For a very long time now I have been making gifts for the parties my girls get invited too. Not only does it save money, but it saves the parents from from yet another Barbie doll their dog is only going to chew up. One of the staples I have had in the gift-giving department is an apron set. Even if the child is far beyond play kitchens, they are a great incentive to get them in the real kitchen. Not to mention, there are no little pieces for them to lose and you to step on in the middle of the night!!