Guest Picks: A Kid's Holiday Gift Wish List
I'm a writer who ended up making lots and lots of cookies. I was a cookie decorator at a shop for almost ten years. I published a cookbook on cookie decorating in 2007, "Cookie Sensations." My second cookbook, "Sugarlicious," was published in early 2012 and is all about decorated cookies, cupcakes, marshmallows, and other crafty sweets, much like I offer on my blog, "the decorated cookie." http://www.thedecoratedcookie.com
I'm also the Edible Crafts editor at http://www.ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com
. I have an MFA in Literature and an MA in Liberal Arts.
I live in Washington, DC with my husband, two daughters and three cats, and we're slowly fixing up our 85-year-old house.
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Every year I'm determined to get my Christmas shopping done by the end of November. I never, ever do. This year, however, I will because I'm expecting my second child in mid-December, and the last thing I want to think about is buying last-minute gifts with a wailing newborn in my arms. I've compiled a bunch of unique gifts for the kids in my life, gifts that I myself would have loved as a child. Just so you know my audience, I'm buying for my 5-year-old daughter and for all of my nieces. My nieces range in age from 4 to 7 and one tween. All lean towards arts and crafts and the like, so you'll see a general theme here, but I did try to veer from those categories a bit for breadth. Happy shopping! — Meaghan from The Decorated Cookie