I’m participating with Thenester to do a 31 day series. I have chosen to focus on helping to make the holiday season less stressful for busy, and often physically tired and emotionally exhausted moms of young children. Here are some more ideas for Christmas gifts for kids:
One year we purchased art and craft supplies for each child.
One year was the year of wheels, from a tiny plastic 3-wheeler, to an expensive mountain bike. Each child received wheels of some kind!
One year was all sporting equipment, from ice skates to basketballs and soccer balls, to skate boards and snowboards.
The year of the Tupperware!
Another year, hubby and I purchased 8 large Tupperware containers and filled them up with each child’s favorite things. Three of the boys received tools. Another son received a drum, and drum related items. Our youngest son received his first gun and hunting supplies. One of the girls received all kinds of baking supplies and cook books. Our oldest daughter’s box held specific piano music sheets that she wanted, and tickets to several shows. Our youngest daughter wanted a baby doll, baby clothes, and baby equipment. Each of them also received books, puzzles, and games in their boxes. ( The Corrolle doll is pictured above!)
Over the years we have traded gift giving for Christmas, for two trips.
The first trip was to a cabin that we rented in Vermont for the whole family!
The second was a trip to Disney World for 2/3 of the family.
When I interviewed the children for these posts, the two trips were the favorite Christmas ‘gifts’ for each of them!
Tomorrow I’ll share the ‘double-duty’ CDs that we have purchased for the children!