Sharing recipes, crafts and frugal living, the challenges and triumphs of parenting a neurotypical child and a child on the Autism Spectrum. Yoga Instructor said goodbye to her nightly glass of Chardonnay to give up habits that were not serving her purpose in life! The CocktailMom name remains, however with a new focus on healthy and authentic living.


Gift Exchange

The Jitterbug gals and I exchange gifts each year but we have a rule, well 2 rules. It has to be handmade and it has to cost less than 10 bucks. I look forward to this exchange every year more than any other gift. It's so inspiring to see what everyone comes up with and many ideas are copied the next year. I recently stumbled upon this blog where the blogger asked for ideas for gifts under $20.
These were my personal favorites:
  1. tea
  2. pedometer
  3. knitting or crochet needles, yarn and a cheap instructional book
  4. Road ID- for the runners, cyclist or tri-athletes in your life
  5. The gift of "green"- Fill a cloth grocery bag with compact fluorescent bulbs, earth friendly cleaning supplies and a micro-fiber cloth
  6. Gift Baskets- buy items in bulk and divide into multiple baskets
  7. Magazine subscription
  8. Biking supplies- if you know someone who is interested in a physical activity buy them items for that; ie: socks, gloves etc
  9. yoga mat
  10. beauty in a bag- fill a bag with new fingernail polish, emery boards and cuticle cream


Gretchen said...

I plan on using these ideas for borthdays in 2008, I really love the pedometer idea and writing in the card to a healthy year!

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