The Perfect DIY Gift Idea For The Friends Obsessed Fan

Since its debut in 1994, Friends remains one of the most popular sitcoms in the world!  Friends is continuously on our TV and my Fiance declares he’s the biggest fan!

He claims he knows more about Friends than most, and annoyingly I have to agree – he can recite most lines from each episode, and laughs hysterically before they ever get to the punch line.

I had the special task of finding my Friends obsessed man a gift he would love; so instead of going through all of the different merchandise you can collect right now, I wanted to create something special and well thought out. I created my own DIY Friends inspired gift. I created a ‘crap bag’ full of carefully disguised parcels and put his knowledge to the test!

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I themed all of the wrapping, gift bag and clues to match Monica’s apartment door – a lilac hue with a bright yellow peephole frame.

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Take a look below and see if you can guess the eight carefully disguised parcels I collected for the crap bag, and see if you can work out the clues as to what’s inside. I warn you now, they are quite difficult! I reveal each gift at the bottom of the page so I don’t spoil the guessing fun for you.

1. The One With Mrs Ross and Mr Rachel

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2. The One With The Joey Special

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3. The One Where Later Is Not Good Enough

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4. The One With The Claws

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5. The One With Chuck or Dick

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6. The One With All The Chocolate You Want

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7. The One Where It’s All Relative

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8. The One At The Coffee House

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So did you guess any? Could it BE any harder? OK, I know it’s difficult for you guys who can’t feel, squeeze and shake the parcels so don’t feel too bad if you didn’t guess any of them!

We’re here to get ideas for you to make your own crap bags right? Check out the ANSWERS below:

1. The One With Mrs Ross and Mr Rachel

I chose a casino style slot machine and money box to link to the classic Season 5 episodes where the gang head to Las Vegas to visit Joey on the set of his movie. The finale ends with a very drunk, and very married Ross and Rachel!

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2. The One With The Joey Special

I chose two miniature novelty pizzas made out of jelly sweets to link to Joey’s eating habits of ordering two pizzas. If you recall, Joey mentions it during a conversation with Phoebe in Season 4 when he’s in London feeling homesick. The ‘Joey special’ is referenced again in Season 6 when Chandler forgets to pass on an important message about a second audition so comes home with a peace offering.

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3. The One Where Later Is Not Good Enough

This one is quite difficult to guess and is a Season 5 reference to Ross’ struggle to decide whether or not to see Rachel any more at the request of Emily. He desperately leaves the decision to a Magic 8 ball, which proves uncooperative. He keeps getting ‘Ask again later’. But later is not good enough!

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4. The One With The Claws

There’s a lobster out there for everyone according to Phoebe. I chose a keyring with ‘you’re my lobster’ engraved as a special nod to one of my favourite episodes from the show – Monica and Rachel’s prom video. In season 2, Phoebe explains that lobsters are destined to find their soul mate, are the most devoted and loyal species on the planet and that Ross, is in fact Rachel’s lobster! Ahhhh

It’s a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You can actually see old lobster couples walking around their tank, holding claws.

Phoebe Buffay
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5. The One With Chuck or Dick

I chose the farm animal erasers as a gift as we all came to love the chick and the duck owned by Chandler and Joey. Throughout the show we see the recurring joke of them treating the chick and the duck as their very own children! The clue refers to a conversation in Season 3; where Joey and Chandler were discussing if the chick and duck had a baby what would they call it. Joey suggests ‘we could call it Chuck!’, Chandler responds with ‘or Dick’.

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6. The One With All The Chocolate You Want

I chose a Toblerone chocolate bar (albeit not a gigantic one) because Joey’s obsession with Emily’s duty free purchase always tickled me in Season 4. After obsessively staring at the chocolate bar Joey couldn’t resist and interrupted Emily’s phone conversation with Ross to have some to which she impatiently replies ‘Yes, Joey, you can have all the chocolate you want, just take it’.

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7. The One Where It’s All Relative

I love a quiz as much as the next person so thought it would be a fun link to to include the famous trivia quiz that forced Monica and Rachel to give up their apartment in Season 4. I typed up all of the questions and answers including the ‘it’s all relative’ category for my Fiance to play. If you want to see if you can save Monica and Rachel’s apartment – click on the link here which will take you directly to the trivia quiz from the show.

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8. The One At The Coffee House

I get that this parcel would have been quite difficult to guess. As Central Perk is where the Friends gang spent most of their time and became a character of it’s own I just knew I had to include it somehow in the crap bag. I intended wrapping up some coffee mugs but then I realised Lego recreated the coffee house, packed with authentic details to celebrate the shows 25th anniversary! Perfect gift for a Friends fanatic!

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Finally; here’s a little fun fact about the coffee house. The set of Central Perk was actually torn down so that the crew could build the airport set where Ross and Rachel say goodbye in the series finale. So, in the final scene, when Rachel asks if they want to get one last coffee, and Chandler asks ‘Where?’ this was actually sincere, since there was nowhere for them to go!

I hope I have inspired you all to make a ‘gift that keeps on giving’ with a crap bag for your own lobster? Please send through pictures and leave comments of your own.

Published by Corrina Maria

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