We know that digital devices and screens separate us in our homes more often than they bring us together. This holiday season why not set your family up for success by intentionally investing in products and tools to help you connect to one another rather than tear you further apart?
Fortnite and TikTok may not exactly be furthering our family goals, so let’s purposely purchase things that will actually be beneficial to our family heading into the new year.
Here are 7 items worth gifting your family to bring you closer this year and beyond!
1. Unplug Digital Device Holder
What I love about Cade and Birch’s Unplug device holders is that they provide us with an intentional place for our screens to live overnight or whenever we want our homes to be screen-free.
Having an intentional (and beautiful) place to store our devices in our home helps our family members routinely unplug.
2. Conversation Starters
In my recent interview on The Boy Mom Podcast, Author Monica Swanson asked me what my favorite product for moms of boys was, and I said “conversation starters” with my current favorite being Togather’s unique sticker gamebooks.
Another favorite is Drivealogue because these cards uniquely touch on tougher, yet vital, social conversations and are meant to use in the car while driving your sons and daughters to and fro. These conversation starter packs come in 3 different sets depending on the age of your kids.
3. Invest in a Local Adventure
Changing up our scenery throughout this pandemic has been life-giving to our family. We may not be able to travel far from home right now, but there is definitely a nearby adventure where your family can go refuel, while also supporting a local business during this hard time.
4. My Parent on Purpose Printable Packs
I created some printable resources to help parents make a plan to raise their children with more confidence, joy, and purpose, despite the challenging circumstances we may be living in! We can’t afford to just wing it when parenting our kids in today’s complicated culture. My products are designed to give you ideas and tangible resources to strengthen yourself, your family, and your kids!
5. Fun Family Games
Left, Center, Right is a staple in our family. Most every holiday, and when we are traveling, we play this simple dice game with whoever is joining us. Forget the chips it comes with and use pennies or quarters to make it more exciting.
My Parent on Purpose Amazon store features several fun family games and products that we enjoy!
6. Personalized Stationery
Why not invest in personalized stationery or thank you notes for your family members? That way there’s no excuse to write Grandma that loving note of appreciation!
Pretty Paper Club is my favorite local, Mom-owned source for our customized stationery needs!
7. Meaningful Framed Photo Display for Your Home
Take the time to get your precious photos off of your phone and into a meaningful display for all to see on a regular basis in your home!
Perhaps you want to create a one-of-a-kind 50 states framed map showing where you’ve been or where you’re going around the USA? I am in love with ours! Thunder Bunny Labs has a map maker tool to easily turn your photos into the shapes of the states.
What are your family favorites that you would add to this list?
* A few of the links I have used are affiliate links which means I may make a few dollars off of your purchase. Please know that I would never recommend anything that I don’t use or believe in myself.