Not thinking about it yet? What a lucky duck you are! I've been thinking about it since January. Now I can finally say I have it all figured out.
Parents- honey and a home made sign with all the grandkids and their birthdays on it.
siblings- Honey and home made mead
Random peeps- honey and maybe a beeswax wrap I plan to make.
Aunts/Uncles/Grandparents- Is it bad to lump them into the same gift as random peeps? Cuz that's my plan ya'll. I might add some zucchini relish to theirs as they request it.
So, for our massive family I think the bees are going to supply most of the gifts. I figure people love honey and if I put it in a nice jar with a wood honey dipper people will think it's a cool, expensive gift. And let's face it, the bees ARE expensive.
If this gift works out we are definitely going to have to order more bees next year!
What home made items are you all planning on giving out?
I made my wife a birdhouse from cedar for her birthday a few weeks ago. I'll probably do something similar for christmas, maybe make an owl or bat house, something a little less common. We just exchange a gift or two to each other nowadays and do christmas cards for siblings and in-laws.
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Nicole Alderman wrote:Oh man, I haven't even thought of it yet! I'll probably make my brother's kids some more needle felted critters for their dollhouse--maybe even make them a doll version of themselves and of my kids.
Every year, I make my Grandma a calendar, so that's easy!
I've no idea what to make my kids, though I have a feeling my husband will want to buy them a bunch of hot wheels, as that's his passion and they love them too.
I've been wanting to needle-felt a small version of my husband's dog who passed away a a few years ago. Hopefully I'll have time for that!
My mother-in-law requested more fairies and dragons, so I'll probably do that for her.
And now I have WAY too much stuff to make and need to get started like 8 months ago!
Yeah your list of projects makes me panic. GET GOING! lol
Our kids are getting tickets to different places because our daughter declared recently, "I have too much stuff to clean up, throw it all away."