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Näre
18 Nov 2015, 06:57
And a skeptic - or a Humanistic Pagan - can still come up with awesome gift ideas (http://humanisticpaganism.com/2015/11/05/great-story-gift-ideas/).
I wish I was crafty so I could make those solar system bracelets for some people...

thalassa
18 Nov 2015, 07:23
I didn't want to derail this too much, so I split it into what I think will be my favorite thread ever...


Periodic Table of Elements Cuff: https://www.etsy.com/listing/125484828/periodic-table-of-elements-steampunk (Pyramid collection has one in a silver metal of some sort)

human skull earrings: https://www.etsy.com/listing/229989881/human-skull-round-brass-droplet-black?ref=related-2

B. de Corbin
18 Nov 2015, 08:12
I'm a big fan of food. Everybody likes to eat tasty morsels!: http://www.realsimple.com/magazine-more/inside-website/daily-finds/mail-order-food-gifts

Also, uber-cool, Arduino: https://www.arduino.cc/ for making all kinds of wild gadgets.

thalassa
18 Nov 2015, 09:23
I want this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/208713763956580789/

(Corbin makes a great horseshoe crab pendant)

anunitu
18 Nov 2015, 12:17
I'm a big fan of food. Everybody likes to eat tasty morsels!: http://www.realsimple.com/magazine-more/inside-website/daily-finds/mail-order-food-gifts

Also, uber-cool, Arduino: https://www.arduino.cc/ for making all kinds of wild gadgets.

The Arduino sounds a lot like Rasberry PI,the mini computer board.


Actully Yes here (http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/arduino-vs-raspberry-pi/).

kalynraye
18 Nov 2015, 22:58
I'm a big fan of food. Everybody likes to eat tasty morsels!: http://www.realsimple.com/magazine-more/inside-website/daily-finds/mail-order-food-gifts

Also, uber-cool, Arduino: https://www.arduino.cc/ for making all kinds of wild gadgets.

Cypress Grove has amazing cheese!!!!

Willow
19 Nov 2015, 02:14
I'm a big fan of food. Everybody likes to eat tasty morsels!: http://www.realsimple.com/magazine-more/inside-website/daily-finds/mail-order-food-gifts



Seconding food. I home-make all my gifts because I'm poor and make decent desserts. As the years went on, now people actually just request that I cook them something instead of buying them something.

thalassa
19 Nov 2015, 03:44
So, I had the idea to make DNA models out of perler beads, twist them into their double helix shapes and use them as one of our Yule tree ornaments (we've also been making snowflakes). I've not tried this yet, but I'm hoping it works better than my experiment last night in making a flat representation of the double helix...the problem being that the turn becomes a single bead, which tends to break. If I filled in the background and a border, it would hold, but that's not what I'm was going for :(


Regarding food...I like things in jars...

If your loved one likes nutella: http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/how-to-make-homemade-nutella#.ov3WyoJzjM
(IMO, eeewww)

Chai tea kit (yes please!): http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/how-to-make-a-chai-tea-kit-to-give-as-a-gift#.hloxByJaG8

Yummy cookies in a jar: http://christmas.organizedhome.com/crafts/gifts-in-a-jar/oatmeal-scotchies

Mocha Cocoa in a jar: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/mocha-cocoa

Chocolate chip and oatmeal quickbread in a bottle (I think I'd change this to cranberry orange oatmeal with dark chocolate, but still yum): http://www.sunset.com/food-wine/holidays-occasions/quick-bread-in-a-bottle#

Willow
19 Nov 2015, 04:16
So, I had the idea to make DNA models out of perler beads, twist them into their double helix shapes and use them as one of our Yule tree ornaments (we've also been making snowflakes). I've not tried this yet, but I'm hoping it works better than my experiment last night in making a flat representation of the double helix...the problem being that the turn becomes a single bead, which tends to break. If I filled in the background and a border, it would hold, but that's not what I'm was going for :(

I love snowflakes...

anunitu
19 Nov 2015, 04:18
Just an idea,and you could maybe use pipe cleaners for the materials.
Here. (http://www.amazon.com/Wikki-Stix-DNA-Double-Helix/dp/B005HGT0PI)

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and the pic.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/714WZi158dL._SL1000_.jpg

Willow
19 Nov 2015, 04:18
I want this: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/208713763956580789/

(Corbin makes a great horseshoe crab pendant)

Those pins are actually very neat. Especially the rings.

anunitu
19 Nov 2015, 04:23
Ok I guess wikki stixs are a thing..Did not know that.
http://www.wikkistix.com/what-are-wikki-stix/