5 Meaningful and Memorable Christmas Gifts For My Kids

Hello, Goddesses. I hope all is well on your end. Things are definitely interesting on my end. My life is very rocky and interesting, to say the least. I’ll save that for another post. In an effort to curb my shopping-addiction and to create experiences and not bring home more crap that kids play with a few times and forget. I’m also craving a life of simplicity and less stress, With that being said, I want my children to have a memorable, fun, and meaningful Christmas. So this year there won’t be a tree with a ton of gifts beneath it. My babies, 5-years-old and 9 months, will get five awesome gifts.

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Gift 1. A magical trip to Disney World.

This is nothing to sneeze at. This entailed buying plane tickets and park tickets. Luckily we have family in the area and didn’t need to book a hotel or one of my favorite ways to stay, Airbnb. I can’t wait to update you on this trip. It’s sure to be fun with baby’s first flight (insert sarcasm font). I’m so excited about this trip!!! I can’t wait to see the magic in my kids’ eyes. Check out my daughter’s first trip to Disney (she remembers none of it).

Hey! Do you know a blog post that I must read to plan my Disney trip? Leave the link in my comments. Thanks in advance.

Gift 2. Personalized t-shirts to wear to Disney.

Yeah, I know. It has probably been done to death, but I can’t wait to wear our red Mickey and Minnie Mouse shirts.

Order yours here.

Disney for Christmas

Gift 3. A few cold weather clothes for school and daycare.

Yes. I will buy the practical and necessary clothing for the kids, including winter coats, sweaters, hats, gloves, socks, and jeans. Check out my post on the capsule wardrobe I created for my daughter. Want to create a simple capsule wardrobe for your child? See an example here.

Gift4. The whimsmical Wonderbly books.



There’s something special and thoughtful about a personalized gift. My daughter had a personalized book before and it is definitely a keepsake, but there’s no book like the precious Wonderbly book. My daughter and I are pretty much opposites in a lot of ways, but when it comes to reading, neither of us can get enough. The baby won’t understand his personalized adventure yet, but I’ll still read it to him often.

Princess Aniya will get the My Golden Ticket book. Get this, Wonderbly teamed up with the Roald Dahl Estate to take your little one on a mystical adventure. Your child will journey through the Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory (with Willy Wonka himself, of course) with their very own personalized golden ticket. The Oompa Loompas even create a delicious song with your child’s name. Why does talking about this make me want chocolate? Watch the magic unfold in this video!

As for the baby, he will get Wonderbly’s The Kingdom of You. Yes, Prince Cairo gets his very own kingdom with all of his favorite things.

Perhaps your little one will like one of those, or what about Wonderbly’s bestseller, The Little Boy who Lost his Name or the Little Girl who Lost her Name. It’s a personalized tale of courage and kindness based on the letters of your little one’s name. There’s so much to choose from.



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5. One toy they’ll love.

For my daughter, I’m getting a pogo stick. She’s been asking for one. Why she wants one…I have no clue. I’m a little nervous about this. She will be using it with a helmet. For the baby, I’ll buy Fisher-Price Learn with Me Zebra Walker. I like this toy because it will grow with him for a while. He can sit in play with now and then walk with it later.


What experiences are you creating for your children?

About The Author

Valarie Thomas

I am an author, Air Force wife, and mother of 2, and I’m here to inspire other mommies to honor their higher selves and live life with ease.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Ty | 27th Nov 17

    I absolutely enjoyed this post! I was thinking of ways to make my daughter’s birthdays and holidays memorable as well. Children cherish memories as well as we do. Thank God for our new age technology that helps us preserve our memories. Thanks for sharing !

    • Valarie Thomas | 28th Nov 17

      You’re welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

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