"It's not always easy to find the right gift to add to a friend's collection. When you can't find just the right addition, don't give up! There are lots of ways to give a personal gift that still reflects their collection or personality.
Here are a few ideas to start off with.
Find an old game tile, e.g. Mah Jong or Domino, and drill a hole through it. Use a a few yards of rayon cord, tie a few simple macrame knots to make a necklace pendant. Or use a sturdier cord to make a key ring.
A large vintage button can make a neat pin to wear on a jacket. Buy a pinback at a crafts store and glue to the back of the button.
Use tiles from an old Scrabble game to personalize a picture frame with either a name, date or occasion. Simply glue the tiles on a painted frame. Play around with the design a bit, before doing the final gluing.
I saw the cutest wooden box in a catalog the other day and it's something on my to-do list. It was covered with all sorts of matchbook covers on the outside. The one in the catalog had a cigar box look inside, but just a simple paint job or lining it with fabric would also work.
Who doesn't like to get a home made food gift? For a pottery collector, find an interesting plate and put an assortment of cookies or baked goods on it, cover with clear wrap and a big bow. To add a finishing touch, always use a paper doily under the goodies, along with a copy of the recipe.
Can't find a nice pottery piece? How about a big tin of cookies to fill the jar they already have? Write a funny little note to go with the cookies, perhaps mentioning how at least one jar needs cookies!Or make a Cookie Pound cake to give to those cookie jar collectors that refuse to put cookies in any of their jars."
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