Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Gift Exchange For The Little Ones...


December 22nd is Ellison's last day of preschool before Christmas, and all of the kids in her class are bringing in presents to have their own little gift exchange.

Cute, right!

The guidelines for us parents were simple:

One small gift for each of the other 17 children in the class - cookies, a candy cane, a little something from the dollar store...

Just nothing expensive, and most importantly (and emphasized), something small.

So, off to the Target Dollar Bins we went,

and found these...

Little stocking caps in turquoise and lime green.

Love them.

And for only $1.00 a piece.

Love them even more!

Yes, the tag says "boy hat", but to that I say "whatever".

For boys or for girls, I think they're super cute. I love the color combo and, in my opinion, stripes are always adorable on kids!

Luckily, they had more than enough of them, so I grabbed our 17 hats and we high-tailed it out of there (it's crazy at Target right now).

When we got home, I dug through my stash of Christmas and birthday gift wrap supplies and had just enough bags and ribbon to make it work without having to spend anymore money...

I used self-adhesive labels that I was able to customize online and print here at home, then attached them to blank 2" x 4" gift tags. Since the gift inside is a stocking cap, I decided to have the tags say "Baby, it's cold outside!" on one side, and "Hoping you stay warm and cozy this winter" on the other side...

I tied the tag on with red and white ribbon...
(I love turquoise and red together, so any excuse to marry the two, works for me!)

...and 17 bags later, called it a day!

I'm hoping the parents will appreciate the practically of a stocking cap (and its lack of sugar content), and I'm really hoping that the kids will get a kick out of seeing themselves all wearing the same hat!

:)


And it only cost me $17.00, plus a little tax.

Perfect for this Preschool Gift Exchange!

14 comments:

Amalia said...

Karla...this was brilliant! Loved it!!! And I'm sure the parents and kids will be thrilled! Merry Christmas friend! xoxo

pk @ Room Remix said...

So awesome, Karla! I love the little hats and the colors are perfect. Very creative and fun!

Lori E said...

Job well done. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Cindy said...

completely adorable, and i love the fact that you are one of those moms who cares to make even a tiny gift look so very special!! i'm sure those hats will get lots of giggles.

letters to elijah said...

They look like a million bucks. Well, not a million.. but atleast 5 :)

Brandi said...

Such a lovely idea! I can imagine they will all get a kick out for wearing the same hat! Makes for a lot of fun!

B said...

Totally cute! I have to say; I fear you may have made some of the other Mums feel a tad inadequate with you creative skills ;O)

Merry Christmas from snowy England.
B xxxx

Allison said...

such a cute idea! the tags are such a lovely personal touch

Suzann said...

That is such a sweet idea!!
They are so cute!!
Happy Holidays!!
Suzann

vignette design said...

Wow, did you luck out! 17 hats all for a dollar each!
They are so cute and I'm sure you just started a new stripe hat trend at preschool!

chris -East Coast Suburbanite said...

love it. so cute. Great idea.

Liz said...

Awesome idea! I wish I had seen this last week when my son did his gift exchange (his class is almost all boys). I'm filing it away for next year!

Amnah said...

Perfect. The packaging is awesome. Gold star for mom!

flip flops and pearls said...

I just came across your blog tonight. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I can't wait to read more. I hope 2011 brings you many blessings!! Happy New Year, Daphne