NEW TAKES ON GIFT-GIVING

Do the children in your life have enough video games, plastic toys and gadgets? If they do, you have options for more thoughtful gifts this season. These ideas will not only make you a star gift-giver, but you’ll also be spreading charity, kindness and compassion. This year, choose gifts that reflect your family’s priorities and values -- and that make your recipient feel good, too! You can find a variety of possibilities in our DGT Shop Kind gallery.

Talk to your child: What sorts of gifts do you like to give? To receive? What’s nice about gift giving? What can be hard about it?

Book to share: The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau. Ages 4 and up. A talented seamstress makes beautiful quilts for people who are poor and homeless. When the king decides he must have a quilt, she says he must give away everything before she will give