After giving your kids a hug, what they probably like second best is a gift.
If you’re trying to give the best gift you can but stay within your budget, meet Jennifer Carota, AKA the Gift Therapist (yes, she’s really a psychologist.) She wrote a wonderful free e-book on great gift giving stragegies. Check it out! http://www.thegifttherapist.com/docs/Giveology2.pdf