Parenting Resources-Family Gifts to Give




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Have you ever wondered what the perfect gift to give would be for a family with young children? Birthday parties, as a hostess gift or just a kind gesture? Here is my list of favorite, meaningful gifts to give a family. It’s a gift that will KEEP ON GIVING.


The Red Plate

It was a time honored tradition among early American families when someone deserved special praise or attention, they were served dinner on The Red Plate. Today this custom, so dear to early American families, returns to remind us a simple reward can mean so much. The Red Plate is the perfect way to acknowledge a family member’s special triumphs . . . celebrate a birthday . . . praise a job well done . . . reward a goal achieved . . . or simply say “You are Special Today”. When The Red Plate is used, any meal becomes a celebration, honoring that special person, event, or deed. It is a visible reminder of love and esteem, a way of showing someone dear to you they are appreciated and remembered. The Red Plate is designed and crafted to become a family heirloom as it is cherished and passed from one generation to the next, marking life’s important milestones.

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Table Topics

Table Topics Family edition makes it fun for kids to engage in conversation about their thoughts, opinions, desires and dreams. And, (sshhh!) there’s no better way for them to learn important social skills. At mealtimes, bedtime, or in the car, kids love to talk about what they think. You’ll learn something new about your kids and even yourself!

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Disco Ball

Because every family should have something that encourages dance and fun!

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A Growth Chart

My friend got us this and we love marking the children’s height on it versus on an actual wall that we may leave one day.

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The Tickle Monster Kit

Share the treasured gift of laughter with your child! Josie Bissett’s enchanted new book is well on its way to becoming a celebrated children’s classic. A lovable monster with big puffy mitts has just flown in from Planet Tickle. His mission is to bring joy and laughter to Planet Earth. How? By tickling any child who happens to follow along in this book. Parents read aloud and do the tickling while their children squirm and giggle with delight. Tickle Monster is a winner of the Mom’s Choice Award, Parent’s Choice Award and the Parent Tested Parent Approved Award. NOTE: The book comes with magical blue Tickle Monster mitts, with holes in the fingertips to make it easy for parents to instantly transform themselves into Tickle Monster and turn pages while tickling. It all comes in an inspiring re-usable gift box a wonderful gift for parents, grandparents and children for any occasion. Make memories that last a lifetime here comes Tickle Monster!

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Parent/Child Journal

We love writing back and forth to each other. Right now we simply use a plain notebook. Next year, for my daughter who will be going into third grade, we are going to change it to a journal prompt book which I’ve already purchased and LOVE!

Have you ever wondered…

What your mom thought the moment you were born?

Or where your daughter would go if she could go anywhere in the universe?

Thoughtful writing prompts and entertaining mini quizzes pave the way to discussing everything from friends and school to crushes and growing up. Plenty of free space for writing about whatever comes to mind, plus pages for drawing and making lists, ensure this journal stays refreshingly open-ended. With advice and perspectives from both generations, two lovely ribbon bookmarks (one each for mother and daughter!), and appealing illustrations, this deluxe hardcover journal has already established itself as a bestselling phenomenon. It’s a surefire hit with moms and girls alike!

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Grandparent Journal

The perfect gift for your grandmother (ideal for Mother’s Day and birthday giving), this beautiful keepsake memory book is designed to capture and preserve grandmother’s unique memories, from the days of her own childhood through the precious moments she spends with her grandchild.

Charming illustrations make this guided journal a perfect gift for today’s grandmother, a wonderful keepsake book that she will want to share with each of her grandchildren. Beautifully designed and offering plenty of space for grandmother to tell her own life story, keep a living record of her experiences, and share her hopes and dreams for her grandchild, Grandmother’s Journal is sure to be a treasured gift. Each page includes thoughtful prompts to inspire and encourage any grandmother to record her most memorable and meaningful experiences as a child, young woman, mother, and grandmother, plus the traditions, life lessons, and family stories that she most wants to share with her grandchildren. This is a memory book to keep forever.

  • Lots of room to record details of grandmother’s life for grandchildren to discover
  • Thoughtful prompts elicit meaningful memories to cherish
  • Sturdy pocket in back end paper to hold memorabilia
  • Includes a fill-in family tree

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Places to Visit Map

This is a fun gift for a family. A map they can display and track all of their travels!


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