My kids love to do Secret Santas with each other. I encourage them to make things when they can but it isn't a requirement. If they choose to purchase a gift, it should be something small and simple.
This year, The Professor pulled Sunshine's name in the draw. Everyone knows they can get her a new skein of yarn and make her Christmas bright but he decided to try his hand at a little crafting after I showed him this ornament Kelly had pinned on Pinterest. I think it turned out great. He chose the yarn from our yarn box and wrapped it himself. I helped him cut the skewers and glue on the beads (hot glue).
FYI... he used a styrofoam ball ornament instead of a glass ball ornament like the original poster used. He also wanted to make her a CD. Last year he made a mix-CD of Christmas song for Shortcake. We set about looking for songs that have to do with yarn or knitting and these are the only 7 we came up with. If you know of any others that are appropriate for a young lady, please let me know.
Yarn Washing Girl (Huan Sha Nv) by Xu Hong (instrumental)
Doozer Knitting Song by Fraggle Rock
Knitting by Arthur Askey
The Knitting Song by Sophie Madeleine
Knitting Class by Nancy Wilson/Jimmy Heath
Weave the Yarn by Mary Knickle (a fun little Irish jig)
Flourescent Scraps of Yarn by Laurel Brauns
Mary G. found another one:
Knit One, Purl Two by Glen Miller