A birthday gift to my nephew

Back in July I ordered my nephew a treasure chest for his 6th birthday (see the blog post). The treasure chest was shipped directly to my parents house in Newfoundland, from the seller. Then I started accumulating goodies for my nephew to go inside the box.

I didn’t take many photos of the contents, but I did take a picture of the scroll (aka “Birthday card”) once I was finished with it all. I stained it with tea, burned the edges and glued some sticks onto it to make it a real scroll. I sent that parcel down to my parents for my Mom to assemble it for me, and not everything I bought, fit inside but here is all of the little goodies inside for my nephew.

How adorable, right!?

The homemade treasure chest: Caenneth on Etsy. Kenneth was a pleasure to deal with and his craftsmanship as a journeyman woodworker with over 10+ years of experience, is incredible. Love this little piece! Read more below to see my nephew’s reaction :)

Red Velvet pouch: Smriti on Etsy (Seller is in India!) The velvet pouches come in a set of 5 and in either red, or blue. Smriti was very kind and great to deal with, we tried our best to get the pouches in time for my nephew’s birthday but I ordered a bit too late, so I was unable to do so. I wanted everything perfect for this treasure chest for my nephew, so I was very patient in getting all of the key items to make it just so! :)

Medieval coin purse: KarenGunnaDesigns on Etsy. Plus the scroll, it’s a little birthday card that I made him. You can see the close up of it below, if you click to enlarge the image.

I blurred out the words, since it was a poem that my Aunt had written to me when I turned six. Now I’m passing the same silly fun poem onto my nephew. Oh I’m getting old, haha!

Kelan’s reaction to his brand new treasure chest! I love how excited he looks.

His favorite part of the gift? The three rocks I grabbed randomly, on a beach one weekend. Go figure.

I gotta say, I think it’s really well done and a pretty cool gift. Man, I’ve got some good ideas ;)

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My nephews 6th birthday

Just look at those dimples. Lil’ heartbreaker.

My cutie patootie nephew will be turning six in the next few weeks and I’ve been doing some online shopping to put his special present together. Since I can’t be home in Newfoundland to give it to him a huge Birthday hug from “Ancy Nancy” I wanted to make his birthday extra special.

My little guy is going to be getting a homemade treasure chest filled with all sorts of fun things. He’s been collecting rocks lately and our neighbor back home is a Geologist (Mr. D) , and when I was a kid Mr. D helped me build my rock collection. It’s kind of nerdy, but at the same time I was a huge tom boy.

I’m not ready to give my nephew the rock collection just yet, since I don’t think he’s old enough to truly appreciate it and take care of it without damaging it. I’m thinking for his 7th birthday I’ll give it to him along with some other things. That is, if he still is into rocks. Who knows…

So I’ve went ahead and purchased the Treasure Box from this seller on Etsy. The box also has a cute story which I thought of including in with the treasure chest. I may end up doing so…

I’ve already bought a few velvet drawstrings pouches (also bought on Etsy, from INDIA!) and I’m putting some extra goodies inside:

  • Chocolate gold coins
  • Real money! (Lucky kid)
  • Candy & chocolate
  • Toys (rubber dinosaurs and maybe a few small childrens bean bags, not sure yet)
  • Rocks found on the beach
  • (Not shown) A special birthday note written on a handmade scroll. I simply found some twigs, got a piece of plain white paper and stained it with tea, and burned the edges then wrote a note for my nephew on it. 

All of the items above will be placed inside the treasure chest filled with black crinkly paper, purchased from the dollar store. I’ve had the treasure chest shipped to my parents place back home in Newfoundland and I’m sending down all of the items shown above for my Mom to graciously assemble it for him, once the velvet pouches get delivered to me.

Once my nephew receives all of these goodies he can empty the box out and put all sorts of his own treasures inside that he’s found. Something every kid would love to have I’m sure.

Adorable, right?! I’m the best aunt ever.

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