It’s that time of the year when we start thinking about giving gifts to people in our lives who are special. If someone in your life is a bingo enthusiast, then keep this fact in mind when considering what to buy them this holiday season. Of course, the easiest and most fun thing to do for your online bingo friends, is to buy them a round of bingo cards. This gives them a chance to play more bingo and of course, with that comes the additional chance of actually winning something.
If you want to give something more permanent to your bingo buddies then there are plenty of options. Remember, in the current economic climate, it’s the thought that counts and you’ll find that an inexpensive, thoughtful bingo themed gift will be greater appreciated by your bingo friend than a gift that is more expensive but essentially meaningless.
With a little bit of creativity and innovation, you can put together a bingo t-shirt, a bingo mug, or even a bingo mousepad with a personalized bingo message for your friend. There are hundreds of small, online businesses that allow you to send in a design or image that they will then put onto a range of items. A bingo mug is a great gift because it is something that your friend will use when he or she plays online bingo. The more personal you make the message on the bingo mug, the more meaningful the gift becomes. For example, if your friend Beth loves the colour green and uses it in the bingo chat room, then you can have a design in green lettering that says: “Beth’s Lucky Bingo Mug”. And if she has a lucky number or saying, then add that to the mug to make it even more personal. Create a bingo T-shirt with a picture of a winning bingo card with your friend’s favourite bingo pattern. Or have a t-shirt with your friend’s age spelled out in bingo lingo. For example, when Jean’s mum turned sixty-six, she was sent a t-shirt from her bingo friends that just said: “Clickety Click” and she knew exactly what it meant.
If you’re feeling really creative and you have some sewing or craft skills, then you can make a bingo cushion for your bingo enthusiast friend. Embroider a bingo message on the pillow, like “I love bingo.” Or think up something original and funny. Don’t forget that bingo number-nicknames can also be fun on a bingo cushion. For the number 22 you could just have two little ducks side by side. Or for the number 37 you could depict the bingo slang “a flea in heaven” by having an image of a flea playing the harp on a cloud with a halo above its head. The possibilities for fun bingo gifts are endless!