we are giving handmade presents this year mostly to encourage the dds to put some thought in to doing something special for someone else. I'm stuck though... what can I make with dd (3yo) for her Daddy that isn't tat or going to be shelved by Boxing Day? She did a drawing yesterday which I have held on to... but what more can I do than frame it? Eeeek... stumbling on my own idea now .
Maybe not that daddy-friendly (but could be) but I got DS (2.10) to embellish some plain trinket boxes with paint, and then sequins, glitter glue, etc. They look rather fab! He loved doing it too. YOu could try a larger box - does your DH use cufflinks or something? YOu can get the blank boxes in Hobbycraft (I got mine in the local post office, which sells a large range of children's craft stuff).
For grandparents this year he made a tie dye shopping bag, snowflake candle holder which was painted and then glittered, and calanders with the pad things a previous poster mentioned. The tie dying is great fun and can be extended to t-shirts, hankies, pillow cases, chef apron etc This kit has quite a lot of pink in it, but you can simply change the colours by getting dylon cold water dye powder to top up bottles for use time and time again. www.fredaldous.co.uk/product_513020217.htm