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Forum topic by Nate L. posted 08-04-2014 04:20 AM 553 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Nate L.

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08-04-2014 04:20 AM

Three of my siblings are expecting babies within the next 6 months. They live out of state, or rather I guess I live out of state =) so I am trying to keep the gifts on the smaller side (no cribs, dressers etc.) Does anyone have any good ideas for a unique gift that will actually be useful? Thanks!

Nate

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#1 posted 08-04-2014 04:23 AM

How about a mobile? Something to hang over the crib and spin with trucks or planes or animals or something.

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#2 posted 08-04-2014 04:56 AM

Turn some rattles ?

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#3 posted 08-04-2014 05:59 AM

Rattles and blocks. Kids will play with blocks until they graduate college.

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#4 posted 08-10-2014 05:53 AM

Rattles are a great idea. They help babies develop their senses and motor skills. I have a 6 month old and she can’t get enough of them. I’d love to build this wooden ring rattle for her: http://goo.gl/zw2Abq

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#5 posted 08-10-2014 12:07 PM

Small box with child’s name Inlaid like this one or applied.
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Nate L.

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#6 posted 08-10-2014 04:38 PM

Thanks for the ideas guys. Maybe I will do a rattle/music box combo. I was really happy with how my last inlay turned out so maybe I will do some inlay on the box like ‘Jim Finn’ did.
Jim: Did you use a scroll saw or router for that in? It looks really nice.

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#7 posted 08-11-2014 12:58 AM

Thanks,Scroll saw….Double bevel inlay.

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