I ended up at Michael's today looking for some yarn for my Mother-in-Law. No luck with the yarn colour matching, but I came up with some interesting gift ideas for my Secret Santa gift.
- Stacked Snowman tin. Quite adorable. Three compartments of graduating sizes. I thought - candy in the smallest, hot chocolate mix in the next size up, and baked cookies in the largest. But the tin was $13.99 plus tax. Didn't leave much room for the contents. Plus the gift seemed a little lame.
- Next a set of mismatched socks. Funky socks - three individuals, all different colours, designs, with buttons sewn on. Little doodads with button holes so that people can add individuality to each sock. Sock set was $9.99, doodads were $3.99. Would put me slightly over, but not too bad. Still, I wasn't sure if my giftee was funky like that.
- Finally, I remembered reading a blog last night about making Christmas ornaments with Sculpey baked clay. Two packages of white Sculpey ($3.99 each), one acrylic gold ink pen ($3.99), star cookie cutter ($1.50) and some red needlepoint thread ($0.50). Again, just over $15 with tax, but at least this gift wouldn't be too funky and definitely had a Christmas theme to it.
What do you do for gift ideas when participating in Secret Santa events? Spend a lot of time getting it right or grab the first thing nearest the cash register? Perhaps you re-gift/re-purpose?