8 Creative Ways To Give A Gift – No Ordinary Wrapping Allowed

8 Unique and Creative Ways to Give a Gift, No Wrapping Allowed. You can wrap those odd shaped or over sized gifts. No problem to be creative about giving money or a gift card, these will make the giving fun. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

Alan and I have been married for nearly 17 years and we love to one up each other on creative ways to give a gift.  These ideas are perfect for the “little to no footprint gifts“.  We know it may seem a bit boring to just hand someone an envelope with a gift card or money inside.  That’s not quite an elaborate presentation to build up excitement.  Not to worry, we have some creative ways to give money gifts or any gift for that matter.

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Scratch Off Map Of The World – The Best Kid Gift Ever!

The unexpected gift which turned into a magical treasure for Anya, a scratch off map of the world.  Two years ago, on Anya’s 9th birthday, we were invited over to our neighbors for a special homemade dessert to celebrate her birthday.  These are friends we’ve made since living in Spain and we have just connected with them on so many levels.  They are a young couple and had a newborn baby, but we all just connected.
The best kid gift ever! A scratch off map of the world. This is a perfect gift for the traveling kid. Read more on WagonersAbroad.com

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11 Tips For Taking Christmas Vacations – Away From Home

The other day Anya was requesting that we have a traditional Christmas at home.  She continued by explaining she wanted it to be cold, with snow, a big decorated Christmas tree, and loads of our family.  While I know I’ve had plenty of Christmas experiences with all of that, I realized she hadn’t.  We have experienced Christmas vacations “away” from our home for most of her life and only a couple of times with snow.

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Look Who Turned 11 Years Old In Spain – Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday in SpainHappy Birthday Lars!

Now the entire Wagoner Family has celebrated a “Happy Birthday” while living in Spain. Now that he is 11, he isn’t a little kid.  It was a school day for Lars, so we celebrated after school was out at 2pm.  He requested Teriyaki Steak for Lunch along with a American Cake.  Luckily we have some cake mix and frosting from the U.S., so he was a happy camper.  The pièce de résistance was his gift.  Alan is taking him with VIP passes to a professional Fútbol Game this weekend! Continue reading