Are you tired of figuring out what to buy for each individual family member during the holidays? Sometimes it takes time to get a list from your kids or figure out a budget that will work for the holidays! Instead of worrying about getting each child a present, think of gifts that the entire family will enjoy, such as investing in a new aquarium for your home that will also add to a stylish interior. Not only will it help you cut back on expenses this Christmas, but it will encourage the family to do more activities together if you decide on a museum membership or a trip to Disneyland. This is especially nice if you have younger children and would like to do more interactive activities with them as well.
Family Membership to a Zoo or Local Museum –
A gift that’s sure to get the entire family excited is a family membership to a local museum or the zoo. Provide an entire year of free entertainment for your family and in addition, don’t worry about what gifts such as toys and accessories would normally do during Christmas time – clutter up your home! A creative present like a family museum pass will instead promote learning and also produce more time that you can spend with the family. If you do go with this option be sure to pick out a museum that belongs to the Association of Children’s Museums or the Association of Science because this means you will also get free admission to many other museums that are located everywhere in the US. That way if you plan to travel you’ll be all set!
Movie Tickets –
If your kids are old enough to sit and watch movies in the movie theater, buy movie tickets in bulk to save money and get everyone excited to see movies during the holidays and beyond. Allow each child to decide on a movie they’d like to see and either go with them one at a time or bundle up the entire family in the car to watch a family film. This is a great present if your family are movie goers and plus you can come up with a creative way to wrap this present, such as putting together a basket full of popcorn, candy, and the movie tickets combined.
Family Entertainment Center and an Aquarium –
If your family is in need or has been wanting a few new entertaining décor pieces in your home, why not invest in a family entertainment center which could include a pool table and a game center or an aquarium to add to an ocean themed home, for example. Simple touches added to a home right around Christmas time will promote interactivity between your children and you may also want to be a part of the fun too! Plus on Christmas instead of lounging around after opening the presents, you can all play games
in the new game room or have fun watching the fish in the aquarium together!
Sierra is a freelance writer and blogger at her blog Ocean Dreams. She loves family gifts and looks forward to family vacations!