I totally remember dreading opening my aunts’ Christmas gifts. Because they were always clothes items. They were never cool. And I was always expected to be grateful AND wear them later. Ugh. The worst part of Christmas for a kid. I get it. I lived it. But now I’m living the other side of this story…I’m the aunt whose siblings and sibling in laws have said to me that the kids need clothes. They don’t want to get them the clothes…because even they know it’s boring…so I am assigned clothes this year. Here’s my 8- step program to make this a little more interesting.
1. They’re getting coordinating outfits. Not matching…just a connecting thing. I got the same dresses for the girls, a sweater for the boy in different colors. Cousin clothes. They’re still young enough that they think this is cool. And it makes it seem less like clothes and more like a costume or something.
2. Add coordinating clips, bows and/or fuzzy animal hats. The girls got the cute clips, the boy got the animal hat from Target. $20
3. Add some color coordinating crowns, jewelry and scepters. Also from Target. $1 bin.
4. Then add some color coordinated capes. These are from Amazon. $16
5. For the boy, I added some underwear and a couple of Captain Underpants books. Target $5-$16.
6. Add princesses to the wrapping.
7. Or stuffed animals.
8. Or fairies.
And bam. A clothing gift is kind of awesome if not completely awesome. We shall see. I’ll post photos next week of the caped wonders with crowns, scepters, fuzzy hats and fairies. Wish me luck.
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