I will add more as we get closer to the big day - but here is what I am doing so far.Making one of the following for everyone:
Flax seed microwave heating pads with washable polar fleece covers (half done)
Tins of flat glass marble magnets (cancelled - I just found out I am preg and do not want to use the glue on these)
Flavored Coffee Mixes Flavored Cocoa or Mocha Mixes
Flavored Tea Mixes (cancelled - the coffee was more fun to make)Recent Additions to line up:
Italian herb mix for spaghetti etc (dad & bro) Emeril's BAM seasoning (for bro) Ranch Dip mix (for dad & bro) - turned out SO good!
I saved my old glass spice jars and cleaned them up and filled them with the spice mixes.These are all handmade by me!Individual Gifties:
Fiance (Russian & loves Vodka go figure
Homemade Flavored Vodka (hot peppers from our garden & a Mango one)
; Who knows what else - he is so hard to give gifts to! We've decided not to give many gifts to each other this year as we have to worry about outfitting a new baby in July!
Brother & Girlfriend -
Homemade Pomegranate Flavored Vodka
in a basket with 2 martini glasses, a martini shaker, Pomegranate rimming sugar, store bought swizzle sticks, and a
cosmo/ martini type recipe booklet
that I made myself on my pc. Also I made them
magnetic (filled) spice tins for the fridge.
I bought extra powerful magnets...which will make it interesting when they want to use them hehe. Also I saved one of our Vinho Verde wine bottles (pale blue and so pretty) to clean out and fill will
EVOO with a metal pour top
for them too.
My pops - His name is Ted, so I am making him a polar fleece blanket for his Sunday afternoon naps...fromTeddy Bear fleece. Garden seeds plus a promise to help him get his garden going next year.
Bottle of olive oil in a nice recycled wine bottle. Gingerbread cookie house (not edible) filled with goodies. Washcloths. Nice set of garden hand tools - clearance at Target $7, regularly $40!!.
DVDs galore ($1 bin at Target), Pickled Veggies,
18 yo son - a painting by me from an idea I swiped from Urban Outfitters,
2 Xbox 360 games and money towards his new tv.
16 yo son -
, snowboarding parka (definitely NOT homemade )
Each person in my family gets a nifty pair of socks from me every year - I buy them off clearance in the summer for 50 cents to $1. So they always expect a pair! My Grams gives a dishtowel to each family member which is great because you can always use dishtowels. My mumsy makes knitted dishcloths and gives people 2 every Christmas. I have zillions from her and love them!
I will update my gift list a bit later to reflect current progress.