Describe a gift that took you a lot of time to prepare You should say:
What it was Who you gave it to
How you prepared it
And explain why you spent a lot of time preparing it
A few months ago it was my little sister^ birthday and I needed to get her a gift. This was a problem because my little sister is very particular about the type of gift she likes to receive. She is a minimalist (极简主义者）and, therefore, does not like receiving items and objects as gifts. I love my sister very much so I wanted to get her a gift which reflected how important she was to me. However, I could not give her jewellery or fine clothing as she did not want any material gifts.
Then，I decided I would prepare for her a handmade voucher (代金券）book of experiences she could claim (索要）from me. For example, I made her vouchers with which I promised to pay for a meal at any restaurant with her friends, I made others with which I promise to pay for cinema nights or going to the theatre and many more vouchers such as these. I thought she would love the idea, but I still wanted to make it more special for her. So I handcrafted the voucher booklet. This took me a lot of time to prepare as I painted beautiful images of her favourite birds and animals on each voucher. Furthermore, I inscribed the back of each voucher with a quotation from her favourite authors, actors and celebrities. This was all very time consuming work, after which I had to bind the voucher book together and wrap it as a gift. However, all of this time that was spent preparing the gift was worth it when I saw the happiness on her face as she opened it.
几个月前是我妹妹的生g，我需要给她买一件礼物。这是一个问题，因为我的小妹妹对 她喜欢收到的礼物类型非常挑剔。她是一个极简主义者，因此不喜欢接受普通物品作为 礼物。我非常爱我的妹妹，所以我想给她买一件礼物，这反映了她对我有多重要。然而， 我不能给她珠宝或漂亮的衣服，因为她不II要任何物质上的礼物。然后，我决定为她准 备一本手工代金券，里面有她可以向我索要的经历。例如，我给她做了一些优惠券，我 答应和她的朋友去任何一家餐馆吃饭，我还做了一些优惠券，我答应支付看电影或去剧 院的费用，还有很多类似的优惠券。我原以为她会喜欢这个主意，但我还是想让它对她 更特别。所以我手工制作了代金券小册子。这花了我很多时间来准备，因为我在每张代 金券上都画了她最喜欢的鸟和动物的美丽图片。此外，我在每张代金券的背面都写上了 她最喜欢的作家、演员和名人的名言&这一切都是非常耗时的工作，之后我必须把代金 券装订在一起，作为礼物包装起来。然而，当我看到她打开礼物时脸上的幸福时，我觉得花在准备礼物上的所有时间都是值得的。