Our friends over at MomMeMatch.com (the folks that brought us the definitive collection of Matching Family Holiday Pajamas) have put together this great last minute kids holiday gifts and stocking stuffers guide. It is to last minute kids gifts what our Holiday Grab Bag, White Elephant Gift Exchange, Stocking Stuffers & Gag Gift Guide is for for Christmas & Hanukkah gifts in general. Continue Reading →
Yahoo News does it again – something catches my fancy and suddenly I am diverted from the task at hand onto a whole other direction. Check out this cardboard bicycle that its Israeli inventor says can change the world – and priced at just $20.00, he might be right!
So suddenly I began wondering with Christmas just around the corner, how much are children's bikes these days? Not surprisingly I went directly to my first stop for almost anything and everything – Amazon.com. The sheer number of adorable children's bicycles was a bit overwhelming for a simple off-task activity so I decided to narrow my choices down to bikes that are currently being offered at 50% -70% off. So here's what I found — bikes ranged from an affordable girls white bike reduced 70% from $130.00 to $38.79 to a kids Ferrari red bike reduced 52% from $524.00 to a still pricey $249.95. In between there was a cute pink and purple bicycle priced at $62.96 and a Transformers fan dream bike reduced 68% to $77.48. I know many of you wait until black Friday to purchase your holiday gifts but sometimes the stress of finding the right deal on the right day is a bit much so consider taking advantage of Amazon's huge selection of products priced at 70% off everyday and begin stocking up on this year's Christmas and birthday presents!
Best Preschool and Kindergarten Graduation Present
Every graduation counts–college, high school, even preschool and kindergarten graduations. Use your child's preschool or kindergarten graduation to reinforce that he or she is growing up and is now old enough and wise enough to be rewarded with the responsibility of an allowance. Financial experts are largely in agreement, even children as young as four and five can begin to learn about the value and responsibility of money. Give your children a few coins each week to save in a fun personalized coin bank from Frecklebox and tell them how proud you are of their accomplishments. This is one of the most important gifts you will ever give your child and it will be appreciated for a lifetime.
Consider throwing in a personalized journal from Frecklebox to coordinate with the coin bank and together the two of you can keep a financial record earnings, savings, and expenditures. Eventually, your child will be able to do this on her own. I promise you this early financial journal will be cherished for years to come!