One of our readers: Aleksandra Heruday-Romysz from Poland, presents a creative gift she has prepared for her husband. It shows the couple’s sense of humour, was inspired by what she knew about him, and should also be praised for the care for details. Find out how to make ‘audio precision’ without going bankrupt!
It was before we got married. I had absolutely no idea what to give my fiancé for Christmas, and every time I asked him if there was anything he wanted, he would reply ‘audio precision’, smiling broadly. Why? Because it is a device that costs several thousand Euros 😛 Peter made fun of me, and I still didn’t have a clue what to give him. Finally I decided that if he wanted it so much, he would get it. I took a cardboard box, covered it with paper, made holes into which I inserted various jacks and knobs from the home arsenal of my father – an electronic engineer (naturally, more or less according to a photo on the Internet) and described the lot in line with the original thing.
The only thing I regret is that I didn’t record the moment when Peter unwrapped his present 😀 That baffled expression on his face… You’d have to see it! I’m sure that no other gift that day brought him (and all of us) as much joy. It still stands on our windowsill 😉
In other words: anything is possible 😉 Aleksandra’s present reminds me of a joke we have once made with my Husband for Christmas. One couple asked Santa to bring them a travel bag and a garden lamp. Because they live in another city it was rather impractical for them to travel with the lamp and the bag through the country, so it was decided that we would chip in for those presents with our parents, and the couple would choose and buy them near their home. However, we didn’t want to give them just cash or nothing at all, so we presented them with a small gift bag and fairy lights, insisting that that was what they had ordered.
Both us and Aleksandra gifted a substitute of an expensive present. Yet Aleksandra dedicated a lot of time and put her heart and soul into hers. As a result, her gift still occupies the place of honour.
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