We were in need of a great gift idea that met the following criteria: something unique and personalized, homemade but not too difficult for us to put together, gender neutral, works for a wide range of ages, and wouldn't cost too much. It wasn't easy but Sally of Shim + Sons provided the answer.
Sally created these craft toolboxes chock full of goodies. This particular one for a lucky birthday girl includes tape, a piggy pencil sharpener, colored pencils, origami paper, plain labels, alphabet stickers, a stapler, mini hole punch, colored paper clips, glue sticks, scissors, fruit erasers, and notebooks and envelopes.
We're going to create something similar for the boys and girls on our holiday list and one trip to a well-stocked local store should be all we need to assemble the components. Some customized gift tags and pretty ribbon gets us to the finish line. For more inspiration, read Sally's post here.