In an increasingly mobile and globalized world, it's not uncommon to lose touch with people we were once close with. Juggling between job demands, family responsibilities and our own personal needs, it's often hard to put the time to keep all of our relationships going. Nevertheless, every now and then we get to reminiscing and feel the time has come for a reunion with people from the past.
If you arranged to meet with an old friend, lover or relative, consider giving them a small present as a symbol of your reunion. We suggest making the gift yourself (regardless of level of clumsiness), because DIY gifts are more personal and put you in control of the budget and the materials. In order to help you avoid the embarrassing situations in which Chandler from Friends finds himself when thinking of gifts, we have come up with a few ideas.
Reunion with an old boyfriend/girlfriend
Choosing a gift for a reunion with a person you dated can be tricky. Before you do anything, we suggest you decide what you want to achieve with your gift. Do you want to rekindle an old flame or do you just want to give a small token of things past? Depending on your situation, you can pick one of our suggestions and make changes if necessary.
Recreate a story using origami
In addition to being eco-friendly and cheap, this gift is also fairly easy to make. Think of a memorable story you two shared and then decide on how you are going to retell it using origami. Use each figure as an illustration or a background as the story progresses. To make it more impressive, use only one piece of paper and unfold it and refold it as you speak. Make sure you have rehearsed enough in order to avoid embarrassing situations. Finish off with a figure that is a bit more impressive and present that as a gift.
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