Cheap Christmas gifts they will love
My kids have statred mentioning Tinkerbell and Lego a lot. Santa letters and catalogues keep appearing on my desk. relatives have started asking me what the kids want. MONEY is a constant feature in my head. It got me thinking about peresents and how a whether or not money made a difference to how loved a present would be.
My most prized Christmas present was my Tiny Tears dolll…she cost a lot for my parents and I still have her. She was mended for my daughter at a dolly hospital last year and she is now 35!
But apart from that what do I remember being my best, inexpensive Christmas gift? Well I remember 2 things. My mums good friend Mary knitted Tiny Tears some clothes…fabulous! And my sister Tricia made me a cardboard dolls house. These 2 really stand out. Intersting that they are homemade…even though I was very young I wonder if I realise they had been infused with love?
I have done a little survey and here’s what my friends remember as their best inexpensive gift ( it might give you some ideas)
- Top trumps
- Polystyrene plane kits
- Snap cards
- Playing Cards
- My own felt tips, crayons and a ream of paper that I didn’t have to share
- A kite
- The magic Farawaty tree book (my mum read it to me first , the n I read then I read it to my kids)
- A Jewellry box with a ballet dancer in
- A whoopee cushion!
- My first football sticker album
- My very own little tape recorder
What a brilliant list . Thanks to everyone who shared. It just shows magical gifts are finding out what kids love and making sure there is long life in it. It doesn’t need to be about money. I hope it has inspired you.
What was your best, inexpensive gift?