I’ve answered Chili’s call for five holiday gift-giving ideas. You’d think shopping and Two Knives would be like oil and water. Not necessarily true.
No parts to fall off, safe for baby, and made from recycled materials. By a mom. I dare you.
2. Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt. What to do with all those t-shirts that don’t quite fit? This book is a great gift for someone who likes to sew, or a good reference for you if you want to make something to give yourself. *Helpful hint for additional recycling fun: buy it used at Amazon.
3. Northern Sun is just down Lake Stree a few blocks from my house but offers everything you’d ever need in “activist” t-shirts and accessories. Suggestions: I embarrass my offspring button or the popular Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History on just about anything. Warning: Lefty, so if you are politically sensitive you’d better stay away.
4. No links here but a great idea if you have a child in your life and you are Christian and you ususally have a Christmas tree (otherwise skip to #5): I give my daughters an ornament each year that signifies something special about that year (a piano, for example, the year that piano lessons started). Each girl also has a special journal, in which I chronicle the year, the ornament, and a bit about its meaning. The journal is kept in a special box with the ornaments and only comes out when the oraments do. Each year they look forward to opening the box and we usually end up telling and retelling stories surrounding the ornaments. Bonus: they’ll have some ornaments of their own if/when they have their own Christmas trees and won’t have to rely on a starter set from Home Depot.
5. Tried and true: Kid’s Art Notepads from Family Fun. These are darling with a young child’s drawing on them. Of course, if you don’t have young children, feel free to use my daughter’s drawing of the human head pinata.
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