Monday, December 4, 2017

A One Gift Christmas

Shhh...please don't tell my children that a lot of people get a lot of presents for Christmas. We're trying the pick-your-very-favorite-thing-and-you-can-have-it strategy. 

For months leading up the Christmas, when the boys ask for things, we say, "Let's add it to your Christmas list!" As it gets closer, we ask them to settle on their very top gift. And then we get it for them. 

I'd like to think it's really cool to be able to name your favorite thing and guarantee that you could have it? I honestly have no idea. We're just trying our best as parents! 

This year, Henry wants a pocket knife so he can whittle. We are bundling it with this wood and this book. Tate wants a remote-controlled boat

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Mary Blakley said...

This is a really interesting idea, and one that I've never considered in my quest to re-think Christmas gifts. We often opt for experiential gifts or shop second hand, but I think this is a cool way to approach Christmas. How young would you suggest trying this?

Sara E. Cotner said...

Henry is 6 and it's working perfectly for him. Tate is 4 and he's into it, too. Tate just wants to change his one thing frequently, so I have to give him a date by which his choice has to be finalized!

Moxie said...

I love this!

Sara E. Cotner said...

It worked this year, but we'll see how long it lasts! Now that Henry is in elementary (1st grade), he's so much more socially aware. He worries about being made fun of--stuff like that. Happy Holidays, Moxie!

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