I always loved giving my children gifts. I always liked to surprise them by giving them something new or different. I enjoyed the process of determining how I could give them something that would make them laugh or delight them. Often, I would give them things that they didn’t know they would need.
At the end of the day, the best gift a stepmom or dad could give their children is the true gift of generosity. Generosity of the heart and mind, not of the pocketbook. Generosity means that your home is a calm, welcoming place. When parents or children have to change schedules, you are generous of heart. It’s okay. If the children are late, that’s okay, too. Generously allowing the children one-on-one time with their bio parent is a lovely stocking stuffer. The gift of being easy going and not attaching alot of meaning to holiday schedules is the best gift you can give your kids.