Sunday, November 10, 2013

Clutter-Free Christmas Gift Ideas

My family is blessed with a lot of STUFF - toys, games, books, clothes, music, bedding, arts and crafts materials.....the list could go on! This year I am looking around the house and thinking, "Santa can not bring any more STUFF!" I know lots of moms (and dads too) that feel this way so I have been thinking about what Christmas gifts I can give that do not add to existing clutter. Here are some  ideas....I have linked some of them to the specific websites you can go to for more information....

For Babies
-Savings Bonds
-Baby food
-Formula                                                  (believe me, the moms will REALLY appreciate these gifts!)
-Diapers and wipes
-Dreft baby detergent
-Gift certificate for a photo shoot
-Lotion, powder, diaper rash cream
-Baby wash, baby shampoo

For Kids
-Gift card to favorite restaurant
-Movie passes
-Video or game rental
-Subscription to a kids' magazine
-Tickets to a game (hockey, basketball, football, etc.)
-Overnight stay at a water park or hotel with a pool
-Lessons (piano, guitar, painting, horseback riding, karate, gymnastics, etc.)
-Reservations for a future camping trip
-Gift card for a "paint your own pottery" place
-Netflix subscription
-Salon gift certificate for a manicure, pedicure, or hairstyling
-Zoo passes
-Museum passes
-Inflatable bounce house gift cards
-Tickets for a train ride or horse drawn carriage ride
-Concert tickets
-Circus tickets
-iTunes gift card
-Donation to a favorite place made in their name
-Name a Star
-Theme park pass
-Rollerskating or ice skating rink pass
-Ice cream ship gift card
-Bowling alley gift card
-Arcade tokens
-Pizza place gift certificate
-Slumber party homemade gift certificate from mom and dad (telling them they can invite 5 friends!)
-Aquarium pass
-Science center or nature park pass

For Adults
-Movie passes
-Video rental passes
-Restaurant gift cards
-Specialty food store gift card
-Membership to a farmer's co-op
-Salon gift card
-Pay a bill for them (light bill, heating bill, mortgage payment, Internet service, etc.)
-Massage gift certificate (this is what I want!)
-Museum pass
-Art Gallery membership
-Monthly floral delivery
-Gym membership
-Oil change gift cards
-Zumba lessons or spinning classes
-Bed & Breakfast reservations
-Gas cards
-Lawn service or snow removal service
-A homemade meal or certificate to redeem from giver for a homemade meal
-Free babysitting gift certificate
-Gourmet spices, rubs, or marinades
-Favorite beverages (locally made wine or a flavored tea or coffee!)
-A box of consumables (toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates and napkins, cleaning products etc.)
-Snacks (popcorn, fruit, dip mixes, chocolates, etc.)
-A tree or shrub that can be planted (this will depend on where you live!)
-Apple iTunes gift card (include a list of your recommended songs or your 10 favorite apps!)
-Lottery tickets
-Lessons (ballroom dancing, cooking, archery, pottery, cake decorating, quilting, etc.)
-Birch Box subscription (high-end beauty product samples sent to your house each month)
-A 2-hour session with a professional organizer (I'd sure like this too!)
-State Park pass
-Campground gift certificate
-Batteries (anyone else always out of batteries for everything?!?!)
-Stamps
-Locally made honey or maple syrup (include ingredients for making pancakes too!)
-Concert tickets
-Game tickets (NBA, NHL, NFL or college games)
-A membership to www.ancestry.com
-Essential Oils class
-Amazon Kindle or Barnes & Noble Gift card for eReader books
-Soup mix or brownie mix
-Family portrait session
-Pet sitting or dog walking services
-Housekeeping service
-Prepaid Visa or American Express card
-Gift certificate to a local landscaping shop or greenhouse
-Consumable bath and beauty products - lotion, body wash, body scrub, etc.
-A week's/month's worth of frozen dinners (Santa, please bring me this!)
-Shutterfly or Snapfish eCards



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