Childhood is such an important time when life-long memories are made and bonds are formed that will keep families close for years to come. That’s why one of the most valuable gifts you can give your child is the gift of uninterrupted, non-tech family time. Below you can get a taste of what we’re talking about and if you like what you see, you’ll want to be sure to get your hands on the complete list:  “The Non-Tech Gift Guide: 12 Ways to Rethink Gift Giving, Reclaim Your Kids & Reconnect Your Family.”

This 22-page ebook is packed with over 200 gift ideas that will empower your children, grow their brains, teach them responsibility and shape their character. To receive your gift guide, simply donate any amount to our non-profit organization today and we’ll send our ebook directly to your email. Any amount you give towards the work we do at Families Managing Media is greatly appreciated, and helps parents save their kids from screen addictions and reconnect their families.

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FAMILY TIME & ATTACHMENT

Jigsaw Puzzels

Puzzels are a great solution for family attachment and filling those nooks and crannies of time before dinner or after school. Keep one setup in your den so whoever has a little downtime and come a gather and work on a few pieces at a time.

Firepits

Firepits are a great way to get the family together and to foster face-to-face communication time with friends. You can find them very cheaply at your local hardware store or online. Just add a few blankets, chairs and ingredients for smores and you love the conversations that get sparked!

Camping Supplies

Whether out of town, at a campsite, or simply pitching the tent in your backyard, camping is another great activity for families to get that face-to-face attachment time, share stories, and build memories.

Boardgames

Boardgames are one of our favorite family attachment pasttimes. Getting your kids started early with a love of boardgames will open up endless opportunities for gift ideas and non-tech family attachment time…with a side of competition.

Busytown, Eye Found It
Board Game

Spot It
Card Game

Yahtzee
Travels Well Too!

HedBanz Game
Editions Vary

Rush Hour
Various ThinkFun Games

Ticket to Ride – Europe
Board Game

Catan
Board Game

Exploding Kittens
Card Game

Bananagrams

Conversation Starters
Decks for Teens & Grandparents

Card Game Favorites
Easy for Travel

Story
Cubes

And for more ideas, visit our past blogs titled, “Board Game Buzz”.

MOVEMENT

Bikes for the Whole
Family

Indoor
Snow Balls

Aerobie Rings
Various Sizes

Goodminton
Indoor Game

DISC Golf Equipment &
gift card to local course

Basketball
Hoops

Ping Pong
Balls

Retractable Ping Pong
Great for Dining Room Tables

Activity Monitor Watch
like Fitbit/Garmen

Chin up Bar

CREATIVITY & IMAGINATION

Building Activites

Drawing Supplies

3D Printing Pen

Subscription Boxes

Tinker, Doodle and other crates for all ages
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MUSIC

New Instrument
and Lessons

Melissa & Doug
Musical Instruments

Karaoke
Machine

MP3 Player
Just for Music

OTHER FAMILIES MANAGING MEDIA FAVORITES

Independent
Play

Digital Alarm
Clock Radio

Clip on Light
Great for Bed

Lap Desk/Tray
Great for car or bed

You are Special
Celebrate Plate

Diaries & Journals

String Lights
Kitchen or Teen Bedrooms

Dimmer Switches
Great for eating areas

Experience Gift Cards

  • Indoor Climbing Gift Cards (Inner Peaks in Charlotte, NC)
  • Movie Tickets to Local Theater
  • “Homemade Coupon Book” to local venues (bowling, trampoline park, escape the room, bounce place)
  • Local Disc Golf Course
  • Private Sport Lessons & Equipment (Golf, Tennis, Baseball/Softball, etc.)
  • Fitness Center Membership to a local gym
  • Day/Season Pass to local theme park (Carowinds, White Water Center – Charlotte, NC, Ski Slopes)