16 May 2011 will be IU's 19th birthday (Korean age), and WeheartIU is planning a birthday project to help her celebrate. Following the success of our first project for her 2nd anniversary last year, we will again be sending her a package of gifts along with a collection of fan messages. Right now we're still at the early planning stage and we need your help. Gifts The first thing we need help with is gifts. We will be buying and shipping from the US which is cheaper and opens up more options to us than last time when we shipped from the UK. We've already thought of some things we want to buy her, but we need a lot more suggestions. Here are some things we've come up with so far: Books Our IU is a big reader so we thought it would be nice to get her some English books that have been translated to Korean. Suggestions so far have been: "A Thousand Splendid Suns" "Love in the Time of Cholera" "Water For Elephants" "Stargirl" "Little Prince" If you have any comments on these suggestions please tell us, and also recommend any other books you think she might like. Oversized lensless glasses IU wears these all the time so we'd like to get her a pair or two. We haven't yet found any that both look good and aren't stupidly expensive, so suggestions please! A purse/handbag Something more practical rather than a pure fashion accessory as we think IU would prefer this. Hello Kitty goods The Hello Kitty fleece blanket we bought her last time was obviously a big hit as she's been spotted using it several times, so we definitely want to get her some more Hello Kitty-themed things. Headbands and watches Jewellery Not a necklace as the previous one didn't get worn, but something else of decent quality. Fun/novelty gifts You can suggest things that fit into the categories above, or anything else you think IU might like. Fan messages Last time we made a simple scrapbook-style message book. We want to do something different this time, but we need suggestions. One staff suggestion was to try to make an IU fairytale book, to tie in with her "Cruel Fairytale" song (but this would be a happy fairytale). That would require a lot of original artwork though so I'm not sure if it's possible. Please give us any other suggestions you can think of for how we can present fan messages, as we'll need to get started very soon on producing whatever we decide on. One thing to note is that this time we will translate all fan messages to Korean, so IU will be able to read everything you write! Donations We will need to ask for lots of donations to help cover the costs of buying gifts and shipping them to Korea. We will post more info soon about how you can contribute. For now, please give us lots of comments and suggestions for gifts and how to present the fan messages, and any other ideas you may have about how we can make this birthday really special for IU. Promote! Please promote this project on any other sites you visit! You can use any of these graphics, and link back to this thread.