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Tips to Choose the Best Gifts for Your Child

December is here, and we, as parents, get overwhelmed with the adventurous task of gift hunting. Our children are very diligent in letting us know what they want; they'll never forget! They make their list, and they keep repeating it over and over. The trouble comes when we are trying to maintain a healthy balance between the gifts they want and what they should get and trying to stay within our budget. Here are some tips for choosing your child's gifts this year that will make the best elf seek advice from you.

These tips will help you choose the best gifts:

  • It's vital to pay attention to your child's interests. If they show interest in something new, try to find a gift that aligns with that theme.

  • Encourage creativity by giving them something that requires them to use their imagination instead of a traditional toy.

  • Choose an activity you can do together. Spending time together is a great way to bond.

  • For your teens, consider giving them a gift card and letting them choose something they like.

  • Consider gifts that will help them create memories, gifts that stick with them and become memorable, like a monthly subscription to art and crafts boxes, an annual pass to a park or a Zoo, or a family movie night in a box- put a DVD, a cozy blanket, popcorn, and sweet goodies in a box, a trip, tickets for a concert, among other experience gifts.

  • Give gifts that have a powerful meaning for them and make them feel important and that they matter. Gifts like a special music Playlist that you both love, surprising them with a trip to see family members they haven't seen for a long time, or an Illustrated or Study Bible, this is a gift that will keep on giving.

  • Follow the four-gift rule: With the 4-gift rule, each person gets just four gifts for Christmas:

    • Something they want,

    • Something they need,

    • Something to wear and,

    • Something to read.

  • Remember to prioritize safety. Make sure the gift you choose is appropriate for the child's age and maturity level.

During the holiday season, it's important to remember that the true meaning of Christmas is not about the gifts we give or receive but about welcoming Christ into our hearts. As parents, we must instill this value in our children and teach them to appreciate anything they get. Unfortunately, sometimes, we get it wrong by showering our children with gifts without letting them know the sacrifices we make to provide them. We also forget to remind them of how lucky and blessed they are. Let's be mindful of what gifts we give our children this Christmas. Let's choose gifts that will positively impact their lives and help them create unforgettable memories they will cherish forever.

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