Friday, November 23, 2007

A couple of gift ideas to make

Every year, I try to come up with new little Christmas gift ideas for my niece and nephew and the neighbors. The niece and nephew get some small gifts to open and I always try to give them some money in a unique way. These are some candy cups that I made last year that had money hidden in one of the wrappers. The candy is taped to wooden skewers and inserted into floral foam.

The neighbors got some peppermint bark, a Christmas candle, towel, and doggie treats. Gotta take care of the dogs. My Bailey the beagle loves to give Mom's homemade treats. His favorite.

I'm currently working on the neighbor's gifts. I'll post as soon as I'm done with them. Haven't done the kid's yet.


bj said...

Oh, how neat these are! GREAT gift ideas. I give money to some of my grandkids and am always looking for a neat idea to present it.....hmmmm, thanks for the ideas.

Gayla said...

Cute! I love those. Have a good weekend. Love your blog!

Karen H. said...

Good Morning Nan,
Thanks for stopping by. I am just now getting up. I slept in this morning. It is cold here this morning. It is 34 degrees and I have no idea what the windchill is. All I know is it is cold. We had a great Thanksgiving. We all ate too much as usual. LOL. We put our Christmas tree up yesterday evening. It is beautiful. I am planning on posting some pictures in the next few days. I love those gifts you made from last year. I'm not the crafty type, so I couldn't do anything like that. I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving also. Well, take care my friend and have a great Friday. May God Bless You and Yours.

Karen H.

Anonymous said...

Oh great idea Nan! I give the grandkids money and I am always scrambling for new ways to "wrap" it. Thanks for the ieas.

Sherry said...

Isn't it fun to remember others at the holiday season? And to find unique ways to present the idea of how you hide the money!! I'll bet the kids go through the candy quickly to find the hidden treasure!!

bj said...

Good glad you are having a good time. Be so careful coming back home! I would love to get an email from you, letting me know you are snug as a bug in a rug in your own house!! :)
bj said...

Thanks for your vist! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I have posted and put up some pictures of ours!!
I know I am suppose to be on break but that didn't last!! LOL Blessings Grams

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a cute idea! I love it!

Terri and Bob said...

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing those!

Maggie R said...

Hi Nan..
Love your gift ideas... Always a nice way to tuck in some "Pennies from Heaven" for the kids..
I just happened upon your blog from Jackie's blog.... we are just one big happy bloggin bunch.. VBG
and I'm lovin' it.
Trouble is I need 2 days in one.... One for my blogging, and one for my studio!!!!I need to get going and finish some commisions before Xmas!!!
Thanks for having me..
I enjoyed my visit.
Maggie in Canada