1) Play Silks
You've seen these play silks before. I think the key for success with these is I wrapped them in a wipes container so my DD (now age 3 -- she was 1 1/2 when I gave them to her) can spend hours pulling them out one by one (you know, like she would do with real wipes if I gave her the chance). She uses them as blankets for her babies, as diapers for her babies, and sometimes she likes to cuddle with them herself. She's been playing with these constantly for two years!
2) Felt Birds
My family loved the bird ornaments I made using the free patterns at Downeast Thunder Farm. I made a cardinal for my DH, a puffin for my son, and a chick for my daughter. I put these away with the Christmas ornaments, but I'm thinking to make a few more for play to give in Easter baskets.
3) Lotion Bars
I have very sensitive skin and hand lotion was costing me a small fortune. Thanks to Pinterest, I found these lotion bars. I didn't use any essential oils, so the cost for ingredients was about the same as a jar of lotion in the store. These would make great gifts as well.
4) Pom Poms
5) Ric Rac Flowers
I kept procrastinating on these ric rac flowers, but I'm so glad I finally made them. My daughter loved the headband I made with them.
Are you making any gifts this year?