I'm trying to think ahead for my family's 'birthday season' (15+ b-days in 2 mos!). We often give $$ gifts too each others favourite charity, but I miss getting to be creative with gift giving. I also make jam and bake stuff with dd for gifts but am looking for cool ideas I haven't thought of that would be suitable for crunchy family members and non-chrunchy ones
Also things I can suggest to family so we don't get more #$&&!! stuff
I exchange heifer gifts with my bro's family at xmas time. It is a really cool idea
A membership to a musuem, zoo etc
A car wash gift certificate
A baby sitting gift
Gas gift certificate
Offer to do a project you can do, but the receiver would not be able to- such as are you handy, can you sew, cook a few meals ahead of time etc
We gave my IL's for xmas- we put up tile as a back splash in their kitchen. They picked the tile, we bought it and dh installed it.
Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013. If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!
Or driving lessons, a balroom dancing lesson, cooking class, wine tasting.
Gift certificates are good but for things like food, everyone can use a night they can order a pizza guilt free, or it will encourage them to go out with hubby for a night out (you can give babysitting too).
A free afternoon to help a woman go through her closet and org. give away the old stuff is also a nice gift as husbands usually are not helpful in is this out of date?
Or help painting a room, help moving (there's a great one
Or pay a bill for them like one month free cable, bus pass etc. The gas coupon is a great idea gas is so expensive now! Movie passes or rental coupons. Haircut/colour, etc.
I think the best gifts are normal things the person wouldnt' give themselves permission to do or not to that level.
8 might be enough?
Or maybe 9 will be?
EDD September 18, 2015
For X-Mas I bought some tote bags from the craft store and painted the kids hands and they put their hand prints on them. But I guess that falls in the material range!
How about movie tickets and gift certs for popcorn and drinks?
Tickets to a show at the performing arts center?
Babysitter certificate and dinner out?
Midwifery student , Mama to my 4 amazing kids.