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beckms
11-13-2005, 02:04 PM
I'd like to make some holiday gifts, but last year I got kind of overwhelmed with knitting everything, so this year I'd like to plan a little better. I've got some ideas, but I'm always looking for more!

Specifically I want to give something to my DF's parents, but we're flying there for Christmas so it has to be small, and inexpensive but tasteful. They're not foodies, so food-related gifts aren't really what I'm looking for. Last year I made some Christmas ornaments, and I might do something like that again.

So what are you all making? Share your ideas and creativity!

tyroleancutie
11-13-2005, 02:26 PM
Right now I am making the Calenders for my Grandparents in Austria. My Mom mailed me blank 2006 Calenders and I personalize them. You can get it done Online too but I like to do it the old fashioned way. We have so many "leftover" pictures from this year and now I am sitting on the floor and try to find nice ones for every month. Our Dog and Cat are trying to help me but somehow they only make a big mess ;)

Last year I knitted socks for a lot of my friends but this year I am just not in the mood for that :o

I am still looking for small gifts for my MIL and her husband and my DIL and his wife though.

olchik
11-14-2005, 06:12 AM
You can buy small souvenirs, like candles or candlesticks...

Melman
11-14-2005, 06:20 AM
I made these ornaments a couple of years ago....they're easy and are cute as can be hanging on a tree. The only thing is that they're pretty fragile, so you'd need to find a small box so they could take it back home intact.

http://webpages.charter.net/melman/snowman.jpg

Here is an interactive link on the Michael's webpage to show how to put it together. http://www.michaels.com/art/online/static?page=ihts_snowman

jheaphy
11-14-2005, 10:58 AM
I am a big stamper, so I am making sets of coasters using the tumbled marble tiles you can buy at Lowes or Home Depot. I stamp designs on them and then adhere cork to the bottom. I give them in sets of 4 tied up with a pretty organdy ribbon and matching stamped tag. They are great as teacher gifts!

Missi
11-14-2005, 02:56 PM
Rebecca-

What about a fleece blanket? You can either make the woven ones or get a piece of fleece and stitch a blanket stitch around the outside. (if you can knit, you can DEFINATELY do either of these, VERY easy!!) Easy to pack, easy to do, you can personalize it by the material you pick out, and best of all you "made" it!

Sookie
11-14-2005, 07:33 PM
I made these ornaments a couple of years ago....they're easy and are cute as can be hanging on a tree. The only thing is that they're pretty fragile, so you'd need to find a small box so they could take it back home intact.

http://webpages.charter.net/melman/snowman.jpg

Here is an interactive link on the Michael's webpage to show how to put it together. http://www.michaels.com/art/online/static?page=ihts_snowman

Too cute! And the reindeer ornament looks adorable also. I might just try them both! Thanks for the idea.

olchik
11-15-2005, 05:41 AM
Rebecca-

What about a fleece blanket? You can either make the woven ones or get a piece of fleece and stitch a blanket stitch around the outside. (if you can knit, you can DEFINATELY do either of these, VERY easy!!) Easy to pack, easy to do, you can personalize it by the material you pick out, and best of all you "made" it!

That's such a great idea! If I could knit well, I would certainly do that:)