Merry Christmas Kansas City! If you’re searching for gift ideas that are unique, affordable and won’t clutter the house you’ve come to the right place! Ruth has put together a list of 10 cool Christmas gifts that won’t clutter the house. Take a look…
10 Cool Christmas Gifts that Won’t Clutter the House
(Read with a little bit of sarcasm. :))
Every year, it seems like there is an endless toy parade in the living room. Kids unwrap Christmas gift after gift and the mountain grows adding to what they already own. The kids are excited to be rolling in presents. They are more excited about the opening process than the actual toys themselves. After they have shredded the wrapping paper like the wild animals that they are, they (of course) want to open all the boxes at once. They beg to have us cut every twist tie and release every miniscule piece from its plastic prison. As good parents, we ask them to wait and open only one at a time. This leads groans and complaints. The world must be ending. Their fragile emotions are shattered because we are obviously the meanest parents in the world.
Following Christmas day, we are left with a sea of tiny parts ready to be lost and toys they are already bored with, because they weren’t as exciting as they believed they would be. The trash overflowed into a series of black trash bags that will puzzle the sanitation worker and our neighbors who don’t realize that hosting a holiday means 14 plus people will be exchanging gifts. So what can we do to mitigate this mess?
This year my husband and I are requesting a change of pace. We are asking for less tangible gifts. While we appreciate the thought put into the gifts and the joy put on tiny faces, we know our kids are spoiled at Christmas. We are requesting gifts that won’t clutter the house and add to the waste.
Here are a few Cool Christmas gifts to give the kids that won’t clutter the house:
A gift card to a restaurant or store that they enjoy.
A gift certificate to a fun and educational place to visit.
Tickets to see a play at an area theater.
Ideas: The Storybook Forest
Memberships to local attractions.
Tuition for a camp or activity they want to participate in.
Gift certificate to a local play center or indoor park.
A donation to a charity organization in their name.
A weekend getaway to a fun place they would enjoy or a waterpark themed hotel.
Gift card for movie rentals.
Practical items that they may need but with fun characters on them, bath wash, soap, tooth paste and a brush, a new loofa, etc.
Whatever you choose to do this holiday, these ideas can be family fun that everyone can enjoy together.
From iFamily to Yours,