Like many men my brother is impossible to buy presents for. I've generally given up opting to give him 'experiences' rather than gifts. Thus as his latest present I have organised hiring a little wooden boat (like Ratty's) for him to row along the River Avon from Bath, with his girlfriend, until he reaches a particular point, at which I shall have a traditional picnic hamper stuffed with goodies waiting for him.
But for me it is not enough just to organise these things. If you are receiving a present I think it is always nice to have something to open, and hopefully something a bit more than just an envelope with a voucher in it. Thanks to Martha Stewart and a slight bit of artistic license I came up with this paper boat. I know its a sailing boat and doesn't have oars that's the artistic license bit!
It was squished into an envelope made of the sea part of an old map and when it was VERY GENTLY (as I bossed my brother) pulled out of the envelope it popped open and in the hull lay a bottle with a message in it. My message, which was an adaptation of Row, Row, Row your Boat, explaining what the gift actually was.