I get pretty excited about gift-giving, perhaps a little too excited this time of year! However, the times I cannot think of the right gift bring on a little stress. The best remedy for that is to select the best or most thoughtful gift that comes to mind (and fits the budget) and leave it at that. It may not be the perfect gift, however, we all know that it is the thought that counts.
With ten years of gifting experience to my children, I would like to bless you with a series of gift-giving ideas for children. My main course is to go with useful gifts for children, as detailed in this post.
Here are a few more gifts that went over well with our older children:
3. Special journal- our nine year old felt honored when we gave him a leather “Hope” journal from Dayspring last year
4. Sports and scouting gear- cleats, balls, scout uniforms, and can be given ahead of time on holidays. I plan to make my daughter’s American Heritage Girls vest for her spring birthday.
5. Ski bibs, boots, thermals, and such- they need them and get pretty excited about new ones! Buy this at the end of the season and store with the Christmas decorations to give next year.
6. Bicycles and bike accessories- they love baskets, license tags, and bells!
7. American Girl dolls, but My Generation dolls from Target fit the bill, especially for the younger ones
8. Handmade gifts- I kid you not, my children love gifts I make- even as toddlers! My littlest wordlessly snuggled the blanket I monogrammed, they all thought the embroidered handkerchiefs were special to keep in their pocket or purse, and a simple jumper was loved until sadly outgrown. More handmade gifts ideas to come!
And please do share your gifts that were ‘hits’ with older children!
The rest of this series:
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