The Christmas season can sadly be the most stressful time of year for parents. There’s gift giving, reunion planning, choir concerts, and neighborhood activities, to name a few. To simplify your life, we’ve put together a few ideas for simple and creative Christmas presents that will thrill your kids come Christmas morning.
1. Plastic Wrap “Snowball”
Wrap candy bars, cash, and small toys in plastic wrap until it makes a giant snowball. If you feel like going the extra mile, you could even make a plastic wrap snowman! This gift will keep kids entertained, while still giving them what they want for Christmas.
2. Indoor Fort Kit
Give kids a box full of fort-building supplies. Include clips, lights, sheets, blankets, pillows, noodles, etc. If you help your kids construct the fort and take lots of pictures, the gift will be even more meaningful.
3. Treat in a box/jar
Every kid has a treat or snack that they absolutely love. It could be fudge, a special type of cookie, or a delicious pastry. Whatever the treat may be, you can find a cute box or jar, and put all of the ingredients in the box or jar (separated, if needed). Your kids will be thrilled that they get their special treat and that they get to make it with you!
4. Surprise Vacation
Wrap a travel suitcase filled with clothes and travel supplies for each child. Include a paper that tells your kids when and where you all will be going on vacation. If you’re willing to put in a bit of time planning beforehand, that vacation could start right away!
5. Personal Letter from Santa
Have Santa write a personalized letter to each of your children. The letter can include special advice, gratitude, and encouragement. Santa can also tell your kids additional gifts that they are getting for Christmas.
There’s something about Santa that makes Christmas so much more fun. This letter will make your kids feel special and significant, and will help keep them in the Christmas spirit year round because they’ll be excited to hear from Santa again next year!
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