Sport Chek is one of my favourite stores to shop online. My family is a sports loving family. The kids are active and busy most days and my Christmas shopping list has a lot of sports equipment on it. A few years ago I read an article by a mom who said she would prefer an “experience” gift for her children vs the normal onslaught of pink plastic toys. The author shared how she would prefer her children to have memories of time spent with family instead of the toys abandoned come Valentines Day.
Shortly after I read the article, my Dad called asking what he should get my girls for Christmas. I shared the ideas of the article and so he decided to bring us all to a hockey game. The outing was an excellent way for my dad to get to know his granddaughters a little better. It was a great time and my kids still talk about the day “Grampa took us to the hockey game”.
Sport Chek has a fantastic gift guide ready to inspire you to make a gift better. How do you make a gift better? The way to make a gift better is by inspiring a healthy, active lifestyle while also providing an experience. Perfect! I was able to cross a lot of items off of my Christmas shopping list at Sport Chek. I will be putting a spin on some of the gifts so I can gift better.
Here are some of my “GIFT BETTER” ideas
This year, new jerseys are showing up under the tree for the kiddos, old outgrown jersey will be stored away. I love how we all cheer for different teams. I will not share all of our allegiances but Miss T is a devout Calgary Flames fan. Miss T has a strong love for the town where she was born. Along with the new jerseys, I will include an invitation to a family street hockey game. We may even make a party out of it by inviting both of the kiddos hockey teams and parents over for a PARENTS vs KIDS mini road hockey tournament. What a great way to break in a new jersey, be active and create some great memories.
For the runner in my family, Miss G, I am gifting her a new set of runners and a massage stick. Miss G is a paddler and competitive hockey player. Running is part of her training and she loves doing it. To make this gift even better I am including the fees to 3 races of her choice. I can’t wait to cheer her on!
This is my idea for a fun gift for all the hockey fans in my family. Water bottles are always needed around our house, they always seem to disappear. When we are not running from practice to tournament or to games we love to chill out at home. New comfy pajama pants for lounging for everyone! I figured why not group it all together as a family present and include some tickets to see the Senators? Family date night coming up soon!
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Disclaimer. I was compensated for this post. All opinons are my own.