Today’s Gift Idea:
Here is today’s gift idea tip inspired by our featured picture book, NURSE CLEMENTINE. Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.
November 10, 2013:
Gift Idea: Consider having a theme for the holiday.
You can make up a list of possible themes (for example, rainbow, juicy, soft, or beach). Put the themes on a slip of paper and let your child pull one from a hat.Whatever is selected can become your theme for that year’s holiday.
Each person will get at least one present representing the theme (a ball cap with a fruit logo on it for “juicy”). It makes gift shopping like a scavenger hunt to find something the person will like and that also fits the theme.
You can use the theme to decorate the house (cuddly snowmen in every room for “soft”). You can use the theme to plan the menu (a bottle of wine labeled Sandy Winery for “beach”). You can use it to set the table (use all the rainbow colors).
If you try this, please share your ideas in the comment box.
Come back each day for another good gift idea for this holiday season. (Each day’s idea will also be posted on Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.) Read the whole story at THAT SPECIAL GIFT, PART 1.