Gift Ideas

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Re: Gift Ideas

Post: #267471 the.fee.fairy
Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:20 am

ooh I read the rest and for the tote bag for a boy idea:

Make the bag without the handles and make a drawstring top. Put in a long string and attach it to the two bottom corners to make a backpacky type bag. I had one for my PE kit or swimming lessons when i was a kid. That would work for boys as well as girls.

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Re: Gift Ideas

Post: #267631 Lost-in-the-Day
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:19 pm

Not so much a gift idea but I stumbled across this- http://gemdedude.deviantart.com/art/Dec ... -331655366 (credit to the guy/girl who's picture this is) and it struck me as a festive way to keep spiders away.
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Re: Gift Ideas

Post: #267911 clare
Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:54 am

I made bottles of garlic and chilli oil and Basil oil as gifts last year great to cook with or the garlic one is great for dipping bread in very rustic I put it out when we have bbq's or friends over for drinks.I also put feta cheese in jars with herbs and garlic from the garden(oops in oil of course) again a great gift great tapas.The feta keeps like that for about 3-4 months so always date it and store in the fridge.
Busy making little things for the fabric advent calender........
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Re: Gift Ideas

Post: #268761 Lost-in-the-Day
Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:27 pm

Not something I am ready to do this year as I have only recently started propagating, but for next year I thought about creating little natural cold remedy kits that include things like a bundle of eucalyptus bark, a small aloe plant and a jar of honey or something similar with little hand written notes saying what each can be used for.
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Re: Gift Ideas

Post: #268764 prison break fan
Fri Nov 09, 2012 1:46 pm

I love all these ideas, and would love to receive hand made gifts, but none of my family would appreciate them. One year I gave everyone Oxfam chickens, which went down like a lead balloon! pbf.

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Re: Gift Ideas

Post: #269692 Flo
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:19 am

Yep I know the feeling pbf!

I think I have a family that for the most part lives by monetary value (sometimes pleading a deprived childhood :mrgreen: not entirely untrue of course but you would think it would give them more of an appreciation of what they do have than what they might have).

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Re: Gift Ideas

Post: #269701 julie_lanteri
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:38 pm

Same here! Sisters didn't moan though when they got their hand knitted hats: cashmere-merino-silk blend... yeah, wouldn't complain either :p

Some people just don't "get it". For them, spending money is a way to show how much they care and therefore a handmade gift looks like trying to save money and it hurts their feelings (that's what I'm telling myself, they can't all be j*rks :p ) Plus, they often give expensive presents that we can pass on the following Christmas/birthday!

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Re: Gift Ideas

Post: #269703 Mithril2
Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:37 pm

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