10 gift ideas that will make a lasting impact
Ever wonder and wonder what to get your kids or grandkids for Christmas or the holiday you celebrate? It can be very difficult to decide since kids change their minds SO much, literally ONE minute to another! They may like Moana one moment and then the next they are loving Cowgirl stuff, it is ever changing and evolving with kids.
So why not get them things that will last! Growing up, my parents’ life model was ‘experiences over things’. It was never said like that, but looking back, that is how it was. In the moment, during holidays, I never understood why we didn’t get 100s of toys or the latest and greatest toy from Toys-R-Us. Instead we would travel the world and see place and make experiences. I can honestly say I only remember ONE gift that I got over the years growing up as a kid, BUT I remember ALL the places we went, the excursions we went on and the memories made.
Now having our daughter we are doing the same. We don’t buy lavish things or drive the newest cars. We save our money for vacations or experiences for our family and our daughter. So when it comes to Christmas we have done the same thing. Last year we didn’t do many gifts, we spent time in California at Disney Land. Still to this day she talks about what we saw at Disney and she was only 2.5 years old. We are doing the same thing this year and spending time in California and Disney close to Christmas since it was such a hit last year!
Coming from a parent, it breaks our heart to see gifts given that don’t get played with much and end up getting set aside because of all the toys kids have these days. It is nice when the Holidays come, the gifts are a little different or special so they don’t end up sitting around the house or in a box (at least until January).
After talking with some friend’s and what their kids have liked the best I have complied a list of 10 ideas sure to leave a lasting impression on the kiddo in your life.