Holiday Gift Guide #5: Handmade Roundup

Holiday Gift Guide #5: Handmade Roundup

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Carrie McBride
Dec 18, 2008
There are lots of good reasons to make some of your own gifts this year - avoiding crowded stores and long lines, averting high shipping costs, and, most of all, giving something special and personal to a loved one. We've searched our archives and pulled together a list of handmade gift ideas kids are sure to love. Knitted nigiri make a wonderful soft toy. Can't knit - how about making some felt sushi? Make their mittens stand out from the crowd with these animated mitten instructions from Martha Stewart. Have a dino lover at home? Why not make a dinosaur playmat. Make your own memory game with decorative paper or even family photographs. A rice pillow (which can be heated in the microwave) would be nice to snuggle up with this winter. We've seen our share of incredible play kitchens this year, this roll-up kitchen playmat is perfect for apartment dwellers. Tired of handing your kids tissues all the time? Make them their own pocket tissue holder. Knit mushroom baby rattles - great for shaking and great for teething. Memorialize the year with a personalized board book. See our other holiday gift guides: #1 Infant/Baby #2 Toddler/Preschooler #3 Elementary School-Aged #4 'Tweens/Teens
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