Anyway...that is why this week's Thursday Think Tank is being posted on Friday, late Friday. :p At least it has given me additional time to brainstorm. And what have I been thinking about?
Always a big risk aren't they? You have to be careful about who you make a gift for, what you make them, and how much time you will spend doing it. In the majority of cases DIY gift receivers will not have the same gratitude that store bought gift givers have. After all, no returns eh?
With that in mind I am very wary about who I make gifts for. Plus, I'm very thoughtful about what I make. Here are some things I have been debating recently for the adult gift receivers in our life...
Makeup Brush Roll
After my success with the crayon roll I thought wow, making a crayon roll for the makeup crazed ladies in my life wouldn't be difficult at all! My biggest obstacle with this idea is knowing how many, and what sized pockets to create. I'm useless when it comes to makeup so I really have no idea...any suggestions ladies?
Yoga Mat Carrier
While this project would take a large amount of fabric...it is also very simple. And since the few true Yogis I know also place value on DIY gifts it would be worth the fabric and the time it would take to create a few of these. Sounds like a happy solution right?
I am not one for giving comestibles as gifts. At our wedding I insisted on giving a tangible gift because I feel that food is a given. Perhaps it is the Cuban in me but I believe offering food is a matter of course, good manners, a no brainer...you know, like providing a decent bathroom for guests, you just have to. A gift is a step above that as it requires thought and heart and therefore comestibles as gifts is a cheat. So, it is a rare thing for me to think of giving food as a gift. But...there are times and certain people for whom it applies such as work colleagues you barely know or your children's teachers. I just don't know these people as well and cookies are just a cute thing to give if you've done it yourself - or with the help of a small child!
Now...food is one thing. Booze is another. I do heartily support the idea of giving a very nice bottle of something or other to friends who would appreciate it. These days it is getting harder to do that as I find that the older we get the more refined, and therefore expensive, our taste is getting. But still...I do enjoy the Mr. gifting a Good Bottle of Scotch and then watching him enjoying it with friends! I suppose when you have young children as we do your alcohol intake becomes selective and therefore better appreciated. So...why not decorate your bottled gifts? I found a great DIY Wine Bottle Wrapping post to peruse, if you like this idea check it out!
WOW! I think I am actually going to be able to Post this T.T.T.! Agh! I have a lot of catching up to do...still... With any luck I'll have internet this weekend and can play blog catch up. If you have any diy gift giving ideas of your own please share...I still have some adults I need presents for and I'd love the inspiration!