The thing with having a nearly 5-yr old is the thinking of birthday gifts.
So my solution is to check with a parent and hopefully make one of these. The other night I made 3 in fact.
It usually means I can make something completely from my stash – which I am trying to make a dent in.
Then I buy something like coloured pencils and a sharpener so the gift doesn’t break the bank either.
I am a little worried about the phenomenon of very expensive birthday gifts that some people seem to buy for children’s parties. Call me tight (actually that’s sadly accurate!) but I don’t want to be spending $20-30 on a child’s party gift. I also feel very uncomfortable about thinking people will spend a lot of money if they are invited to a birthday party for the boys. When I have a celebration I want people to be there because they love my boys or us and want to celebrate with us not because I expect a flashy present (Not that I have a problem with receiving presents!).
Note Flip’s writing on the envelope – so cute!
Making gifts is perfect for me because a handmade gift has a different value system (well that’s what I hope). I’m hoping everyone doesn’t think I’m as cheap as I probably am!
I’m always looking for good party gift ideas. So do you have any? In fact I think that could be a whole post in itself. Coming soon to my blog, near you!
Making in and joining in with Dee. Click on the doily – right – to see what else I’ve been making this year.