As you finish up your holiday shopping, consider giving a gift that the family can enjoy. Any gift that gives you the opportunity to connect with your loved ones in a meaningful way and create lasting memories is priceless.
1. Kids Responsibility Board $48
This is a great way to practice responsibility and money management. This inventive responsibility station provides a practical way to establish positive life habits in your children.
2. Mommy and Me Apron Set $49
If you spend a lot of time cooking with your little girl like my daughter and I do, these adorable mother and daughter apron sets are sure to inspire your next culinary creation.
3. Headbanz Game $12.99
My daughter got this game as a birthday gift and it has become a family game night favorite. It’s a fun, fast-paced, and simple question game that everyone aged 6 and up can enjoy.
4. You Got Your Driver’s License Kit $25
Show support for the new driver in your family! This kit includes a tire gauge, an emergency flashlight, a cloth cell phone pouch to prevent texting while driving, and a colorful fuzzy dice keychain. Use the time in the car to really talk to your kid about what’s going on in their lives, their friends and their fears.
5. Publish a Book
Put your child’s imagination on paper! The next time your child starts to tell you an amazing story, write it down. Have them draw pictures to illustrate the story. Choose an online publishing site like lulu.com to print the book. Then invite your friends and family over for a book signing party. You could also sell the books and donate the money to a charity of your child’s choice.
6. Start a Journal
It’s never too late or to early to start a journal for your child to capture all the priceless moments you experience as a parent. I started journaling to my daughter when I was pregnant as a way to document the experience and never stopped. I write about her development as a person, our ups and downs as a family and her personal milestones. I just hope she can read my handwriting!
7. Awkward Family Photos Game $24.99
Based on the ultra-popular website AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com, this board game features hilarious photos of other families sure to bring you closer to your own. Learn more about the people closest to you as they interpret the awkward moments of others!
8. Create Your Family Tree
What better way to bond as a family than by learning more about your ancestry! Involve the whole family in this project by assigning each family member a relative a to interview (give younger children questions to guide them). Once you have gathered your family history and lots of pictures, go to familyecho.com to create a free family tree online. Be sure to update your tree as you continue your research and discover more about your history and heritage. This family project is sure to be both a revealing and rewarding experience.