Treat your child to the idea of making his or her own “Christmas list.” Have fun together as you two figure out which loved ones should get gifts from your child and then what presents to get them.
Depending on the age of your child, you can carry this idea even further. Once you have either bought or made all the gifts, guide your child in wrapping them. One idea is to use regular wrapping paper. Another is to show your child how to enhance a brown paper roll by decorating it with different colored crayons or shiny markers. Caution: stay away from glitter. It can be too easily swallowed or even just absorbed into the skin.
Still another idea is to use old newspapers. No matter what kind of wrapping paper you choose, the process of wrapping will add an extra dimension of holiday fun for your child.