We celebrate Chanukah in our family. When my girls were younger we would get them 8 presents (which were usually toys) for Chanukah, one for each night. Now that they are older we don’t get them 8 big toy gifts any more. They both have December birthdays so that is when they usually get a bigger gift from us. For Chanukah we get them smaller gifts each night. I started a tradition a few years ago of having a theme for each night’s presents and I am going to do that again this year.
The tentative themes for the 8 nights of Chanukah this year will be:
I got them really cute pajamas with their favorite characters on them at Walmart on Black Friday plus I will be getting them some other cute outfits. They love dresses so they will each probably get a new dress, too.
My girls are both bookworms, thankfully, so they LOVE getting books. There are a few books that I knew they are both hoping for so they’ll be getting those.
This year I want to have more family game nights in our house so I am going to get them some games that we don’t have.
I’ll be check out the K’NEX® Amusement Parks at Walmart’s Toyland event on Friday. My girls love Disney World so I think my girls would like to build their own amusement park ride with K’NEX® .
Growing up my mother used to give my sister and me our main gifts but the first night of Chanukah we always received a gift bag filled with small goodies like nail polish, stickers, lip gloss, and other small things my mother knew we would like. It was her version of giving us stocking stuffers. Now I do the same for my girls. It is one tradition that I have always loved. I hope my girls do the same when they have children.
What are your family’s holiday gift giving traditions?