- Baked goods ~ Cookies, breads & candies
- Canned goods
- Frozen meals ~ for families with new babies & older relatives that live alone
- Paint by number kits - then we framed them - choose the pattern wisely - ours took 5 weeks!
- Rice trivets with cinnamon & cloves - makes your table smell yummy!
- Cookie of the Month Subscriptions ~ Which could be expanded to anything
- Mini scrapbooks
- Pictures of our family
- Lap quilts
- Light up pot pourri jars
- Layered ingredients in a jar - cookies and also soup mix
- Themed Kits ~ movie night, art, office, new cook ~ endless possiblities here
- Personalized stationary & note pads
- Dress up trunk ~ mostly old prom dressers & costume jewelry found at thrift shops
- Packets of greeting cards with perpetual calendars
- Tons of stuff we found on Family Fun site
- Dog biscuts
- Suet cakes for birds
Okay, so we are running out of ideas and went to the library to find books. We found a kid's wood working book that inspired Cole. He is going to be making a rope ladder for the girls, a CD holder for a brother and he even found a wooden cat toy that I'm hoping he makes because it's so darned cute! We got a kid's soapmaking book and have found several recipes that we'll try
So, last night, I was surfing around, trying to find more ideas and I wanted to share a few websites I found. Some are blogs I follow daily ~ I'm totally making a spa kit for a friend from all the cool stuff on Little House in the Suburbs. Aubrey wants to make lip balm and also a loofah soap for her teacher. (Instead of pouring soap into molds, you pour it into the end of a loofah. A variation would be to take a bath puff, put it into a cup or bowl and pour soap on it ~ kind of like soap-on-a-rope but with a bath puff inside.)
Okay, off to craft & bake.