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Old 01-23-2010, 02:15 PM
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Ideas for family gifts under $10.00?

I'm looking for some new ideas for gifts for kids, grandparents, kids to give to friends...that cost under $10.00.

I think that homemade or assembled gifts are more touching than just buying something off the shelf.

Any ideas?
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Old 01-23-2010, 02:19 PM
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I like getting homemade gifts.. to me they are more special.

Crochet or knitted slippers
mittens & gloves & hats for winter
sweaters
handmade knick knacks
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gift baskets with a theme, true you may have to buy some of the things, but putting it together in a basket is always a nice touch

Homemade breads, cookies, etc

photo book
scrapebook
receipe book
calender

kids can always make their handprints,

if you can sew there are tons of things you can make
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That's were I have a problem...I can't sew or crochet.

I love the gift basket idea!
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I like the idea of starting a photo book and then giving a disposable camera for them to use to add special memories to the book.

An old standby is stationary and envelopes with a book of stamps. You can buy them or made your own either by downloading designs on the computer and printing them on paper or using stamps or stickers to add design to the paper.

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I think a cute idea kids can make that grandparents or Moms would love is to cut out flower shapes from craft foam. Put the child's photo in the middle of one, or use several photos in the center of several flowers. You could make some flowers without photos but that the child decorated with buttons, sequins, etc. Glue the flowers to craft sticks and stick in clay in the bottom of a painted or decorated clay pot or tin can.
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Another cute idea is to make Mom, Grandma or Aunty a recipe card holder. Take a lid from a hair spray can, fill it with plaster of paris . Glue a popsicle stick to a spring type clothespin, with the closed part at the top.. leave enough space for the clothespin to clear the plaster. Insert the popsicle stick in the plaster & let it dry completely. The clothespins can be painted first if wanted.
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Tami, you can learn to crochet. It's not hard to make a chain stitch & once you master that, you got it made. Sewing is a little more tricky but still can be learned.


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I love the gift basket idea!
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minny; I am too intimidated by crochet not to mention knitting...I wouldn'y know where to begin

Gifts: I have yet to meet a kid you didn't love stickers...a gift bag full of stickers markers some playdough...you have one happy camper
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Crochet is simply making a loop & then put the needle thru the loop, catch the yarn or thread & pulling it through the loop.. chain stitch made. There are lots of instructions & booklets available for learning to do this.
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