Last night while catching up on the end of this season’s Boardwalk Empire (holy cow that show will make you ill and I cannot imagine the season finale that we still have left to watch) and then an episode of The Good Wife I got to make the two headbands above. They are going to be Christmas gifts for a co-worker’s twin nieces. To match some shoes. But not just any shoes, Toms Youth Glitters! She bought a turquoise pair (shown below but look more silvery) and a red pair so we matched up some ribbon and added a shiny silver ribbon to get some sparkle in the headbands as well.
I think handmade gifts and gifts that keep giving (Toms gives a pair of shoes to a child in need with every purchase made) are awesome. I know some people that solely shopped handmade and local and supporting a cause for Christmas. And I really enjoyed the customized hair accessories I put together for people.
However, I admit, I did not shop that way. I still purchased Barbie, Disney Princess babies, DVDs, video games, etc. I made a few items and bought a lot of gift cards. I think next year I’ll add a few more handmade things to the gift-giving list. I’d like to balance it out a bit more.
You? What kind of gifts were on your giving list?