love to receive: something cool, cute, or sexy, possibly with a female touch. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Yes Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: Yep, I'm officially 43, although in my mind I'm still a teenager. (opt) Here's someone who can keep a secret that knows what I like, in case you want to PM them with questions: vderycke

Topic by masynmachien   |  last reply


10 DIY Gifts for Friends and Family

I wrote an article for Popular Mechanics about making your own gifts, titled 10 DIY Gifts for Friends and Family, that features some great gift Instructables.You're the type of person who likes getting his hands dirty fixing, servicing, and building your home, car, and garage hobbies. Why wouldn't you do the same with holiday gifts? Not only is a handmade gift more economical, but recipients will cherish something you have made above something store-bought. So, with lower costs, the prospect of genuine "this is really cool" thank yous, and some homebuilding fun in mind, let's get started on a DIY holiday. From my project-sharing Web site, Instructables.com, here are five DIY gifts for a dad, brother or fellow PM reader, and five less-expensive (time and money!) DIY gifts for the rest of the friends and family.

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how to make baby shower gifts?

How to make baby shower favors?

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Valentines gift idea for my girlfriend? Answered

Hey, I was wondering if anyone out there has an idea for a gift to send to my girlfriend? I have absolutely no idea what to do...I was hoping to make her something and send it to her, but I dont know. She lives in Washington, shes 16, and her mom is very strict, so something that is respectable, yet sweet and kind at the same time. Any ideas are very welcome, but hopefully soon, cause I dont have much time to send it to her....and whatever it is, it kinda has to fit in a letter :) thanks! 

Question by TheFawns   |  last reply


how to make a one piece gift box?

Is there a simple way to make a one piece jewelry gift box?

Question by smilesusan   |  last reply



What is the best way to wrap gifts in an eco friendly way? Answered

Hi! I want to know what the most eco friendly way of gift wrapping is!

Question by dobbylvr   |  last reply


Why is it...

Why is it I always find this type of contest after I've made the gift without documenting the process and the gift is nicely wrapped? It is just sitting there mocking me saying "Unwrap me and simulate the construction. You want another Dremel. You know you do."

Topic by RadBear   |  last reply


ok. its me and my boyfriends one year anniversary. need ideas for sweet+romantic, inexpensive gfts to make for him .

Hes 17, turning 18 soon, and from our level in this relationship, it might as well be a 5th anniversary. he likes music, guitars, shiny things (lol), things that go BOOM!, fire, and other wonderful things tha guys tend to like. ;P he's gotten me some really sweet gifts before (heart pendant and giant teddy-bear for xmas, ring for v-day, and draws my name in graffiti lettering on posterboard for me all of the time) but i never have enough money to actually get him something, and its just more fun to make something cool and unique to show how much i love him . out of the ordinary is a big++

Question by christallieaygh001   |  last reply


Any Unique and Personalized Valentine's Day Gift Ideas out there?

I'm looking for a unique gift idea for my kids (twin girls age 7) to make for valentines day. Any ideas?

Topic by busytwinmom   |  last reply


Helpful tips giving gift christmas and new year are environmentally friendly

Christmas and new year is near. What have you prepared? hmmm … christmas and new year celebrations are usually synonymous with giving gifts to family, friends and people we love. Here are some tips for gift-giving is still ‘green’ in order to maintain sustainability of the planet  more details : tips giving gift christmas and new year are environmentally friendly

Topic by ling-ling lia 



carsoncool's gift exchange entry PLEASE READ

My skills include- sewing, weaving (potholders) What I'd like to make for someone- Hand woven potholder purse I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone else- (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else:  yes What i like- toys, trinkets, recycling, mostly anything What i don't like- umm.... nothing? I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) food items Type of thing I'd love to receive- wooden doll, recycled items, basically useless but cool items, etc.

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Does anyone have homemade gift ideas for men? Answered

  I am looking for homemade gift ideas for men (and 1 teenager) that like music (metal rock), golf, and football. I want to make them something they will actually use. Any ideas appreciated! Thanks!

Question by cupcake811   |  last reply


c. 1978 Spencer's Gifts Water Candle

Back in the late 70's Spencer's Gifts sold something called a "Water Candle". It was actually a wax sculpture made to look like stalagmites with a regular candle on the inside. When lit the flickering candle shone through the translucent wax. The sculpture itself didn't melt and the candle could be replaced. Does anyone know where there is any info (especially pictures) of this type of thing.

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Any good Ideas for a homemade gift for my friend's birthday??

I want to make something homemade for my friends birthday. I want it to be really cool, cause she lives in victoria and I live in surrey. Also, keep in mind that I am a kid, like under 14. My mom says 'no giving out my real age.'

Question by weirdudette   |  last reply


I sent a gift to Ukraine registered mail

I mailed a gift to Ukraine on December 21 and it looks like it's at customs. How often is mail scanned at customs on Sunday and the day after christmas? Does this mean the padded envelope really left the United States? What does this mean? I took a few of the numbers out. I sent it registered mail (first class international registered mail) even though the CD didn't cost me much! I sent another CD regular International First Class in October 2010 and she didn't get it! Do you think customs took it because it was christian music or do you think it was stolen?Please look below! Label/Receipt Number: RC00 146 2U S Class: First-Class Mail International Service(s): Registered Mail™Status: International Dispatch Your item left the United States from ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS) at 7:28 am on December 26, 2010. Information, if available, is updated periodically throughout the day. Please check again later. Detailed Results: .International Dispatch, December 26, 2010, 7:28 am, ISC NEW YORK NY(USPS) .Arrival .Acceptance, December 21, 2010, 11:58 am, LILBURN, GA 300    

Question by thrasher491   |  last reply


Need an awesome idea for 10 year anniversary gift/ideas/something for my hubby. Answered

I am the crafty one and have no idea what to do/go/make. Not a lot of $ and no babysitters. Thanks!

Question by tukas   |  last reply


Do you have any ideas for a coffee flavour room gift? Answered

I had this idea coming up for a gift: -grounded coffee beans in a can or something like this, which is making the room smelling of fresh coffee. It shouldn't be that the room always smells like coffee, just if you feel like it should. - I thought also of a coffee candle, but candles as gifts are so boring, I want something more exciting ...I am stuck right now, can you help me out with some inspiration? Thanks a lot!!! ps: the person I want to give it to, adores coffee :-)

Question by jarneola   |  last reply


Make something from these parts?

It's my mum's birthday soon (December) and I was planning on making her something out of these various parts. Any ideas would be appreciated, or (possibly) more things I should get to make something look better. Thanks!

Topic by dansassin   |  last reply


Alright i want to make somthing for my girlfriend but I'm clueless Can I have some help here?

She likes a lot of things but she is more of a tom-boy she hates pink and skirts are a no-no. I need lots of help here .  I'm not too poetic and she likes mountain dew but she likescamping and swimming but i dont want to get her clothes. HELP!!!

Question by paininthebutt   |  last reply


how do you make a good gift for your mom? -carter burwell? Answered

Okay my mom's birthday is soon and i wanted to make her something . Any ideas?

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