I'm so excited because I got some great gift ideas before Christmas this year! Usually I get great gift inspiration after Christmas and it just drives me nuts.
In our family we draw names just to keep it simpler. My sisters and our spouses draw amongst each other and then the kids and grandkids (my sister has 4 grandsons) draw amongst each other. So we have 3 little boys to get gifts for (well, officially speaking, my kids have 3 little boys to get gifts for but we know how that goes). So I decided this would be a great time to play with David Walker's Robots Fabric (love it!) and I whipped up 3 little backpacks.
Here's where the inspiration part comes in...I thought it would be fun to attach a fob type thing so the boys could hang some fun stuff off of their packs. I went to Walmart and found some great little l.e.d. flashlights in lots of fun colors and some ring and clip things (in the craft aisle). As I was walking down the camping aisle after procuring my flashlights I looked up and saw something every little boy loves...a whistle! Oh yes, they must have whistles!
I'm going to score some big time Super Great Auntie points with these guys! I even got a whistle for my youngest great-nephew (who is 10 days younger than my son!) because the thought of his big brothers running all over my sister's house whistling at the top of their lungs while he sits there all sad and whistleless just about broke my heart (yes, I am sort of snickering as I type this). One of my great-nephews lives in Alaska so I need to get these packaged and on their way.
I hope you're all a little closer to getting your gifts ready! I went to the post office today and waited in line (usually I just stuff things in the drop slots and run out). It was nice to chat with the gal next to me in line and talk with my post office people (they are the nicest). I'd like to bring some cookies up to them but I'm not sure if that's allowed (does anyone know?). Anyway, I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas season so far!