We had a fabulous low-tech holiday, hope you did too! I hope you were able to get some good creative ideas from our gift series! Please share your ‘big hit’ gifts on our FB page so others can take note as we head into this New Year… birthdays are around the corner!
One of our top favorites was the pop up soccer goals. Thanks to another FMM mom, Santa was on top of his game with this gift idea.
Not only did the boys immediately light up with excitement but this gift was perfect as it provided hours of instant fun on Christmas Day and everyone (of all ages) could take turns! The obvious benefit to this gift was the exercise that it provides along with the eye hand coordination, strategy, team building and patience. I love the gifts that have multiple purposes. The goals fold into a small case making them very portable too.
Our next favorite was certainly a wild card (one of those gifts that really surprise you). The Simon Game. This game was passed around all through the holidays, young and old all tried to beat the game. It was very challenging! It required you to remember the light patterns and came complete with a fun song and an annoying buzzer noise when you miss (I became very familiar with that noise!).
The third hit was the corn hole game! Again proving hours of family fun for all ages and many ‘good sport’ lessons to boot!
A few new basketballs and some new (used) nice baseball bats were a big hit too. After Christmas, a young friend was over looking at all the boys’ gifts… “Cool, you got real toys for Christmas! All I got were video games!”
We are looking forward to some MMM moms sharing their ideas on parenting without ‘the game.’ Stay tuned for some great inspiration coming this week!