18th Jul2012

Great Gift Ideas for Kids

by Dinah Wulf

So, I realize that not all of my DIY Inspired readers are work from home moms who have a lot of time to craft and tackle their own Do It Yourself projects.  Sometimes, we are just looking for inspiration and ideas so that we can give a thoughtful gift to our loved ones.  So, here are some great gift ideas for kids that I put together that you can make or buy, it’s up to you!

Gift Idea #1: A Personalized Gift Basket.

Make It!

Personalized gift baskets are great because they are just that…personalized!  Here are some examples of baby shower gift baskets that were featured on DIY Inspired.

Buy It!

If you don’t have the time, check out GiftsnIdeas.  Here you can find several options for gift baskets from sports themes to baby themes there is an option for everyone.  The best part is that it’s international!  Don’t forget your GiftsnIdeas coupon codes either!

Gift Idea #2: Personalized Wall Art.

Make It!

Wall art is so much fun to make and it’s actually quite inexpensive to do.  I like to reuse thrift store paintings and cover them with fabric, or I have also painted inexpensive wooden frames or flea market frames as well.  By stenciling a monogram or name with craft paint you give it a personalized touch.

Buy It!

Rather buy it instead? Personalized Nursery Vinyl Wall Art are a great way to go.  They can easily be removed without damaging the wall as well.

Gift Idea #3: Play Activity Table.

Make It!

I have refurbished two play tables so far.  One was free and the other was five dollars! Garage sales are the best for these.  With a little paint (or duct tape), these play tables make the perfect upcycled gift for your little one that they will use for many years.

Buy It!

Coupons make it easy and affordable to purchase these fabulous activity play tables. They have a large variety from folding and portable play tables to classic wood or character themed tables.


A special thank you goes out to CouponSnapshot.com for sponsoring this post.



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Dinah Wulf
Dinah is a craft, home décor, & DIY Blogger for www.diyinspired.com, an eco-friendly site promoting repurposing through reinvention. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Speech Communication from California State University Fullerton. Formerly an educator at CSUF and business owner, she now is a full time writer, Curator for Style Me Pretty Living, 3M DIY Expert, and a member of Martha’s Circle. She has blogged for multiple websites including Fix.com, Earth 911, Home Made Simple, and Sprout Online and has been published in a few magazines and ebooks. Her website, DIY Inspired has been recognized by Mashable, Parenting.com, and Buzzfeed.
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