This year I received a wonderful gift for my birthday. Whilst it wasn’t the most expensive or the biggest or even the shiniest, it meant a lot to me. Firstly, as it showed that the gift giver had really thought about me and my interests, and secondly, as it was the gift of an experience I could share with my toddler.
A set of chocolate moulds and chocolate making supplies. Immy and I had a great time melting, mixing and making chocolates to enjoy as a family.
Have you ever thought of giving the gift of a shared experience to a family you know? Buying a meaningful, group gift which family members can enjoy together makes sense – often it actually saves money to buy one, more expensive gift than many, small cheaper items, and you are also encouraging the togetherness of family, sharing the gift of each others’ time and company.
Some family friendly ‘gift of shared experience’ ideas to get you thinking…
- A totem tennis, beach cricket set or other outdoor game which can be played together as a family
- A game of Charades, Celebrity Head, Twister or Pictionary – something that really gets the family talking and laughing
- A family season pass to the zoo, theme park or other family friendly venue
- A season pass for National Parks in their state or local area for camping or bushwalking
- A family membership for the family’s favourite sporting team
- A set of model making or crafting materials which suit the family’s shared interests and hobbies
- A set of percussion instruments so that they can sing and make music together
Have you ever given or received a great ‘gift of shared experience?’ What was it and who was it for?
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Read more about giving meaningful gifts this Christmas in my article, Unwrapping the Gift of Giving, in the Kleenex Mums Guide to Giving.
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christmas to you and your family. :) joyce
Mom is the Only Girl says
The example the pastor gave was that a man gave his dad a bag of coffee beans and made monthly dates to come over and drink coffee...but the dad had to tell his son stories of his life.
How cool is that?