With December about to commence, many of us have already begun the task of checking off names on our list of people to shop for. From parents, a spouse or significant other, in-laws and of course children, many of us are dealing with lengthy lists.
Of all the people on your shopping list, it’s likely none are quite as excited about their gift as the children on the list. Here’s some advice on giving kids meaningful gifts this holiday season!
The Gift of Quality Time
Have you ever gifted your child the toy they desired, only to see it tossed aside a week later or have them asking for a newer model in a month? Although toys are great fun, consider a gift with lasting impact. Whether it’s time at an amusement park or a family trip, you’re providing your child with new experiences, while creating lasting memories as a family.
The Gift of Learning
No matter our age, we can always learn more! As adults, this is something we understand and should strive to impart to our kids. Observe your child’s areas of interest or what subjects they gravitate to in school. Maybe an awesome gift would be horseback riding lessons, learning how to play an instrument or swimming lessons! Learning to swim is awesome because it combines fun with physical activity and also equips them with crucial life skills.
The Gift of a First
Use this holiday season to give your child a first time experience. This could be tickets to their first concert or sports games or even introducing them to a play. New experiences help us better understand our likes and dislikes and can point us in the direction we wish to go down the road.
As fun as giving and receiving a gift is, it’s also a great opportunity to impart knowledge and grow our little ones. Use the above tips to help give meaningful gifts this holiday!