I am finally almost done with putting eM's gift together! It is not as perfect as I would have liked but damn myself for procrastinating for so long to put it together! So I first saw this awesome idea on Pinterest and subsequently on many other blogs as I was doing research for ideas.
What is it? A planned, mostly prepaid, date for each month for the entire year. I created a packet for each month containing a piece of paper explaining our date (wish it was printed in color, damn my procrastination again!) and some other goodies like snacks for a movie date. At the beginning of each month, we would open the packet together and decide on a date for the event.
There are a lot of date ideas out on the Internet whether it is a fun night out on the town or just cozying up at home. Here is what I have planned:
March: Arclight theater.
April: Los Angeles Gun Club.
May: Flying kites and picnic at the beach.
June: Drive-in theather.
July: Stroll/picnic at the park with board games.
August: Orange County Fair.
September: Mexican dinner with margaritas and Redbox.
October: Dining experience.
November: 2014 Brazil vacay planning over delivery food.
December: AMC Dine-In Theater.
I know, 4 of 10 dates are movie related. What can I say, this guy reall likes movies! Some other ideas I really wanted to include were a baseball or basketball game and a concert, but sadly I couldn't include anything that is on a set date because of his difficult and unpredictable work schedule. Plus I could switch up some of the dates later in the year if I change my mind because I prepaid most of the events by using giftly.com instead of purchasing gift cards from the actual venue. In a nutshell, giftly is like a gift card that could be used anywhere. They do, however, charge a nominal fee for each transaction.