WOW, well I have been creeping on this thread for awhile and am finally adding to it with my list! I have a huge extended family to gift for and as I am at school but going home (the Northwest Territories) for Christmas and my family is split between the NWT and Ontario many of the gifts have to be mail or airline travel friendly, cost effective is important as well as the boy and I just purchased our first home. I also have to wait to start several projects as either I lack the space or the supplies are at home. Bold = complete! MY FAMILY
Mom(Loves books, our family dog, gardening, sunflowers, Italy, reading and the cottage): I bought her a handmade sunflower platter at this market/craft fair last month but I'd love to make her something as well and am stumped!
Dad(very into computer/techie stuff, loves robots, WW2, big band, jazz, the blues, and classic rock and roll music, loves being outside): My mom and I are going halfers on a new TV, something he really wants but would never ask for or buy for himself! I want to craft him something as well but other then stenciling a robot shirt I am stumped.
Boyfriend(loves hockey, music, birds, mob/gangster movies): We are not buying presents this year because we just bought our first house (yay!) and I'm still finishing my last year of school. He loves when I craft but I am stuck on ideas. I have already crafted him a fleece blanket and am not sure what else, he's so laid back he would love anything I make but I want it to be special!
My Dogs(Barkley and Luna): They are each getting new beds
and booties(which I sewed by hand and were a pain in the butt but my puppies feet get pretty cold in -40!)
and of course some random treats ( I always make them special cookies for special occasions!
Older Sister(teacher, likes nature, the outdoors, crafting, moose!): Cookie Sheet magnet board, family tree
Little Sis 12 (VERY athletic, young for her age, likes jewelry making): Wall letters for her room, wire bracelet
, probably new sweat pants with hand painted designs as she lives in them
Brother 15 (video games, fantasy and sci-fi books, soccer, hockey, the show house, he is a junior lifeguard and loves it): Probably just buy him some seasons of house though any other ideas are welcome.
Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents who live across the country are going to receive custom Christmas CD's with some sort of quick and easy ornaments and cardsThe Boys Family
He has THREE brothers
BIL #1 & His Lady(a great friend of mine as well): Probably consumable things like chocolate bark, cookies and some banana bread and such, ssome cool beads, some cool scarves
. They are trying to live a pretty nomadic lifestyle so any gifts have to be consumable or easily portable!
BIL #2(barely know him? nature boy? has dreads, loves kayaking and camping?) no clue!
BIL # 3 (musician, hockey lover, unique sense of humor appreciates Dr. WHO Star Trek and such): ideas?
Nephew(4yrs): Modded Thomas the Tank Engine Train: I got him a couple of the lesser known engines and repainted them and renamed them in honor of him and his younger brother!
Nephew(1yr): Screen printed hoodie? Stenciled shirt
(rock is dead long live paper and scissors, his momma's a craftster)
MIL & FIL: Probably a tote bag filled with baked goodies and homemade Christmas candy, we aren't very close and his dad can be a little well off puttingClose Friends
Friend #1 21yr/guy: Worst case survival kit(he's had a rough year and it will include stuff related to the situations he has gotten into lately)
And a screen printed shirt with an inside joke. Probably a book on hockey or beer, maybe a smoke container?
Friend #2 24yr/guy: Something hockey related? he also has interesting "smoking habits" kinda stuck on this one!
Friend # 3 18yr/girl: I converted some ipod speakers I had so they are now housed within lego cubes! She is also getting some Twilight jewelry and an address book with everyones contacts for when she heads to uni next year!
Friend #4 (lives with us, is older, going through a hard divorce, has two daughters, is an electrician, likes beer and hockey?
) Maybe a nice blanket for hockey watching? Or some beer mugs? His year has sucked so I want to do something really nice and don't know what?
9( very outgoing, very girly, a fun kid!, sees everything, knows way to much for her age, good sense of humour): Small purse in funky fabric, something for her hair? maybe some lipgloss
11(Not as outgoing as her sisters, mommas girl, pretty girly I think, she doesn't talk so much and I'm normally good with kids!) Same stuff, small bag, lip stuff, some simple jewelry, maybe a cool printed shirt? Anyone have any girls ideas?
Yea we have quite a few people this year! I am also making jars of cookie mix and home made Irish cream, this way if people drop by or have us over, we will be prepared!
Happy crafting and hopefully I can grab some ideas!