My sister's kids have a lot of stuff, so I generally don't do gifts for them, but contribute to the college fund instead. (They are starting to get old enough to know who gifts are coming from, so I'm probably the crappy Aunt- eh, they'll thank me later!)
However, I thought the twins might like the blankets I was making this year, so I made them a set for their birthday. They are still just getting Christmas checks though. I was told that The Hulk and Cars are the height of coolness, so that is what they got. My sister assured me if I monogrammed them it would be okay, and not cause fights over who got the better one. In her words "everything causes fights, this way I can say, 'no, that is not yours'"
I think I finally got the binding down- heavy fabric, and starch!
I actually got my machine binder in the mail yesterday. It has a learning curve though, so I don't think it would have been ready for prime time if I received it earlier.