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#1 noehlp  OFFLINE  

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Posted Dec 21, 2012 - 10:44 am

Help please! I need some creative ideas to wrap up an iPod Touch. They are small, and I want the gift receivers to not have a clue what it is until they fully open it. The only way I can think of is to wrap it in several different sizes of boxes. But I am hoping some GottaDealers have even more creative ideas. Plus I am short on time. I tried a quick Google search and that netted no results quickly. Thanks in advance! :) And there is multiples of this, so it's gotta be something I can duplicate three times over.

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Posted Dec 21, 2012 - 10:47 am

I say you slip it into a pair of socks and put in a sock box and scare recipient :P

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Posted Dec 21, 2012 - 1:24 pm

Look for a fillable ornament that comes apart in the middle. There are some on Amazon but not sure if you'd get it in time. In a bag of candy if you could reseal it. Box of cereal as the prize.
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Posted Dec 21, 2012 - 4:11 pm

In a plastic container full of Hershey kisses.

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Posted Dec 21, 2012 - 4:15 pm

do the 2 liter bottle thing.i it was on here last year.something like cut bottle in half.put candy and ipod and stuff inside bottle then glue it shut when they open it they wont know exactly how to get the stuff out
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Posted Dec 21, 2012 - 4:24 pm

I did the box within a box last year for the xbox 360, I used like 10 boxes. The very last box was like a necklace size box with a folded up note inside. It directed her to go find her present in the back seat of dads truck :tongue1: For her birthday a few days ago, I got dance central 3 and just dance 4 and put them each down the pant leg of a pair of pants and wrapped it all up. She was bewildered when she opened it to find an old pair of pants until she shook them out lol. you could also get them each an itunes gc and just wrap those. watch their eyes light up when they realize :)

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Posted Dec 21, 2012 - 4:36 pm

Any pc software boxes laying around, or a pencil case or book hollowed out for a safe. Or maybe a box of poptarts empty, food item in a box that it will fit into.

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Posted Dec 21, 2012 - 4:38 pm

Any empty wrapping paper tubes around?

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Posted Dec 21, 2012 - 5:50 pm

the 2 liter bottle is an awesome idea!! i saw that on here last year also. you cut a "door" where the label is, stick everything inside and then tape the "door" shut. looked really neat =) hmmm.....wonder if a video game will fit in one.

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Posted Dec 21, 2012 - 7:27 pm

Funny, I was coming here to ask the same question! I got my son an iphone and he is completely not expecting it, but I don't want to just wrap it as is. I was thinking of picking up an SAT study guide with DVD and seeing if I can fit it in there somehow ... Keep the ideas coming! :)

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Posted Dec 21, 2012 - 8:16 pm

Funny, I was coming here to ask the same question! I got my son an iphone and he is completely not expecting it, but I don't want to just wrap it as is. I was thinking of picking up an SAT study guide with DVD and seeing if I can fit it in there somehow ...

Keep the ideas coming! :)


Is the phone ready to be used? I just saw on America's Funniest Home Videos someone called the phone while it was still wrapped. This was after the girl was upset about not getting one. Then was happy when she heard it ring.
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Posted Dec 21, 2012 - 8:18 pm

Funny, I was coming here to ask the same question! I got my son an iphone and he is completely not expecting it, but I don't want to just wrap it as is. I was thinking of picking up an SAT study guide with DVD and seeing if I can fit it in there somehow ...

Keep the ideas coming! :)


Is the phone ready to be used? I just saw on America's Funniest Home Videos a girl get one as a gift. She thought she wasn't getting one then someone called the phone while it was still wrapped. She was happy after she realized it was hers.
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Posted Dec 22, 2012 - 11:53 am

Okay, first, nothing against anyone that wears these; but I was joking with my oldest saying she's getting Granny Panties for Christmas. She thought that was funny but said she better not. So that might be an idea, I buy two packages of Granny Panties and stick it inside of those. And I guess for my son I could buy guy briefs (he refuses to wear them). But then no one would wear them, and I don't think I can donate opened packages of underwear, and I'm one that really hates to waste money. So I probably won't go with this, but maybe the idea will help someone else. I like the two liter idea, and the boxes of food/cereal - was even thinking prunes, but I don't think those are big enough to hold the box the ipods came in, the case and headphones I bought too. If you have more ideas, bring them on!

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Posted Dec 22, 2012 - 12:21 pm

wow i love the soda bottle idea!! i searched the forums for it and was unable to find it...anyone know where it is? i am thinking of taking off the label and cutting then gluing back..e.ct.. i actually have an ipod touch wrapped in a clothing box but this seems like such an awesome idea that i am going to dig for it and unwrap it and do this!!!thanks for awesome idea!!!

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Posted Dec 22, 2012 - 1:38 pm

wow i love the soda bottle idea!! i searched the forums for it and was unable to find it...anyone know where it is? i am thinking of taking off the label and cutting then gluing back..e.ct..
i actually have an ipod touch wrapped in a clothing box but this seems like such an awesome idea that i am going to dig for it and unwrap it and do this!!!thanks for awesome idea!!!


Check this thread from 2009... http://forums.gottad...mas craft ideas
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Posted Dec 22, 2012 - 2:50 pm

I use the every shirt box, then ds thinks "okay mom got me another boring shirt." That's where I put this years big present (he gets to drive a nascar racecar). I alsol got him a autographed diecast and Im going to tell him when he opens that one that "crap I messed up, he should have opened that one last."

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Posted Dec 22, 2012 - 3:20 pm

I use the every shirt box, then ds thinks "okay mom got me another boring shirt." That's where I put this years big present (he gets to drive a nascar racecar). I alsol got him a autographed diecast and Im going to tell him when he opens that one that "crap I messed up, he should have opened that one last."


I did something similar. One year I bought him the newest video game system he wanted along with the guitar. He opened the guitar and just looked at me. I said "Well that'll work with what you have, right?" He said no. Then he opened the new system. :D
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Posted Dec 22, 2012 - 4:45 pm

I alsol got him a autographed diecast and Im going to tell him when he opens that one that "crap I messed up, he should have opened that one last."


I did something similar last year. My DS4 at the time opened his Wii games first and said what was he supposed to do with them since he didn't have a Wii? His uncle said he would buy them for $2 and the exchange happened. A few presents later, he opened the Wii and requested his games back but, of course, wanted to keep the money. The entire family was laughing their heads off. He's so lucky to be the baby of the family :).

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Posted Dec 29, 2012 - 7:33 am

thanks so much for this idea...total.hit!!!and they never figured it out,as to get the stuff out they cut it open...they think i somehow melted the bottle or something..lol




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