I don't like the idea of just buying a bunch of stuff for people for their birthdays. I always feel like I should make at least one of the gifts. So this year for Jacob's birthday I decided at the last minute to paint him a picture of the temple where we were married. I am definitely no artist and working with 99 cent Crayola paints probably didn't help, but it's made with love!
I like watercolors, because if it ends up a little sloppy, you can just pretend its "impressionistic" or something and that you did it on purpose.