So H is at the age where he is starting to get really excited about all Christmas entails including Santa, lights, the Christmas tree, and presents.
But before he is too knowledgable about this holiday and all that comes with it, my husband and I decided to set some ground rules in terms of presents now and for the future.
He will inevitably get several presents from his grandparents, and there isn’t too much I can do to control that. But from us, we have full control. A former co-worker of mine at Martha Stewart had a great idea. Every year she gives her kids something to wear, something to read, and something to play with. Three gifts from the parents and then a bigger present from Santa.
I’m excited to start this tradition this year both because I think it’s a good mix, it will teach H that this holiday isn’t all about presents, and it will be a good precedent to set for years to come.
Here is what we’re giving him this year:
He loves the first Knuffle Bunny book by Mo Willems so we’re getting him the other two to complete the series.
He’s all set on clothes, but he is quickly outgrowing his sneakers, so we’re getting him a new pair.
And finally, for the bigger gift, we’re getting him this comfy chair with his name on it.