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Old 10-17-2012, 05:39 AM   #1
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5 kids. Ages 5-13. Each year I make my cousins littles gifts for Christmas. They lived with me for a while until she got her life on track after a rough patch so we are very close to them. They are like my second set of kids. Problem is...now that she got her life on track, married a guy who joined the army, we live 4,000 miles apart as he is stationed in Alaska. Each year I make them something. Last year, I made the girls pink camo scarfs and the boys camo hats and made them some hankies.

Down the line we have almost 13yo girl, almost 11yo boy, 9yo boy, 7 yo boy and just turned 5yo girl. I need thrifty gift idea's. I'm thinking of getting the 13 yo some nice makeup and nail polish, the 5yo I might do something kind of like this too (they both love girlish things but are also tomboys). I'm at a loss for the boys though. I'd like to get them each a small gift and make them each something. They love it when I make something special just for them. I don't have a huge budget for this but I do want to get them each a small gift and make them something meaningful.

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Old 10-17-2012, 07:09 AM   #2
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Do you sew? You could sew the boys pjs based on their interests. The 5 y/o might like some crafting or art supplies that you can get at Target in the clearance section or a dollar store.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:22 AM   #3
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That's a good idea. Never thought of pj's! Thanks.
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What about colored pencil/crayon rolls? Colored pencil ones for the older kids and crayons for the younger ones. http://thepleatedpoppy.com/2010/05/c...roll-tutorial/
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:53 PM   #5
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Tshirt quilt? Doll clothes for the younger girls. Superhero capes for the boys
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Thanks so much for the ideas! DS wouldn't sign in on my computer the last few days so I couldn't reply but thanks!
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What about colored pencil/crayon rolls? Colored pencil ones for the older kids and crayons for the younger ones. http://thepleatedpoppy.com/2010/05/c...roll-tutorial/
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Homemade gifts that my children and nieces and nephews have enjoyed include flannel lounge pants, dresses, tie-dyed shirts, and knitted bags. I haven't done as much for my nephews as for my nieces because the boys all like Legos and there are always a good selection for pretty cheap. The boys did really like the lounge pants and the tie-dyed shirts, though.

If they have anything that requires them carrying small things, such as going to church and carrying a Bible, you might consider making them bags. These would be easy to personalize, as well.
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How about fingerless gloves out of sweater sleeves? Here's where I got the idea.

http://www.ritdye.com/blogs/posts/up...valentines-day
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thanks so much everyone! my computer is broke so I won't be on much for a bit. im sorry if i dont reply. until then thanks!
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