My nephew is 18 on Thursday. For his two year older brother’s 18th, I made a candle (nicely floral scented and pink bow accessorized), with $180 worth of two dollar coins inside. He then had to wait for the candle to burn down; not impressed.
For my younger nephew, I thought that putting $5 notes in separate helium balloons would be good but my husband took it one step furthet. He proposed getting 90 two dollar coins and welding them into a metal pipe.
So that’s what we’re doing. His birthday present will be metal pipe, complete with hacksaw.