I'm sure your kids have given you their Christmas lists already and if they are anything like our kids there are things on there that you aren't sure about getting them. Every year our kids ask for a cell phone and a TV for their room. Every year we tell them they don't need a cell phone in elementary school and that they aren't allowed to have a TV in their rooms, yet it appears on the list every. single. year. They are persistent. I'll give them that. I have put together a small gift guide for items that you could trick them into thinking is just as cool.
Tobi Robot Smartwatch
If your kids are too young for an Apple Watch this is the perfect gift. This kid friendly smartwatch has plenty of games to keep them occupied, an alarm, stopwatch, reminder list, calendar and two built in cameras.
This is the perfect gift for a budding photographer. You don't have to spend a ton of money to get them a professional grade camera and the instant photos will give them the instant gratification so they won't bug you to print them later.
Tablets can be so expensive and kids destroy everything. I'm so glad the school decided to not send the tablets home with our kids this year. It was always such an issue when they brought them home. These kids friendly tablets are cheap and come with cases so you don't have to worry about them dropping them or spilling something on it.
Music was a huge part of my life growing up. I always had my headphones in and was constantly discovering new music to jam to. Believe it or not they still make MP3 players. I actually had to look it up because Trent has really gotten into music and he asked for a phone to listen to it on. I figured an MP3 player was more appropriate for an 8 year old.
Oh, this isn't for the kids don't worry. This is for you. Remember to sit back and relax this Holiday Season. You don't need to spend a fortune to make your kids happy. Enjoy the magic of the holiday season.