It used to be super easy to decide on gifts when we went to birthday parties. When the middle of our four sons was a toddler or a preschooler we could come up with lots of items that I made: playfoods, homemade play dough, or books we loved. It seems like it is getting more difficult lately. What do you make for a boy turning 7? What can I purchase that will make an 11 year old excited?
Now, I will be the first to admit that my children are rather eclectic and their tastes are much different than many of their peers, but I have found some successful ways to satisfy my desire to buy artisan-made products and also bring smiles to the older children.
These are some ideas and some cool stores I have found that carry products like them.
Handbound Journals and Sketchbooks:
from missindie at etsy:
from joosycardco at etsy
Quality Pottery with a Fun Theme:
from KarinLorenc at etsy
A Keepsake Box that would make any tween smile:
from lostmitten at etsy
from chickabug at etsy
Playsilks (for the super hero in every kid):
from BeneathTheRowanTree at Etsy and Hyenacart
a boo boo ninja:
from crankypantsknits at etsy
a doll for the older boy:
from HillCountry Dollmaker at Etsy and Hyenacart
from isgood on etsy
super fun undies:
from MadalineJane at etsy and hyenacart