Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Leisure Book Gift

I have mentioned the blog "Oh Happy Day" before but I am consistently amazed by her ideas & after a recent post I realized that one of her gift suggestions was perfect for a friend of mine.

A homemade "Leisure Book". Basically a book where you list all sorts of fun stuff to do in your leisure time. I separated it into these sections: Museums & History, Festivals & Fun Stuff, Treats, Outdoors, Restaurants, & Book Recommendations.

You basically buy a pocket sized book & have your awesome husband exacto knife it into sections:


Then you do a TON of research on cool, random stuff to do in the area. I also utilized Facebook & my totally cool friends to give suggestions on places (and book suggestions):

Then I organized & scaled everything in Word so it will fit in the book & finally glued it all in. (I typed it up & printed it so I could include pictures, maps, etc. but it's not necessary if you have good handwriting you could just write it all in):

I also bought a bunch of small denomination giftcards to a bunch of the local places (and B&N for the book recommendation section- my fav section) for her to try out:

It ended up being a fun gift & I actually found out a lot of fun new stuff locally I'd like to try out. It would also be an awesome gift for someone who has just moved into town!

5 comments:

Peace Love Applesauce- Terri said...

How neat!! :)

Em and Russ said...

Wow, that is a lot of work, but what a great idea!

Esther Noelle said...

A perfect gift for Lindsay - it turned out soooo great!!!!!!!

Monica @ All Things Lovely said...

Wow! Soo great! I want a book like that! Actually that would be a great gift to myself whenever I move somewhere new. Ha.

A great family gift idea too. For another family.

Lindsay Jane said...

This really was the perfect gift for me - nicely done!