Quick Gift Wrapping (for the men)

As most of you might know I recently narrowed down the focus of my blog to all things gifting and celebrating. I am working at turning the blog into a visual diary of creative ideas ranging from lifestyle products you can make for gifting (or keep it for personal use ;)), gift wrapping, Indian wedding do-it-yourself ideas and much more.

Today is the first picture only post on the blog featuring 7 quick and easy gift wrapping styles for the special men in your life. There are two styles shown below- the first is a masculine style in shades of greens and second is a softer wrapping style in shades of red. Enjoy!

stacked gifts for men

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Words of Love


Looking for a quick romantic last minute idea? Valentine’s day, anniversary, birthday or just like that- use these words of love to make your special someone feel even more loved. Print, cut and use double sided tape to attach onto everyday objects. 20 funny (punny I mean 😉 ) words of love!

valentines day gift for him

‘Blinded by your love’ can be used on spectacle boxes, sunglasses or even lens case. ‘You are just my type’ is perfect for his/her morning paper, favorite magazine, most loved book and the keypad too.

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Printable Gift Boxes – Heart Pattern

We are already into Valentine’s Week and these printable gift boxes are perfect to show your love for the special one.

The final size of each printable gift box, after assembling, is 3 inch x 3 inch x 3 inch (length x breadth x height) so they easily fit all small size tokens of love. Depending on which day of the Valentine week it is pick your gift. A ‘will you be my valentine’ banner for propose day. Heart shaped chocolates for chocolate day, the gift box fits 6 pieces of one-and-half-inch heart shaped chocolates. A small teddy for teddy day. Printable love coupons for promise day- includes rubs, hugs and kisses. You could make a felt heart with scented filling for hug day, the scent acts a s a constant reminder of your togetherness. A handkerchief with your lipstick marked kiss for kiss day. On valentine’s day you could include the printable card along with a riddle to the finale gift or if it is a smaller sized gift wrap it in the gift box and voila!

easy diy gift wrap box

gift box 3 inch

The steps are very easy. The printable gift box are available in 8 color options (you receive when you sign-up at the end of the post) and 2 paper size options. You could either get each box printed on a single A3 (11.7 inch x 16.5 inch) sheet of paper or if you go for A4 size paper- each box is divided into two parts and the consecutive pages need to be printed to complete a single box.

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Goal Setting for 2016 (Free Printable)

Happy New Year

A new year is a chance for a better you– that’s what I believe in. You could make changes anytime of the year but I think important dates like new year and birthdays help set a clearer timeline. As you might have already guessed – today’s post is on a personal note, but I have also included free yearly and monthly goal setting printable for you!

Some of you might argue the following list of my personal goals for 2016 is more of a resolution list, and you would not be wrong. But I find calling them goals motivates me further since ‘goals’ are more result oriented. In comparison ‘resolutions’ are just decisions that most of us end up breaking, at least I don’t find it impelling enough to stay persistent. Anyways, whatever you may want to call it, I feel even more answerable for achieving them since it is posted on the blog now!

Shatakshi K -Goals for 2016

The list is a mix of health related, passion related, fun things and personal changes. I will dive a bit into each resolution to tell you where it comes from and what I want to achieve. This way you could help me through the changes and I am open to all suggestions and ideas. 🙂

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Creative Brunch Ideas


The idea for this post occurred when my friends and I were planning to do something casual yet different for the festive season. Going out for brunches is common, but what if you host a themed brunch. All you require is a theme idea and some common supplies. I went with ‘wilderness boho’ as my theme and planned the decor and table setting accordingly. The 3 DIYs in today’s post are a breeze to make!

Brunch DIY Holiday


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Let’s Chat !


As I complete almost a year of blogging I would love to have your feedback on the blog! The reader survey is an opportunity for me to learn more about what you like and don’t like about the blog, as well as what you hope to see in the future. With a new year approaching I am already brainstorming ideas for blog posts and further additions to my repertoire of services offered. I’d like to get your opinion so that I can focus on making AKI 1 a.m. a space that both you and I are happy with and want to return to.

I would appreciate it if you could take a few moments and complete this short survey. Thank you in advance for filling out the survey and for all your support!

Hope you have a great new year ahead.



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