The Holidays Are Coming…
Do you have everything you plan to gift to the littles in your life?
I like collecting gifts early, around September, so that I am not rushed during the slow season. For me, the holidays are about family: dancing, eating, laughing, story-telling, singing, playing games, cuddling up, and visiting. Not shopping. I am not particularly a fan of jam-packed parking lots, long lines, and the pressure of a ‘sale’. I do, however, enjoy online shopping and supporting small shops for each holiday season.
Below, I’ve curated a simple list of potential gift ideas for children. These are things that are fruitful, quality, long-lasting, and can be delivered to your home so that you can spend more time with your family and less time out on the road! I’ve split the list into categories, so if you’re looking for a specific suggestion, simply scroll down until you see what sparks your interest!
Winter is the perfect time to curl up and play a board game or card game together. We own and play all of the games below as a family. These have produced hours of fun and learning!
Subscriptions are great because they are a gift that keeps on giving! Below are educational subscriptions that we have enjoyed in the past couple years and I can honestly recommend to a friend!
Loose Parts/Pretend Play
Handcrafts are wonderful for spending quality time together and building a lifelong skill! These quality crafts will produce something to give as a gift for others through fine motor skills and creativity.
Some wonderful ideas are:
+ Needle Felting
+ Perler Bead Creations
+ Finger Knitting
+ Loom Weaving
+ Wood Burning
+ Hand Embroidery
Materials for these crafts would make for great gift sets or stocking stuffers!
This year I am gifting my children:
+ Books they have asked for
+ Curated Nature Packs filled with exploring and survivalism tools
+ Crafting supplies
+ Building Sets
I hope this has been insightful or helpful in some way. Let me know in the comments what you’ll be gifting your kids this season!