Holiday Gifts?

Does anybody have plans yet for neat holiday gifts for their kiddos?  Daryl and I talked about it today and brainstormed some things we want to get for our kids.  Some ideas– a marble run, bristle blocks, a tea party set, art supplies, earring trees, magazine subscriptions and art supplies.

We really want to go for quality over quantity.

Not just clutter.  Not just stuff.  And within a pretty small budget, too, of course.

I may make up coupon books for each child, good for things like a movie date with mom and one-on-one craft time and getting out of chores for the day.

I was also thinking of making up a photo album for each of them.  I think they’d really like a special book of favorite memories.

And chocolates.  Daryl sometimes brings me fancy chocolates that he has to drive to the florist in Mt. Lake to get.  The kids are always jealous.  I may get them each their own small box of chocolates so they can feel special too.

And books.  Those are a given!

How about you?  Do you have any plans for fun presents?  Any recommendations for 1 and 5 year-old boys or 8 and 10 year-old girls?  🙂

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4 thoughts on “Holiday Gifts?

  1. We had a family meeting and decided that we would rather save for a family vacation instead of giving gifts this holiday season. The kids are starting to think of what they can make to give to each other. I am planning on crocheting scarves and making little gifts so the kids have something to open. Not sure what those will be though.

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  3. Alicia,

    One year for Accalia’s birthday I bought a huge plastic tote, decorated it with foam stickers, and filled it with some odd and crazy dress up gear that I picked up at the thrift store. That’s been our dress up box ever since and is constantly in use by all of the kids and their friends. You probably already have something like that since your kids love dressing up so much, too, but I thought I’d mention it since it’s such a relatively inexpensive and fun gift.

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