The nieces and nephews this year are receiving mitts for Christmas. When I asked my sister what the kids would like, her response was they don't need anything, but would LOVE anything hand made. Other years I have knitted them socks, slippers and scarves. All of which are easy to mail.
So this year it's mitts... custom made to their hands and taste. I used an old Patons pattern - mitts on 2 needles and added a cable on the green pair and some rows of seed stitch on the charcoal pair. Yarn used was a washable wool blend.