Personalized Gifts: Thoughtful and Unique Gifts are the Best

There’s simply nothing better than a personalized and thoughtful gift. Giving a gift is great, but giving a uniquely personal gift is even better. The person receiving your gift knows that some extra thought and effort went into your gift idea. Getting somebody a gift with their name or initials on it is really nice.

I read a post on Mom 4 Real about, The Coolest Gift For The Sports Freak in Your Life. This is a really cool gift idea for a big sports fan, I would personally love to get one. The author’s family members are fans of the Cincinnati Bengals, so she had personalized calendars made. The calendars feature 12 of their favorite players for each month, and she could even make sure that her son’s favorite player was featured on his birthday month! What a thoughtful and neat gift!

What kinds of personalized gifts have you given in the past?

Sports Fandom: Setting an Example for Your Kids

What kind of sports fan are you? Do you like to relax in a favorite seat and calmly watch your favorite team play, or are you a loud, intense fan who finds it difficult to sit still during games at all? I am the latter of the two, and a recent post from Dad’s Round Table made me realize that this might not be a good thing.

While being a passionate sports fan is a great thing, what kind of example are you setting for your children? If they are around you while you yell at the TV and get angry over a sports game, what do you think they will do sooner or later? Kids learn a lot of behavior from watching their parents, and while you may want to freak out when the referee throws a flag late in the game to give the opposing team a first and goal; I’d advise against it. To read more about this topic check out this post “Sporting Excellence” from Dad’s Round Table.

What is your opinion on this topic? Will you continue the loud, passionate sports behavior during games with your children around?