5 Unique Ways To Make Your Children Feel Special This Christmas

One of the best parts of Christmas is spoiling your children with presents. But, if you want to go beyond the standard toy this year, here are five unique ways to really make your child’s Christmas special.

1. Get Them A Pet

A pet is a great way to teach responsibility and show your child some unconditional love. If you’re not ready for a long-term commitment, consider getting them a fish or a small mammal like a hamster. Just make sure you’re prepared to take on the care and feeding of the new pet long after the novelty has worn off! While you may think getting them a pet is going to be a hassle, your children will love it, and it will be worth it in the end. They will also learn a great amount of responsibility from caring for their new friend.

My family has been debating this for a while, but for now we will stick to fun stuff animals to have as pets.

2. Get Them A Toy They’ve Always Wanted

If your child has been eyeing a certain toy for months, but you just can’t seem to find it anywhere, consider getting it for them for Christmas. Not only will they be thrilled to finally have the toy, but they’ll also appreciate your resourcefulness in tracking it down. There are a couple of ways you can get them those hard to find toys online to make their Christmas morning a little extra special this year, so be sure to start exploring your options now!

3. Give Them An Advent Calendar

Counting down the days until Christmas is half the fun! All sorts of advent calendars are available, from traditional paper ones with little windows that hide chocolates to more modern versions with activities or toys behind each door. No matter which type you choose, your child is sure to enjoy it. An advent calendar builds up the excitement for Christmas day while teaching your child a little bit of patience along the way.

My kids had a blast with the gem stone advent calendar. Here is the one I got from Amazon and it was so cool!

4. Get Them Tickets To Their Favorite Show

For the theater lover in your life, tickets to see their favorite play or musical would be an unforgettable Christmas present. If you can’t swing tickets to Broadway, plenty of great shows are playing at regional theaters across the country. This is a gift that will keep giving long after Christmas is over, as they’ll have a mountain of memories to look back on. All children love watching their favorite characters come to life on stage. This is a great present the whole family can enjoy!

I recently purchased my kids tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters show which I know is going to bring a smile to their face on Christmas morning.

5. Plan A Family Vacation

Nothing says “I love you,” like spending quality time together as a family. If you can’t afford to travel far, there are plenty of great places to visit closer to home. And even if you can’t get away for more than a day or two, just planning and dreaming about the trip will add to the fun! Family vacations are a great way to make memories that will last a lifetime. Don’t forget to take a camera to capture all the special moments.

No matter what you decide to do, making some extra effort to make Christmas magical for your children this Christmas will make for memories that will last long after Santa has come and gone.

Enjoy every minute being a mom and continue to inspire your kids!

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Jodi Carlson is a mother of 2 children, wife, and a full time product owner at a large Insurance company. She is a mom just trying to juggle a full-time job with a family life. She shares countless tips and tricks of things she has experienced first hand with her kids. As she continues to guide and teach them to become caring, sensible and responsible human beings, all while working a full time job, maintaining a home and some how still allowing for some personal time and growth. Are you a Girl Scout Leader? Along with Mom Connecting Moms, she shares her 25+ years of Girl Scout experience over at Leader Connecting Leaders , there she shares ideas and resources to help leaders who are inspiring girl leaders of tomorrow plan their troop meetings. Check out Leader Connecting Leaders .