Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Santa's little helper[s]

At the time of writing this post, I am madly wracking my brain for ideas on what to buy for Christmas presents – for us, it is mostly about the kids. Although I can find cool things on other people's blogs and in magazines I find it far more difficult to actually source things. There is also the added pressure to trying to get it all done before the kids finish school – two weeks to go!

I think the thing that annoys me most about Christmas is the 'stuff'. Now don't get me wrong, I do love Christmas and I really love watching the kids open their presents, after all, isn't that what it's all about? That and the 'Jesus' thing. Anyway, I thought we could help each other out by sharing our ideas. Maybe you've bought your kids something in the past that was a real hit. Maybe you've discovered something 'new'. Or even better, a website where we can buy online and avoid the shops altogether (are far more pleasurable experience in my opinion).

I bought some fabric paint the other day and plan to put some sort of a kit together so the girls can do some printing. Maybe start with a plain pillowcase, t-shirt or tote bag. You can also get pens/paint to use on glassware and crockery. Buy some cheap glasses or breakfast bowls which they can decorate. Or buy some iron-on transfer paper and print something cool from the web.

I got lots of ideas from Lotta Jansdotter, she has some really cool stuff, I've currently got one of her books out from the library but you could get it or something similar and gift it with the paints.

Lotta on YouTube

Leave a comment with your ideas pleeeeease!

1 comment:

  1. going with craft theme - how about some knitting needles, wool and a voucher for a lesson somewhere, or little sewing basket each with embroidery hoop, thread, calico and some cool buttons ...... itunes vouchers, books and more books. Mine all got ski gear early so xmas presents will be very thin on the ground.