So it's always fun trying to find Canadian items to send overseas to my girlfriend's family in Bath, England. I met Michelle in London where we were flatmates - been friends since.
Throughout the year I see things and stash them till it's birthday time. I did that with Michelle's gift, but the others were creations of love. In this case I sent over three gifts.
First was for the birthday boy, Thomas, turning 4 - bedtime in a bag. I thought this would be perfect for those damp cold evenings that do happen in the UK. My kids selected the fabric from my stash. Alistair was particularly excited about it...but I warned him they weren't for him. Surprisingly he was okay with that. Guess he's growing up!
This included the great Pirate book that includes a CD with a song. Alistair loves this book and we read it weekly. It's a Barefoot Book I purchased from my friend Jennifer. Highly recommend for the under 6 crowd.
I also sent Michelle her birthday gift. This is a photo of the bag prior to me adding the label. Used a really cool fat-quarter that had light swirls on it. Sadly they didn't come out in the photo. Inside is some jewelry from another friend who makes stunning pieces. Sadly I mailed the package before I realized I didn't take a photo of the jewelry!
Of course, if I'm sending two gifts over, I couldn't neglect Charlie. So I did up a 'storm' bag for him and included a book. His birthday is near Christmas, so I think it must be fun to get something when you least expect it.