As a parent I've come to realize that the the gifts my children appreciate the most are the ones where we get to spend time together. This can be anything from a fun new board game to a handmade coupon for a mommy-and-daughter date. Over the years I've decided to not overwhelm my kids with too many gifts. From personal experience, I found that less is more, specially with gift giving. Usually my husband and I decide on one store bought gift, something durable, eco-friendly, and that will give us the opportunity to spend time with our kids - books for example are a great gift. This year Inhabitat
created a detailed Green Holiday Gift Guide
which features fun and educational toys for toddlers
, and girls
. The gifts curated in the Green holiday Gift Guide, are eco-friendly, well crafted, and timeless, a great resource to look at if you want to give a quality store-bought gift. As for the non-store-bought gifts, we try to give our kids at least one of these every year. Here are some ideas for memorable, untraditional presents your children might enjoy.