Gifts They Can Love and Learn
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Gifts your kids can unwrap, resources for you (for them), and virtual ones for instant access!
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Namaste Personality Snapshots
I feel this is one of the most powerful things you can do for your family and better understanding one another.
This is the core foundational component for all of my coaching, and this is something you can do with your children to really have some quality time that is all about them!
Based on the DISC Personality profiles, I've used these in business for the past 15 years - and now I've created some variations to walk you through understanding yourself - and your family - better. My forte is working with families to help identify how the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us, and a great starter for this is the Family Portrait Sessions if you want some 1-1 coaching with your family about these results and how to best apply them.
Here is your curated list of gifts for your children that may be a bit out of the box for some practical, educational, and fun gifts for kids!
- Toys and More
So often we just go to toys for gifts for our kids, but I know my kids love getting other items that may be "grown up" as well. So while I may add some toys in here, more than that are practical/useful gifts that help kids take ownership of all the things they may need/want, plus fun things for the whole family!
This is a monthly box subscription we absolutely love. There are so many cool ones out there, and this one lets us not only taste food from around the world, but also educated us on the culture, back stories on the foods, and more facts and insights into the different countries. Super educational and so fun to try! Click the link above for $5 off your first box.
We LOVE Magnatiles - like legos, they keep kids of all ages entertained. Yet unlike legos, they don't get lost on the floor and take out a portion of your bone when stepped on. Plus, you can hide lights inside for some fun lanterns!
This was a sweet gift my brother got us, with the great idea to get something for his kids AND their cousins. It's fun to have matching gifts, so we started this tradition of sharing those special things - the gift we're excited about giving our own family we do a duplicate for his! These moon lamps have been great for a nightlight, and also have come in handy when our power has gone out! It's great for ambient lighting and pretty sturdy.
CamelBak Water Pack
These so come in handy for hiking - not just in the woods, but in the city! They saved us in the heat of Washington, DC, and are so much easier than lugging around water bottles for everyone!
We love having cooling towels for hot days and hikes - it really helps our youngest children manage the heat and keep moving. There are a ton of options out there, and I haven't really found a lame one - so pick a towel that works for you - these come with their own storage bags!
Waterproof Walkie Talkies
These have been fabulous - we use them while I direct Nathan on backing into campsites, and all the girls have one whenever they are out of our site. This allows them the freedom to run around the campground without us worrying about where they are.
These are waterproof, have a long range (although 35 miles is a stretch), and have been wonderful to have on hand for all the places where we are out of cell service.