Choosing Meaningful Gifts for Kids

Disclosure AffiliateChoosing Meaningful Gifts for Kids

It’s hard to believe the holiday shopping season is upon us! Even though it isn’t even Halloween yet, I’m already seeing holiday deals in my inbox! A lot of you might agree that holiday gift giving has lost some of what made it special in the past, and the expectation of material goods has gotten totally out of hand. Just google Walmart + Black Friday + injury for some of the worst.

But despite negative news, there IS something really special about getting together at the holidays and giving loved ones gifts that have meaning. So before you get anything to just check someone off your to-do list, take a moment to model thoughtful giving for your children, family and community. Give them a gift that will last.

Mother and daughter baking cookies

Experiences create the memories that bond us. Consider taking loved ones on a local adventure, a music show, committing to an exercise routine or honing cooking skills together. Or even just setting up time for a special day with just the two of you. This can be inexpensive for your pocketbook, and rich in meaning.

Education is also a gift that lasts a lifetime. For youngsters in your life, how about a set of blocks that get their creative juices flowing, science experiments they can do with friends, or Peter and the Wolf, the Nutcracker and other classical pieces you loved as a child?

Whatever their passion as a young learner, stoke those coals. Your gift to them will not only last a lifetime, but positively influence their community!

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  1. When I was growing up my favorite thing at Christmas was helping my mother make LOTS of cookies to give to friends & neighbors.

  2. shelly peterson says

    I love this idea. With as busy as families are these days that one on one time gets lost. My son would love a special outing with just the two of us. I will have to come up with something and surprise him .

  3. I always try to give my grandsons educational gifts and things that last. Gift giving is so special.

  4. I love getting educational toys for my kids because it helps them learn and be creative! Plus they have hours of fun learning.

  5. Christina A. says

    So sweet! I think this idea is so important…I really try to think through very carefully on the gifts that I give to any children! 🙂

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