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For my moms side of the family we draw names and purchase or make themed gifts for “families” rather than individuals – there are over 80 of us including the 18 aunts and uncles, all the grandkids and great grandkids. Family gifts take a lot less time to open! This year it was decided that we would fill a stocking instead of doing gift baskets and I decided to create a Family Fun Night Themed Gift Idea. Of course I may have cheated a little bit on my stocking…
What did I come up with? An oversized stocking full of items for the perfect Family Fun Night! Dan and Dani, the family I drew, have two children, a 3 year old little girl that loves dragons and My Little Pony and an almost one year old little man. I don’t see them very often, typically a few times a year at family gatherings, but I know for sure that they are big into family time and having fun with their kids. I tailored this to their family, but you could easily switch it up to fit whatever family you’re buying for.
In the OVERSIZED handmade stocking (my gifts were a bit bigger than a normal stocking could accommodate so I went ahead and made my own!) I placed:
A puzzle for the family to play with with little man
My Little Pony Chutes & Ladders to play as a family
How To Train a Dragon 2 Movie to watch as a family
A soda bottle filled with movie snacks to go along with the movie (tutorial below)
5 Crowns Card Game for the adults to play once the little’s are in bed
A night (and lots of days) to come full of fun for just under $60!
The soda bottle was super fun and easy to make and I love that it is a unique way to give simple snack foods (I wanted to include the movie as well… unfortunately it didn’t fit!). I first saw this idea as a way to give money hidden in the bottle for a birthday but knew that I could make it fit my needs!
Movie Snacks in a Bottle Gift Idea
Remove the label and rinse out a 2 liter bottle.
Cut “swinging style” doors into the side of a 2 liter soda bottle – inside I placed the larger candies and snacks first and then filled in the rest of the space with smaller candies.
I wrapped the bottle with Christmas themed paper that I trimmed to about 5.5 tall. and hot glued into place to hide the doors I cut. I created the “We are Soda-lighted to wish you a very Merry Christmas” gift tag and printed it onto Avery Full Sheet Labels and then cut out it out. I removed the backing from the label and affixed it to the scrapbook paper I wrapped around the bottle. I personally LOVE using Avery Full Sheet Labels because they are so versatile. I use them not only for their intended purpose of shipping but also for gift tags, water bottle wrappers, labels, etc!
I then added some bakers twine and a “Movie Snacks in a Bottle” tag to the neck of the bottle and my gift was complete!
What do you think? Would you enjoy a gift like this?
Download the “Soda-lighted” Christmas Tag pdf
There are multiple tags per 8.5×11 sheet – these can be printed onto regular cardstock, or you can do what I did and print onto Avery Full Sheet Labels for easy application.
Download the Movie Snacks in a Bottle Gift Tag
Free printables are for personal use only. Do not alter.
Disclaimer: I received product and compensation from Avery to write this post. All ideas and opinions are my own.
Looking for other great gift ideas? Check out these projects from my Creative Bloggers Monthly Collaborators:
Family Fun Night || Seven Thirty Three
Maids a Milking || Crafting in the Rain
Peppermint Sugar Scrub || Here Comes the Sun
Days of the Week Hand Towels || Dolen Diaries
Doormat Neighbor Gift || The Benson Street