Can you list the gifts you gave or received two years ago? How about last year? It's not so easy to do is it?
We go in search of the perfect gifts each holiday season. Maybe expensive gifts are not the ones that have the most significance. Maybe something simple or handmade will make a greater impact upon the recipient. Quite often a child will have more fun with the box and packing peanuts his gift came in than he will have with the electronic toy that's inside.
Here are some gift suggestions for young children:
* Buy a book and record yourself reading it. Wrap up the book with the recording for a special book and tape gift.
* Create a coupon for a special time for just you and the child. Choose an activity they would enjoy doing and include an object that symbolizes the time.
* Make home play-dough (See November 7th entry for recipe) and include cookie cutters, plastic knives, popcicle sticks and a six inch length of a 1 inch diameter dowel for a rolling pin. Put the kit inside a cake pan with a lid.
Simple gifts can create the fondest of memories.