My goal for kid's gifts is to aim for something under $10. Five kids = A LOT of gifts over the year as they go to friend's parties etc. I love giving gifts though - great fun.
So my challenge is to bring together a list of age appropriate presents for boys and girls, that cost less than $10 - preferably not related to a movie or brand (although there are exceptions to this on my list), items that will stand the test of time and items that don't require any effort on my part (ie. no sewing, cooking, packaging - homemade gifts are lovely and cheap but sometimes there are 4 or 5 parties on a weekend, so I'm being realistic).
It's called a 'Sticky Mosaic' - these particular ones come in single packs (although there are much bigger ones). They can occupy a child for a couple of hours (always handy on Christmas Day afternoon when it is time for a snooze).
It's basically a colour-by-numbers but with stickers. They are light (hello interstate relatives and overseas friends) so are good to post. And cost $8.95 each (I bought a bulk order online = free postage).
Anyway, there's more to come. I'll give some ideas for age appropriate gifts and you can contribute your favourites - ones your kids have been given and ones that you give often.