Christmas is coming! The time for celebrating Jesus, spending time with family, and having anxiety over where all the STUFF your kids are going to get for Christmas is going to go. We are a family of five living in a 1,000 square foot house, so each time something new comes in, something else has to go OUT. Or at least to the basement. A couple years ago, we started trying to find more consumable gifts to give them and it’s made a huge difference!
You may find that suggesting consumable gifts to others is not so popular though. Many of them want to actually give something to your child. They want them to have something to open on Christmas or a birthday. So today, I’m giving you three lists (for the price of one!); consumable gifts, experience gifts that have something to open along with them, and useful gifts.
|6||Glue or tape|
|9||Special Snacks (Things they don't normally get)|
|14||Shaving cream (also for the bath!)|
|15||Batteries (Give them to them with pictures of the toys that are out of batteries!)|
|16||Gift card to somewhere for a special treat (Sonic/McDonalds)|
|19||Grow capsules (You know–those capsules with sponge animals inside)|
|20||Zoo tickets or family pass||A small stuffed animal or box of animal cookies|
|21||Tickets to a ballet or play||A special necklace to wear to the event|
|22||Manicure and lunch||A bottle of nail polish (doubles as a consumable gift!)|
|23||Tickets to a ball game||A baseball or glove|
|24||Date to make cookies||A cookie cutter|
|25||Trip to get ice cream||Mittens if it's a winter birthday or Christmas gift or sunglasses if it's a warm weather birthday gift|
|26||Golf lessons with Grandpa||Golf balls|
|27||Tea party date||A small teacup (you can get pretty teacups sold individually at antique shops)|
|28||Music lessons||An instrument or a small instrument ornament if they already have one|
|29||Karate or gymnastic lessons||An outfit to wear to lessons|
|30||A horseback trail ride||A bandanna or cowboy boots|
|31||A movie night||Popcorn and a bottle of pop|
|32||A special day out with you||A game to play when you're together|
|33||A trip to camp||A suitcase or a flashlight|
|34||Dinner or dessert out on the town||A special outfit to wear|
|35||A shopping trip just with mom/grandma/auntie||A purse with money inside|
|36||A tool set|
|42||Hats or gloves|
|47||A bank (with money inside!)|
|48||A kindle (not a tablet…just the books!)|
|49||A nightlight (Those cool ones that change color or put stars on the ceiling are sure sure to be a hit!)|
|50||Learning materials (games or books–especially if the kids are homeschooled!)|
Do you give consumable, experience, or useful gifts for Christmas?
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