As our extended family keeps extending (we've got two one-year-olds added to the list this year!), we've taken to drawing names for our present buying.
Everyone buys for the kidlets, but the adults all pick a name out of a bucket (or mason jar) - and we buy for that person. And no one ever wants to pick Dad's name. He doesn't have any hobbies - so he's super hard to buy for!
Usually we have a $50 limit - to help keep costs down. That means I sometimes have to get a little 'crafty' when finding just the right gift. I like to buy unique things, something I've chosen just for *that* person, and often times I like to make the present myself.
Handmade presents have a special appeal all of their own. They can often be personalized, and they let the receiver know that thought and care were taken when the gift was chosen/made.
With that in mind I've got a round-up of lovely unique/handmade gifts I've spotted this season. Take a look-see, maybe something will catch your fancy!
Oh my, aren't these AWESOME?? My favourite is "She has Gumption"
Best part: Proceeds go towards helping end child sex slavery and exploitation
A steal at $12. Source: AmandaCatherineDes via Etsy
Plain but oh-so-pretty felt iPad/eReader covers! Easy tutorial :)
Smells good, feels even better! Source: Echoes of Laughter
Man Cave Subway Art on Dictionary Paper
5 x 7" print for only $8 bucks!
The Salvaged Sparrow for Etsy
Comic Coasters. Seriously cool.
Monogrammed Denim Wrench Roll-up Case @ Cut Out + Keep
There are so many great ideas out there in blog world. Don't worry about being an 'expert' - there are tons of fantastic idea for pros and novices alike. So grab/borrow a glue gun and go crazy... and be prepared for ohhhs and ahhhs on Christmas day!