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With the holidays quickly approaching, The Husband has asked me what I would like for Christmas. I have everything I need, all the kitchen gadgets, enough clothes, warm blankets, a stack of books to read, and certainly don’t need any trinkets to clutter up my already disastrously cluttered house. I’ve decided to ask for something a bit unconventional but that he’s been kind enough to agree to. This year, I’ve asked to be able to bless a few others that I know that don’t have what they need. It’s been a lot of fun so far and I’m getting more enjoyments out of it than any new pair of fuzzy socks could give me. Then again, I do really like fuzzy socks and may ask for a pair of those too just to have something to unwrap on Christmas morning!
There are lots of other homeschool moms who may be wondering what to ask for this year that will provide a bit of joy or help them in some way but that won’t add stress or clutter to their homes and lives. I’ve thought of a few ideas that I think would bless a homeschool mom:
1. Gifts that Give to Others.
I’ve compiled a list of gifts that give back in some way. This includes gifts for families going through a hard time, gifts that pay it forward and gifts that give twice.
2. Amazon gift card.
What homeschool mom doesn’t love books?! With an Amazon gift card, she can choose to order curriculum, books, music, educational movies, or to load up her Kindle with the titles she’s waiting to read.
3. Homeschool Convention Registration
Great Homeschool Conventions are a fabulous encouragement for both veteran homeschoolers and new homeschool moms. Attending a convention is not only a great way to gather information and meet others, it is a reminder of why we do what we do and can provide an uplifting boost when discouragement or doubt begin to creep in. Receiving the gift of a conference registration would give a homeschool mom something awesome to look forward to.
4. Family Pass
Gifting a family pass to a museum, zoo, recreation facility, art gallery, aquarium, science centre, or historical site is like giving the gift of creating shared memories for a family. It’s a nice break for a mom to be able to take the kids on a field trip and it’s something that can be used many times throughout the year.
5. The Gift of Time
We could certainly all use more time. You can give the gift of time to a homeschool mom in your life by offering to watch her kids, run errands for her, doing laundry for her (I had a friend surprise me with this once and it was a gift I will never forget!), tidying, cleaning, or by bringing over a meal, baking or dropping off some freezer meals.
What clutter-free gift would you most like to receive this year?