DIY ~ Hot glue ornament... Complete instructions, end result is even prettier than this photo. Have to try sprinkling w/ glitter while still hot.
Ideas for wrapping brown paper packages from Justina Blakeney
A table top potted tree can adorn your home long after the decorations have been put away.
"Experiences" rather than "things" for countdown to Christmas. This might also make great presents - instead of more toys, you get to have "experiences" with people - 'Go to a movie with mom', 'Have a picnic with dad'. Good ideas for kid/parent dates. And perhaps for summer vacation as well. This could be adapted for lots of things.