Yesterday was my husband's birthday! He turned 31. And although we've been married nearly 4 years, and together for 7, yesterday was the first time I gave him a thoughtful, unique gift. I've always been a practical gift giver. Gift cards or functional/daily use types of gifts are fantastic and easy, but I've now seen how much more fun it is to give a thoughtful gift.
My husband was in the Air Force for about 4 years, and during that time he got some coins. Each coin represents different things/achievements.
They used to be stored on top his dresser, before we were married, but as soon as I moved in they were pushed toward the back. And every time we would move, he would wonder where those coins were, since we never kept them in a special place.
So, I started thinking about getting him a frame or something for the coins. And I wanted something that was unique. I searched Pinterest and came up with nothing. I searched on Etsy, and after clicking through a few pages, I came across this shop.
And I saw this coin holder:
I loved it. I thought it was even better than a frame since the coins can be picked up and moved around. Plus, there is room for more if he ever wanted to get more.
Mike, the shop owner, was fantastic to work with. His communication is great, and shipping is quick.
I gave it to Justin last night, and he really liked it. He placed the coins in it and then placed it on our mantle. I asked him where he was going to actually keep it, and he mentioned that he might bring it to work.
That was the best answer I could have imagined! I was so happy that he liked it, and finally had a specific place to store and show off his coins.
It was a simply low key birthday, but inspired me to be a little bit more creative with my gift giving.