Originally Posted by sahmama
Well, so far here are the things I'm planning:
For my mother - a relaxation/beauty basket. I'm covering an old basket with satin-like material and tulle that I have leftover from other things. Then I'm filling it with herbal soaps like lavender, chammomile etc., each in its on little voile bag, tied with a ribbon or maybe raffia and dried flowers; some essential oils - some in undiluted strength, and a couple bottles of bath oil I make her that she loves (no real recipe, just oil and whatever EOs I think might be nice) - those will be in fancy bottles with ribbon or raffia and flowers around the top; a bag of epsom salts with a pretty voile/tulle bag over it, or maybe a nice jar to hold them; scented sachets to put in her drawers, and whatever else I think of along the way.
Also for her and DH's mom, I'm taking a length of ribbon and gluing several small picture frames down the length of it (after I've decorated the frames with ribbon and dried flowers). Then I'm putting in pics of the kids. I've seen these in stores and they range from cheap to expensive, but they look nice. They can hang it on the wall, and it's narrow enough to hang anywhere really. I will see if I can find a pic like what I mean. I also plan to decorate plain slippers with embroidery, crochet pot holders, and maybe make aprons. The kids will each decorate ornaments for the grandparents as well.
The men will get a handmade remote-control caddy, that hangs over the arm of the couch/chair, and has pockets for remotes, t.v guide, etc. And maybe one other thing if I can think of something.
The kids are going to get a box of dress-up clothes (old clothes I'll dress up with ribbons, sequins etc.) in a simple wooden box; DD is getting cloth diapers for her dolls, that she wants in a bad way, and I'll make some for my niece and son's dolls too. I'm making dolly slings for her and my niece as well. That's all I have for now.