This year I/We have decided to give presents from the business to the extended family - brothers, sisters, parents, nieces, and nephews.
For our Dads, they are getting flannel pillows with scripture embroidered on them. This flannel is so incredibly soft and sews like butter. I am making Darrell and myself one as well!
For our Moms and my Sister, they are getting these gorgeous plaid scarves (blanket type scarves) with their monogram.
For my Brother in Law - he is getting two key fobs - one Cowboys as a joke, then Houston Texans for him to really use (my sister's idea!)
For all other sibling sets - they are getting embroidered jute coozies.
For nieces and nephews under 18, they are getting sweatshirt cinch bags with the younger ones monogram and the older ones a patch of their liking.
For my sister's nephew - a hooded towels and possibly a Tooth Goblin.
We are MUCH closer to my sister's family than the rest of the family, so they get a little more personal and unique gifts.
All these items I bought through the business, blanks that are to be embroidered or heat vinyl pressed into them. I don't use the heat vinyl, so embroidery it is! Everything was under $8 each - most coming in around the $5 amount.
The pillow forms we bought we at 70% off through a Joann sale, they ended up about $5 each. The flannel I paid full price for @ $8.99 a yard (on a regular sale though), but it does not take much fabric for a pillow.
The scarves were $6.50 each. The key fobs cost me about $2.00 to make. The coozies were $2.50 each. The cinch bags were $5 each! (I love them they are awesome!) The hooded towel is the most expensive coming in at $10. Add about $10 total for thread and stabilizer.
4 Dads @ $7.50 each = $30.00
4 Moms and Sister @ $6.50 each = $26.00
2 Key fobs @ $2.00 each = $4.00
10 coozies for 5 couples @ $2.50 each = $25.00
6 Cinch Bags for nieces and nephews @ $5.00 each = $30.00
1 Hooded Towel @ $10
$10 for thread and stabilizer
Total spent for 26 people $135.00
I really don't think that is all that bad! We love giving to everyone, we just keep it in the budget. This year I think we have done fabulous! I will post pictures when I get them all done!
Do you buy for extended family?