Top 15 Non-Toy Gifts for the Modern Kid

1. A blanket with a photo on it (how fun to cuddle up with this reminder every night).

2. Subscription boxes are great because they are a gift that just KEEPS giving. Example is a subscription to Little PassPorts — this is a great little box that comes every month & introduces kids to new places in the world or to new science experiments.

3. Photo mug — The mug can have family photos and or a photo of the child to use for eating and or snacks as well.

4. A personalized book. This is always a wow factor because its personalized to them as well as being created with love and its something they can always have.

5. Tickets to an event. Spending the weekend with your kids at an event or show, for example the Nutcracker is always a great idea and the kids love the show as well as the time spent with you.

6. Take them somewhere. Go hiking, on a picnic, anywhere that gives you one on one time.

7. Passes to an amusement park. If you have a park close to your house, chances are the kids will use it again & again.

8. A gift certificate for books — check out and order a gift card for a gift of education. Mini Golf gift certificate is another one.

9. A sleeping bag and a coupon for a sleepover at Grandma’s house (or Aunt’s house… from the person giving the gift). Or a coupon for a night to have a cousin or friend stay at your house.

10. Coupon books for things like “One coupon good to skip chores today.”

11. Weighted blankets. They are said to help kids sleep better.

12. Calendar already filled out with fun things: playdates, special one on one time, birthdays, lunch-date, movie nights.

13. Headphones, with technology these days the kids love these especially the bluetooth ones.

14. “Your Day” — give your kids a day to pick whatever they want. Call it a your day. Give them a big poster with a bunch of different ideas.

15. Slippers, — Kids love these and feel like grown adults as they see their parents wear them as well.

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Joseph Garcia

Joseph Garcia is a proud native Texan, born in Lubbock, raised in San Antonio and loving Dallas. Everyday Joseph uses his more than 16 years experience in the Real Estate industry to help better serve his clients. Joseph started his career in Property Management, Apartment Locating, and Leasing, then quickly transitioned into becoming a full-time residential agent in 2007. Today, Joseph continues to focus on Residential sales and with his broad knowledge base can even assist his clients with Commercial deals.

Joseph is dedicated to helping individuals and families find their dream home and more importantly, the lifestyle they desire! What clients love about Joseph the most is his passion for life and​ ​outgoing personality. When it comes to marketing and selling homes "JoJo Sells" uses the power of Social Media to move homes quickly.

​Joseph also prides himself in making sure each deal gets to the closing table​ no matter how difficult the deal is​. He also goes above and beyond to ensure his clients find the perfect home match whether it's personal or investment. Joseph's extensive network of Real Estate professionals in Sales, Leasing, Lending, Home Inspection, Home Repair and Title make every transaction as seamless as possible.

Joseph carries the distinguished Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS) Designation from the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and a Global Elite Certification which provides access to a Global Real Estate Network.

Joseph completed the Metrotex Leadership Academy class of 24 and immediately after served as a ROC to mentor the Medical / Sports day of class 25. In 2015 he partnered with 5 other individuals to create and serve as the Marketing Chair for the Non-Profit Gay And Lesbian Organization of Real Estate (GALORE) to address unique Real Estate issues facing the Gay and Lesbian community. Joseph is also a member of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP), as well as Young Professionals Network (YPN) & Metrotex Leadership Alumni.

He currently services as the Sales Director in the VIVO Uptown office and every day shares his vast Real Estate experience by coaching and mentoring new agents. When you're working with Joseph, you're working with not only a fun agent, but one of the best!

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