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What I Actually Want This Year.
Homeschool Mom Edition.
November is about the time of year that bloggers compile a list of gift ideas that usually coincides with some sort of branding promotion or affiliate deal. I admit, I have been guilty of doing this in the past.
Well, instead of making a list of “bobbles and trinkets and their whosits and whatnots,” as Kacey Musgraves puts it in one of my 5 year old’s favorite songs…
Here is a list of things I actually do want, and need in the new year. I think other homeschooling parents might also like to receive some of these things. Just a hunch.
- Ink Cartridges. Our printer takes HP 902, and is always running low on all 4 types of ink.
- Paper. I’d take any kind of paper, honestly. Printer paper, construction paper, drawing paper, or especially watercolor paper.
- Sharpies. Don’t ask me why, my kids just always need these for some reason.
- Markers. Same. Artify and Tombow are budget wreckers around here.
- Expensive crayons. Sticks or blocks.
- A Waldorfish Art class. Weekly Art Diving Deeper or Geometry are two at the top of my list.
- Grocery store gift cards. Safeway, Whole Foods, Costco, Instacart. Whatever. See also, Door Dash. (It costs about $100 for our family to eat at a “low cost” place. That’s why we rarely if ever eat out! 🙂 )
- Batteries. My kids use them like chewing gum.
- Homeschool curriculum gift cards. I would love a gift certificate to any of the providers we use: Oak Meadow, Memoria Press, Bookshark, Brave Writer, Rainbow Resource, Outschool, etc.
- Sports or other lesson gift cards. Batting lessons, pitching lessons, ballet class, piano lessons, voice lessons, violin lessons, etc. As independent homeschoolers, we don’t receive any funding from the state to cover these costs. That’s why they’d make a great holiday gift!
- Anything from Home Science Tools. I mean they have everything, or a giftcard would be great.
- A subscription to one of the services we use. We currently have subscriptions to Starfall, Education.com, and Reading Eggs, and IXL. A giftcard to Teachers Pay Teachers would also be cool.
- Kiwi Crate or similar subscription box. The kids always love these, and they’re great for a rainy day. MEL Science is also cool for older kids.
- Generic gift cards. Having “cash” for museum entrances, book purchases, or even lunch on the road would be a nice gift.
And that’s all I’ve got! What would you add to the list of things you actually need or want this holiday season? Thanks for reading!