A few years ago, I was talking to my smart friend Lori. She was telling me about a fun activity that she does with her girls at Christmas time. She takes them to The Dollar Store to pick out presents for everyone on their lists.
I stole this idea before Lori could even finish her story. My kids have been doing this every year since. It is a fun way to involve the kids in the whole gift giving process. They get their own carts and sneak around the store. In the past, they have given great gifts such as ornaments, silly string and these gross teeth. So this year we made up the lists, thought about what each person (on the list) would like and the kids were unleashed.
They found some gems this year which are all wrapped and waiting under our Christmas tree.At least someone around here is ready for Christmas :)