WARNING: This present should not be given by itself.
My husband and I are huge fans of the TV show Game of Thrones. We have two young kids so watching the show together after the kids are in bed is our precious “us time.”
I like to joke that I’m like Daenerys Targaryen. She’s the Mother of Dragons. Well, I’m the Mother of Dragen. My oldest son was born in 2012, the Year of the Dragon, so I named him Aiden Dragen Jaeger.
For my husband’s birthday this year, I wanted to give him some things related to Game of Thrones. I finally decided on a t-shirt that features Hodor’s only quote.
I purchased the Game of Thrones theme song and secretly added it as the sound he hears when his alarm goes off in the morning. I wanted him to begin every day in an epic way.
I also paired my gifts with an “If I Could, I Would…” Wishful Thinking Gift, something you would give if you had all the money in the world.
Example of an “If I Could, I Would…” Wishful Thinking Gift
Inside his birthday card, I wrote:
If I could, I would make it possible for you to witness a taping of a Game of Thrones episode AND you would get to pick your role as an extra. I think you would make a really handsome White Walker myself.
What makes this gift special is that you’re able to show how well you know someone by describing an item or experience you would give them that you know they would go crazy for and absolutely love.
It’s the thought that counts and in this instance it’s a thought without financial limits so DREAM BIG. Use your imagination and creativity to come up with an epic gift they’ll enjoy hearing or reading about!
Even as adults we never outgrow our childhood belief in the magic of wishes.