Do you like to give “themed” gifts? I enjoy shopping for Christmas presents more when there is a “theme.” It gives me more of a challenge to see how clever I can be in grouping Christmas presents together for a theme that the receiver will enjoy.
Matching Christmas Pajamas for the Family
In my previous post I wrote about giving pajamas in a Christmas gift exchange on the night before Christmas. The Christmas pajamas could be humorous, glamorous, or cozy and comfy and must be worn on Christmas morning for the Christmas morning pictures to capture the memories.
An alternative to having your family wear Christmas pajamas is having them wear “ugly Christmas sweaters.” It’s fun and can be lest costly than Christmas pajamas. I’ve surveyed consignment and thrift shops for Christmas sweaters. There are plenty bargains to find if you shop early.
Christmas pajamas don’t have to match in print but a mix of red and green makes for a colorful Christmas morning photo. When I give my granddaughter pajamas, I have fun putting together a Christmas pajama themed present. With her pajamas, I might include:
- Miniature Christmas Tree and Ornaments to decorate for her bedroom
- Personalized Dated Ornament with Child Wearing Pajamas (give one every year)
- Breakfast Fixings Basket with her favorite foods
- Personalized Christmas Pillowcase – use fabric paints and a stencil
- Christmas Slippers or Socks
- Special Santa Plate and Cup for those special cookies or Christmas breakfast
- Add some special Christmas themed story or coloring books
Package the Christmas pajamas and themed gifts for a child in a red and green storage box or basket which can be used for organizing toys after Christmas.
When our children were young, we all slept in special Christmas pajamas. Our Christmas morning photos were great not only because we were together and having fun, but because we were all dressed in matching Christmas pajamas. It makes for great Christmas pajama photo keepsakes!
On Christmas Eve, we’ve always given our children, and now our grandchildren too, a present to open. As many parents have found discovered, it helps the children settle down somewhat for bed…so that Santa may begin taking care of his duties.
A new tradition our family started a couple of years ago is for each of us to pick a famiy member’s name to buy a Christmas Eve present. We set three rules: 1) a price limit 2) the present must be Christmas pajamas 3) they must be worn on Christmas morning for the pictures. This could be quite humorous if you think about the possibilities!
More Family Christmas Pajamas