Anyhoo, enough excuses. On to the gift.
This is Lo.
She loves old movies, cocktail parties, and being fabulous. She
These are my friends who took part in the gift exchange.
photo by Melanie Dodds
At some point a year or so ago, we realized that we could use the first letters of our last names to spell out "BABAAM!" (With the exception of me, no one is particularly nerdy, but we all appreciated the Batman onomatopoeia.)
When it was time to open gifts, I handed Lo a gift bag. Inside was this shirt:
(I know no one is Rickrolling people anymore except me, but it never gets old.)
After I finished laughing, I gave Lo her real gift to unwrap.
The gift was originally supposed to be entirely movie-themed (there was a snafu due to my inability to read - don't ask), so I made the gift box look like a clapperboard. I forgot to take pictures, but it looked something like this:
The clapperboard clapper thingy actually worked! (Take that random coworker who said it would be too complicated and I should just put the gift in a popcorn bucket!)
Inside were a couple of small pug-related gifts inside to replace the movie gifts that didn't work out, and a couple of gifts from her wishlist.
I also gave her three framed pictures of drawings I made:
The third picture was Lo and her two sisters on a "How To Marry a Millionaire" poster. (I forgot to upload it.)
Since I had the frames, paper, and mats on hand, I was able to buy from her wishlist and give Lo a personalized gift without going over the spending limit.
Overall, I think the gift was a hit.