This year, the kids are giving handmade gifts to the special people in their lives. They love being creative and it's a great way to make a personalized gift!
The kids and I had fun putting together a "guy gift basket" for their older sister's boyfriend. We hadn't met him yet, so we didn't know what he might like...this was a way to still show that we cared. We picked out guy-food and piled it in a microwave popcorn bowl. The kids loved the way it turned out and they couldn't wait to give this gift!
Our very favorite one is a special memory jar they are making for their dear Aunt Sissy. It consists of a jar/container filled with 52 special memories, songs, jokes, pictures, etc that she can open weekly. Every Monday morning, she can reach in and grab out a special surprise from one of the kids. We took time over a couple family dinners to talk about Aunt Sissy and how special she is to us, I jotted them down and then the kids took little cards and created "memories" for her to open! This is a gift that will keep giving ALL YEAR! (can't show pics, because we will ruin the surprise! lol!)