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Receiving a gift from your child is WILD, right? First, it’s a hand turkey from their pre-school class. Next, it’s a cheap bracelet they got out of a gumball machine (Do they even have those anymore?) or the Dollar Tree. Then, it’s a multi-colored pillow they made themselves. Whatever it continues to be, it’s a beautiful expression of love, thoughtfulness, and the special bond between parent and child. But what are those feelings and why are they so important? Well, here’s why:

Overwhelming Joy

The first and most immediate emotion that a parent feels when given a gift from their child is overwhelming joy. It’s a heartwarming experience to see your child’s face light up with excitement as they present you with a gift they’ve carefully chosen or crafted. This joy stems from knowing that your child took the time and effort to make you feel special.

Deeply Touched

Receiving a gift from your child often brings tears and touches you deeply on an emotional level. It’s a profound reminder of the love and connection shared between parent and child. The thoughtfulness behind the gift and the sentiment it carries evoke strong emotions of gratitude and appreciation.

Sense of Pride

Parents feel an immense sense of pride when receiving a gift from their child. Whether it’s a handmade card, a drawing, or a thoughtful present, it reflects the child’s creativity, effort, and thoughtfulness. This pride stems not just from the gift itself but from witnessing the growth and development of their child’s abilities and expressions of love.


A gift from your child serves as a validation of your role as a parent. It signifies that you’ve nurtured a loving and supportive relationship built on trust, respect, and affection. It’s a testament to the positive impact you’ve had on your child’s life, and it reinforces the bond between you.

Gratitude and Appreciation

Receiving a gift from your child instills a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation. It’s a moment to reflect on the blessings of parenthood and the joy of having a loving family. The gift becomes a symbol of the love and care shared within the family unit.

Treasured Memories

Gifts from your child become treasured memories that you hold dear for a lifetime. They evoke nostalgia and fondness as you reminisce about the special moments shared with your child. These memories become part of your family’s story and are passed down through generations.

So, of course I think it’s important to give gifts to any/everyone you value. But the reason behind it is all of these things and so many more.  It’s a reminder of the beauty of parenthood and the incredible journey of watching your child grow and flourish. And because Mother’s Day is just around the corner, remember that THESE are the reasons why you give the gifts. And, of course if all else fails, contact me and I’ll help you get something for that important parent!

Until we chat again,

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