It’s that time of year again. When you’re on a budget (and a single mum); it’s not always easy to bring on the holiday cheer. However, there are some great ways to let your daughter know just how much you care. What’s more, the following gifts don’t have to break the bank. Rather, they will provide lasting memories at a price you can afford. These five unique Christmas gifts will show your daughter just how deep your love goes.
Treasure Forever Jewellery
One of the most lasting gifts that you can give is jewellery. A necklace, ring or bracelet is a gift your daughter is certain to treasure, no matter how old she is. Michael Hill, for example, has the option of ‘building a charm bracelet’, which allows you to add charms as the years pass. By the time she is a mother herself, she will have an heirloom that she can pass along to her own daughter!
A Cooking or Baking Set
Likewise, time spent in the kitchen is a wonderful way to create memories, to say nothing of the delicious foods. Moreover, you can add to this gift over the years. Start with a few basics, stainless steel bowls, muffin tins, an apron… and a cookbook. Create a gift basket with a recipe box or notebook of family favourites. In our fast-paced world, built around technology, taking time to slow down a bit and share the basics of cooking and baking is a priceless gift.
A Craft Basket
Give your daughter a craft or hobby basket. Include a knitting book or crochet set, wool and needles. Alternatively, put together a sewing basket. Start with simple patterns and share the skills given to you by your own mum or grand-mum. If your daughter is interested in watercolour painting, drawing, beading or jewelry making, get her started on an adventure that could lead to a business venture down the road. If nothing else, taking the time to teach her skills is a gift that only you can give.
A Mother-Daughter Date
One of the most exciting gifts that you can give your daughter is a trip to the theatre or ballet. Make a day of it. Dress for the occasion, take her out for tea… there are so many beautiful ways to spend time with your daughter. If the price of tickets is out of the question, plan a picnic, hit the thrift shops and enjoy the luxury of spending time with your best girl!
Make her Something Special
One of the most cherished gifts is often something as simple as a handmade bathrobe. While it may not sound like much, your daughter will certainly cherish a gift that you made just for her. Hats, mittens, it really doesn’t matter; the fact is that these gifts are made with love.
When you give your daughter a gift that only you can give, you will give her something truly unique. Build lasting memories… there is no better way to make her smile this season!