10 Elf on the Shelf Themed Gift Ideas


Christmas is getting closer and it won't be long before our Elf on the Shelf will be making his way back to the North Pole. Some Moms and Dads will be rejoicing, but I know my kids will miss the smiley little guy. 

We've been doing the elf for a couple of years now and I always thought that the Elf on the Shelf was it, but there are actually a bunch of elf products that you can surprise your kids with.  

Here are some elf-themed gifts that may help make Christmas a little more fun.

1. Elf on the Shelf Coloring Book

2. Elf on The Shelf Naughty or Nice Board Game

3. An Elf's Story DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack

4. Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story Sound Book

5. Elf on The Shelf Pal Size Floor Puzzle

6. Elf on the Shelf Mint Chocolate Chippey Lip Balm

7. Elf on The Shelf Shrinky Dinks Kit

8. Elf on the Shelf Plug in Bubble Night Light

9. Elf on the Shelf Girls 2 Piece Fleece Pajama Set

10. "An Elf's Story" Holiday Cocoa Gift Set

The Elf Story DVD (#3) looks really cute and I also like how there are different products to suit any budget.

Did you do anything creative with your Elf this year? Send me your photos and I may feature it on my blog or Facebook page.

DIY Thumb Print Note Cards From Kids

You know that person who seems to have everything?  Or, maybe you know someone who just doesn't want any more "stuff." These thumb print note cards are the perfect DIY gift for that person!

My sister is very thoughtful when buying people gifts and she needed a gift for someone who is really hard to shop for.  So, she came up the idea to make them a set of thumb print note cards as a special present from her son.

My sister worked with her son to create these custom note cards and I think they look amazing!  This is a cute gift that you can help your child make for someone special in their life.  You only need paint, blank note cards and a marker.



First, she bought a set of plain white note cards.  She also chose an acrylic paint set in bright colors. Then, she and her son created these note cards including little fish, a caterpillar and funny little monsters. How cute are these? 

You can use any thumbprint design you want.  When you have completed the set, just tie them up with a ribbon, and wrap them up for that special person. I really like this gift idea because it doesn't cost a lot of money, it's practical, creative and it's from the heart.

Do you have any easy ideas for homemade gifts from kids?