We all have moms and dads on our Christmas shopping list, but what do we gift them? Aside from a bottle (or two) of wine or gift cards for a popular coffee franchise, of course.
If you are struggling to come up with some ideas for your Fellow-Mom Bestie and her family, look no further. I’ve got 5 great ones right here!
1. A Zoo Membership
Your local Zoo is a fantastic destination for any family, and zoo passes can be quite affordable. We live in Calgary, and the Children’s Zoo Memberships are only $29.95. Buy one for their kid(s) and then they can thank you all year long!
2. A Shutterfly Gift Certificate
A Shutterfly (or similar service) gift certificate makes a fantastic gift for the parents and families on your list. We all have cell phones full of photos of our kids and this great website helps your recipient organize them into beautiful, tangible photo books and accessories.
3. A Family Photo Shoot
Maybe they’re the type who constantly forget to take photos, and are in need of some professional snaps! Find a local photographer and ask them for a Gift Certificate that can be used for a Mini Session! These 20-30 minute sessions are typically quite affordable and make a great gift idea for that special family you want to spoil!
4. Tickets to a Local Children’s Theatre
Most cities have Children’s Theatres, and throughout the year they put on plays and musicals for families to attend. These are wonderful opportunities to give moms and dads a nice inclusive date night with their children!
5. Their own Date Night!
If you are very close to the family in question, then why not take their kids for one whole night, for a sleepover at your place, and give them a gift card for a nice quiet local restaurant. There is no greater gift for a Mom and Dad than a kid free evening to themselves, and a chance to sleep in in the morning. You will quite literally become their new favourite person. Note that this last idea assumes that you have a relationship close enough that they trust you with their kids 😉 Otherwise, skip this potentially awkward gesture.