If you are looking for Christmas gift ideas for a kid who has everything, don’t worry, you are not alone. Most Christmases, we find that shopping is easy because we know exactly what our children want and need, however, this year, my husband and I are stumbling around trying to find gift ideas for the kids to open up on Christmas morning. This year, in particular, we have been asking ourselves, “what do we get kids that don’t really NEED anything?”.
Here is a list of six ideas to ensure your children will grow their hearts and joy this Christmas.
1. The 4-Gift-Rule
If you want to ensure that your kids have something physical to open up on Christmas, but you don’t want to waste a bunch of money on things they don’t need, this 4-gift rule is an excellent solution to that problem. This rule is this: something they want, something they need, something to do, and something to read.
I like this rule because it gives children things they want and things they didn’t know they wanted and would enjoy.
2. Subscription Boxes
Subscription boxes are such a fun gift idea for kids to enjoy gifts all year round. Plus, this is a meaningful gift that shows your kids that you know what they like! There is literally a subscription box for just about anything you can think of; coloring, STEM, art, board games, books, cooking, and more. Here are some great subscription b0xes your kids will love:
- The Amazon Book Box is a great way to get your child excited about reading and improve reading skills.
- PlayPiper is the perfect subscription for little kids and teens who love to tinker!
- Raddish Kids subscription box has several different types of cooking and baking subscription boxes to choose from.
3. Whole Family Bonding Gift
Science shows over and over that anytime spent as a family improves children’s life outcomes. That said, any gifts involving the family coming together to do something fun is a Everything!
- Kids love playing games and desire to spend time with their families. So why not purchase a fun family game?
- Get everything you need to have family movie nights! You can make this as big or small a gift as you like. A few years ago, I purchased this inexpensive projector and Bluetooth speaker for a family movie night; we have had them ever since!
4. Give Experiences
A gift experience will “WOW” the whole family. One thing we do every Christmas as part of all the kids’ gifts is giving a trip. This gift idea is fun because the kids know it is coming. Some years have a better or more exciting experience than others. However, it still knows they will experience something new that keeps the kids interested.
A few ideas can look like a weekend trip somewhere new, going to a theme park, visiting a children’s museum or nature center, going on a cruise, or grabbing a cheap Allegiant flight somewhere in the U.S. Also, many places have great rates for wintertime trips that are more affordable than you would think!
5. The Gift of Giving
Sometimes, the perfect gift is the gift of teaching children to give to those who are less fortunate. Last Christmas, we sat down with all of our kids and asked them if they were willing to give up an amount of their Christmas budget to purchase gifts for a child in need. All the toys or gadgets in the world cannot replace the most meaningful gifts, which are giving to others. The older kids and the youngest all enjoy choosing an angel from the tree and buying all the gifts on her list.
If this is an avenue you would like your family to be involved in, there are many different ways to get involved. We chose our child from our local school district tree, but your neighborhood Walmart, bank, or police department usually has angel trees for kids in need this Christmas.
6. Give Music Lessons
Allowing kids the opportunity to learn how to play an instrument has so many different and valuable outcomes. Once of which, is the gift of having something your child can be passionate about for a lifetime. Specifically, look for music lessons in your area if you’re wanting your child to have one-on-one lessons. Another idea would be to purchase an inexpensive starter instrument off Amazon and then purchase an online subscription for self-learning. This beginners guitar comes with free online lessons but websites like YouTube have many more lessons to choose from and have made learning a new instrument a game changer!
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