Friday, November 6, 2009

Gift Ideas FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT


Today's gift ideas are all about creativity-- a gift that is a little different.

1. Samaritan's Purse Gift Catalog: My parents give each of their kids a gift from the Samaritan's Purse Gift Catalog each Christmas. Basically it is a gift in honor of. They are gifts like milk for children, blankets for families, toy lambs that play Jesus Loves Me, a bicycle for a pastor around the world-- you pick out whichever gift you'd like to give, and you can give it in honor of another person. They have really beautiful "in honor of" cards you can get to tell the person what you gave in their honor. It's a super gift idea for anyone, especially people who have a heart for the world. Here's an example of a gift:

Gift 21 - Feed a Hungry Baby for a Week

Suggested Gift: $9

2. A personalized T-shirt Quilt: I got a T-shirt quilt made this summer with T-shirts symbolizing my relationship with Hubby. A shirt from the college we went to, the college ministry we were apart of, a trip we took to NYC, a shirt I got on our honeymoon, the shirt I was wearing when Hubs proposed-- it is such a special way to preserve memories! My friend, Courtney, has started a little business making quilts, and she did a fabulous job. I actually just got a tacked blanket, so there's no quilt stuffing, but it's a perfect couch snuggling blankie! Here's a picture Courtney posted to her business blog after she finished my blanket. Isn't it fabulous? I love it! Having a special blanket or quilt done like this would be a great gift idea! (I even thought about having a blankie done with snippets of all my favorites of the baby clothes the Bugs wore... wouldn't that be sweet?)

3. Homemade goodies: This is always a hit. My mom has always been a Christmas baker, whipping up all sorts of deliciousness during the month of December and presenting pretty plates of the goodies to teachers, pastors, and friends during the holidays. I have continued the tradition since getting married. It's special to get in the kitchen as a family (or by yourself) and make some delicious treats to gift! (It's also quite a bit cheaper than buying gifts for everyone in your life.) Plus, you get to sample the goods yourself, so this is a win-win situation!

OK, there are some of my favorite gift ideas for something different-- who's next? Tell all your great ideas for gifts FOR THE SOMETHING DIFFERENT on your blog, then come back to Momfessions, and click below where it says "MckLinky". Enter your name and the link to your gift idea post. Don't forget, each time you link up a gift ideas post this week, you're entered to win one of the awesome giveaways!

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2 comments:

Courtney Q said...

Hey Shelia,

Thanks for the feature! I feel so special! I am glad you are enjoying your blanket and hope you and the family are doing well. I think that the quilt out of baby clothes snippets would be precious!

~Courtney

erin blakley said...

sorry it took me so long to link my blog post! I haven't been at a computer all day! ...thanks for the carnival...great week! :)