Gift Suggestion 2012 | Kiwi Crate Crafty Christmas

Over the next few weeks I'll be periodically sharing gift suggestions for memory keepers (photographers, scrapbookers, crafters, etc). Today I'm starting with something that's great for kids.

Earlier this year I wrote about Kiwi Crate and have totally become a fan. I love gifts that encourage creativity and self-expression. This holiday season they've got three specialty boxes available (not included in the monthly kit): Handmade Hanukkah, Gifts Made By Me and Crafty Christmas. I went with Crafty Christmas for Anna.

When my sister and niece were here last week the crate arrived while Anna was at school. Gabrielle helped Katie and I open it up to check out the fun contents - we'll be waiting until December to actually work on the crafts (will likely use it as an Advent activity).

This crate includes all the materials kids need to make festive decorations for the holidays:


  • Paint Swirl Ornaments–Kids swirl paints and create a set of 3 one-of-a-kind ornaments. These beautiful baubles are topped with a bow and a pipe cleaner hook—perfect for trimming the tree.

  • Gingerbread House–Kids create a wintery home and snowy scene, without the sticky mess (and sugary high) of a traditional gingerbread house. This project includes sturdy cardboard cut-outs, ribbons, pom-poms, tissue paper, and more. Inspiration cards are included, and creativity is encouraged.


Price: $19.95

Check out their other specialty boxes: Handmade Hanukkah, Gifts Made By Me

Gift subscriptions are available if you're a grandparent, aunt/uncle, friend, etc.

Information on their monthly subscription crates can be found here.

13 thoughts

  1. diane

    2012-11-06 07:07:47 -0500

    bugga....no shipping to Australia.

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  2. Bev

    2012-11-06 09:13:36 -0500

    I love Kiwi Crate. I have 2 grandkids ages 2 and 4. This is perfect for the 4 year old, I got a gift membership and as the crates come we can do them or I stash them for a day when we need something crafty to do. I got the add on because of the 2 year old and it is great. It doubles the contents so he can do his won. He always has to do whet sister does so it works out well! I love this company!

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  3. Lisa W.

    2012-11-06 10:12:53 -0500

    What a wonderful idea AND not to terribly expensive. My kids are all grown up, but I will certainly pass this on to my friends with smaller children. Awesome idea!!!

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  4. julie macneil

    2012-11-06 11:54:22 -0500

    i love the gingerbread house with the pompoms! i just might have to make one myself this year! so cute!

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  5. J3SS1C4

    2012-11-06 16:32:35 -0500

    These are super cute! Makes me wish I had my own little ones for it!

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  6. kristiwl

    2012-11-06 17:05:09 -0500

    This is a great idea for a pre-Christmas snow day . . . just bought two! Thanks for the great ideas, Ali!

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  7. Vicky

    2012-11-06 18:00:59 -0500

    Don't ship to Canada either :(

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  8. Christine

    2012-11-06 19:38:28 -0500

    Happy Birthday Ali! Hope your day was grand.

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  9. Christine

    2012-11-06 19:39:05 -0500

    Happy Birthday Ali! Hope your day was grand and special.

    * edited 08/11/14 07:57AM
  10. Kristin Marr

    2012-11-06 20:33:24 -0500

    I bought 5 of these 2 weeks ago for my kids and their cousins to have a crafty night after thanksgiving!!! Can't wait for that evening!!! For sure will be one of my December daily entires!!! :)

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  11. lil miss

    2012-11-07 01:15:32 -0500

    I love this kit and the whole Kiwi Crate concept. In the future please can you be clear when you promote products if you have an affiliation with the company (ie if they sponsor you, if they give you free product, if you have any other interest), and also be clear if you are recommending simply cos you like the product but have no affiliation whatsoever. That would just be good practice. thanks

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  12. chris

    2012-11-14 12:49:42 -0500

    What a great gift idea! I ordered two Crafty Christmas kits to take with me to our Thanksgiving Dinner at dd's home. Each family can have their own Gingerbread house, to be worked on if the kids get bored after dinner, or they can make them in their own homes. I wish I'd seen this earlier to save on the shipping.
    Thanks for the wonderful suggestion Ali, I'll be checking out your future ones early!

    * edited 08/11/14 07:57AM
  13. Lorena

    2013-11-16 08:21:29 -0500

    I like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and exposure!

    Keep up the wonderful works guys I've included you guys to our blogroll.

    * edited 08/11/14 07:57AM
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