When I think about all the wonderful things that I am putting on this holiday season, it is hard not to feel overwhelmed. There are so many amazing things to choose from, and I am sure I am not the only one who has picked things that I want for myself, but there are still SO many little things to add.
If you have a kid who is in high school, you might want to consider making them one of those little things. It might be difficult at first, but once you do it once, you will be amazed at how much fun it is to do something together. For more info, check out my student made gift guide.
These gifts are usually little to no money, and it’s up to the parent to choose what they want to give. But they can, and should, give a few things that are not necessities of high school, like a book, a CD, or a t-shirt. (And if you want to make the best gift possible for your kid, just make sure it’s of higher quality than anything you may already have.
For instance, my daughter loves to make a to-do list while she’s listening to music on her headphones. And she’s always on the lookout for new music for it to listen to. Then she’ll make it a priority to check out the artists that play in your area. She’s been getting really into The Killers lately, so if she had a copy of their newest album, she would have it as her gift for me.
You can also find some great gifts for adults on our site. Like my daughter, I get excited for my wife to have something new to play with. And this year, I was lucky enough to get the new movie “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” as a gift for my wife.
Another gift I can think of is a nice, new set of headphones for my son. He just got his first iPod and has been really into music lately, so this would be perfect.
I’d love to think I’m a role model for my son, but when I think about it, I can’t really blame him. I can’t see how a kid who reads as much as I do can be so easily distracted by all those new games, music, movies, and books he hears on the radio or sees on TV. I’m glad his parents love him, but I also know his parents are probably a little frustrated that he has to play so hard to get attention.
I know what you’re thinking, “Hey, I’m not saying he needs attention, but he can’t be the only one spending time on his iPod.” Well, I don’t think you can blame him for not putting in the effort; if anything, that is exactly why he needs to do this. I believe he is trying to find something that will get him to his parents, but I can’t imagine he’s actually succeeded yet.
It all comes down to what you think is a small thing, but over time you will realize that small actions are what make you happy in life. Your parents are probably really disappointed that they cant see his face in the window anymore. I know this isnt a surprise, but the best thing you can do for your parents is to be the one to let them know that you appreciate them.
The best thing you can do for your parents is to be the one to let them know that they are loved. You can do that too by having the best Christmas gifts ever.