Maybe make some for the kids(cousins) this year. dino kit, horse on a stick, fort in a bag, super hero cape and mask with cuffs. TOP 10 DIY homemade gifts for the boys on your list! Links to tutorials and other inspiration!
Life size Lincoln Logs made out of pool noodles~ 15 pool noodles from the dollar store, cut in half, cut notches out easily, with scissors = hours and hours of fun playtime! These were my favorite toy as a kid, love the life size!