Sometimes it is quick and easy and not very creative but fun nonetheless. N and J had a baby strapped on Baby Bjorn-like as they told me that they needed a really good last minute gift for a 1 year olds birthday party. But a gift that wasn’t mass produced crap.
I thought for a second and said – a Jacobs Ladder. You know that stack of wood pieces the size of a deck of cards with ribbons on it that when you hold the top it looks like it climbs down?
This was acknowledged as a great gift. It took longer for me to think of a place in the neighborhood that might have it…but the suggestion got me one crisp dollar bill.