Jai is not the easiest person to buy a gift for. He is not into gadgets, watches or fashion, is happy with his single bottle of Hugo Boss cologne which is replaced when running low and already has a huge pile of unread books on his bedside table. So, when racking my brains about what to gift him this Christmas produced no useful results, I decided to get creative.
One of the gift ideas that I have always considered but never got down to doing has been coupons. Given that these were desperate times (Christmas eve and still no gift ideas in sight), I decided to create some fun coupons for him.
Having no design skills whatsoever, I turned to Google Baba for some answers and found quite a few template options. I finally went with something I downloaded from a site called The Craft Cafe.
Once I had the coupon template, I pasted it in Powerpoint and then added text I had decided on - 20 coupons in all. Here's a sample page:
What do you think? I think they are pretty cool for something that didn't cost me a penny. In fact, I think the coupons, which offer my time and effort, are a far better gift than anything material, no? :-p
Jai was pretty thrilled with them and says he is planning to redeem each and every one of them sooner rather than later :-)