Christmas is almost here! What do you buy for the kid that has everything? Here are a few ideas...
Back to the Roots Oyster Mushroom Kit - This is a gift that keeps on growing, and you will support a company that gives back to the community! In as little as 10 days, you can start growing your very own crop of pearl oyster mushrooms. Plus, when you post a picture with the kit you grow, Back to the Roots will donate a kit & sustainability curriculum to an elementary school classroom of your choice! I love this!
Stomp Rocket - I've seen these in action, and the kids (boys and girls alike) love them! Stomp Rocket Ultra comes with with 4 foam-tipped rocket, ready to fly in seconds, up to 200 feet high! Uses no batteries, propellant or other harmful chemicals... just human-powered compressed air. Multiple Award Winner, Preferred Choice Award, iParenting Media Award for Best Product.
Melissa and Doug Magic Kit - This is a multi-piece set which features tricks and illusions for the young magician to practice and perform. Everything stores neatly in wooden box. And, since it's made by Melissa and Doug, you know you're getting a great quality product. My son just got one of these for his birthday, and he loves it! It gets the whole family involved and lets the child take pride in their new-found skills.
Wallies Peel and Stick Chalkboard Mural - This big Chalkboard Mural is made of durable, self-adhesive backed vinyl that can be removed and repositioned easily. Wallies Big Chalkboard Mural comes with 1 vinyl chalkboard panel that is 25 inches by 38 inches and includes chalk. If you don't want to use chalk, people say it works get with Expo Bright Sticks which wipe right off when wet.
Personalized items are always great choice for kids that have everything. A friend of mine works for Inititial Outfitters and they have really nice personalized gifts, including monogrammed jewelry for girls, personalized: umbrellas, bath wraps, lunch bags, and so many other gifts.
It's also important to remember that gifts aren't necessarily material items in a big red box.
Support your local businesses and get:
- Tickets to an upcoming performance at a children's theatre. This would be a fun gift for a child who appreciates the performing arts, and it gives you quality time with the special kid in your life.
- An annual membership to the local zoo, children's museum, arboretum, amusement park is a gift that keeps on giving. These membership plans usually pay for themselves in two or three visits, but you can have a year's worth of entertainment.
- Gift certificates to local indoor fun centers can provide hours of fun for kids on those long, cold winter days. These are especially great for moms of young children who may not be in preschool yet, or only go to school a few hours a week.
Do you have memories of favorite Christmas gifts that you received as a child? Do you remember the material gifts more or the experiences you had with family and friends?