I like to keep things fun and sometimes a little silly. I didn't get Jon anything big this year, just a few random small things. To keep it interesting, I set up a scavenger hunt in the house. Here's what I did, and how you can do it too!
Pick out a few random gifts.I did 3, which I would consider to be the minimum. You probably don't want to do more than 5 or so.
Decide where each one will be located. I went simple and used the kitchen, living room, and bedroom.
The clues. I wrote silly poems. You don't have to rhyme if you don't want to, but I think a cute poem makes it more fun. Clues can be as easy or as difficult as you want.
Wrap the gifts. I used the same paper for all of them to keep things uniform.
Write or print the clues and attach to the gifts. Don't forget - put the clue for the next gift on the current one.
Write an introduction to the game so the person knows what's going on. I put the intro on a card and set it up on Jon's nightstand so he would find it when he woke up in the morning.
Place your gifts - I recommend doing this when the person is asleep or not at home. You could also send them out to get something from the car or something if you can place the gifts quickly!
Enjoy watching your loved one hunt!
This is also an awesome activity for kids, especially those who are learning how to read!