My son is digging pirates right now and I am super low on cash, plus, I love to make things...Anyhow, I have made him a pirate treasure chest....used a bankers box that was printed with a fake wood scheme, I used hinges to attach the top and have it come off treasure-chest like. I've added a little latch on the front and a cool coppery looking handle to open it with. I've also covered the inside of the box with this neat metalic contact paper, so when you open it is all shiny. For the inside, I bought this book called Pirateology (check it out here: http://tinyurl.com/yh33eu
), also a doctor suess book called There is a Map in my Lap and have painted him a really neat pirate treasure map on some canvas I have. Needless to say, it is awesome and I have got ants in my pants to see the look on his face when he gets it on X-mas. Anyhow, books, supplies, everything, the whole thing costs about $40 and will provide endless fun and adventure.
So, what cool things have you guys given/gotten?