I feel like I'm always trying to come up with unique kids gift ideas...between all of the holidays and the countless birthday parties, it gets pretty tough (and expensive) to find something that stands out and is within a reasonable budget.
I know from experience that kids love to receive homemade things just as much as we adults do! Of course, they still adore the store-bought toys, but if your children are like mine, they simply cherish the gifts that someone put a lot of thought into.
For example, my children received many nice gifts last year, but the one that they still play with is the simple treasure box that grandma made out of a cardboard box and construction paper (complete with a "treasure map" of our house, paper "pirates money", and plastic "jewels" from the dollar store)!
So, don't be afraid to think outside of the box and create a one-of-a-kind kids present for the next holiday or birthay party! Chances are they'll still be using it long after they've outgrown the store-bought items!
Creative Gift Ideas for Kids:
Lollipop trees make a perfect birthday gift for the young ones in your life! Simple to put together, and can be personalized in many different ways.
These clipboards are made using a few simple items, and look fantastic when they're done! Great custom gift that you can personalize by adding their name.
Photo Key Chain
Create this one-of-a-kind key chain as a birthday present, stocking stuffer, back-to-school gift, to use as a gift tag on the top of present...whenever you need a little something to give him/her.
Boutique-Style Hair Bows
Follow these step-by-step directions to make an adorable boutique-style hair bow. The design possibilities are endless!
Corkscrew Ribbon Bows
Have you seen the adorable corkscrew bows they sell in Gymboree and some designer children's boutique stores? They make great kids gift ideas, and this tutorial will teach you how to make them!
Blossom Hair Bows
These bows are full, and look similar to a flower. Use them on hair clips, flip flops, pins, backpacks, or gift packages.
Bucket of Flip Flops Project
Fun and inexpensive gift idea for any little girl! This was one of my daughter's favorite gifts that I've ever made for her.
Creative Gifts for Boys:
Groovy Tie Dye Shirt
Boys love tie dyed shirts! You'll enjoy making this project...it is so much fun to see what your unique creation looks like when you're done.
Personalized Sports Team Shirt
Learn how to make a shirt that he'll love! You can make tee shirts that say anything using computer software and t-shirt transfer sheets.
Do you have a crafty kid in your life? You can teach them to make some easy homemade sewing projects and gifts at one of my favorite sites for kids: www.kids-sewing-projects.com