I don't like to go out and shop for a birthday gifts. My way of thinking (as an artist) is that I can probably 'make' something much cooler and more 'personal' myself rather than shop around in expensive stores and spend a shitload of ca$h. This is what I made for my girlfriend last May 2014:
Margareta’s Birthday Bracelet and Ring (Plywood, Plexi-glass and Cable Tie “Jewelry”, Dirk Marwig 2014)
I have to say making jewelry is not my thing but sometimes making something so small gives me inspiration to do the same thing in a larger format. These pieces serve as 'tests' or models.