With H being as young as he is, he doesn’t quite understand Santa and where all of these gifts come from or why.
So one tradition I’ve started is a family gift. It’s something the three of us can enjoy together or something similar for each of us. I like the tradition so much that I think I’ll keep it going even when H gets a little older.
In many cases, this is a gift you can also open on Christmas Eve for those impatient kiddos.
I like to give new pajamas for the whole family, or cozy slippers (that’s what I’m doing this year).
Some other ideas include:
A movie night basket (or you could also wrap it in a big popcorn bowl) – this could include a holiday-themed movie, popcorn, movie candy, and a snuggly blanket.
All the fixings for breakfast – pull together your favorite pancake mix, chocolate chips, a whisk, a big bowl, oranges for freshly squeezed juice, placemats… get creative. Everyone can chip in on Christmas morning and make a yummy breakfast together.
A goodnight gift box – this could include pjs, eye masks for everyone, a family book you can read before bedtime, and stuffed animals for the little ones to snuggle up with.
An adventure kit – if your family is big into the great outdoors, this is a fun idea. Pull together everything you need to go on a hike, or a long bike ride, or a treasure hunt.
What other family gifts have you given in the past?