It's Your Presence, Not Presents

I am no qualified child psychologist or counselor. Nonetheless, I think children are easily contented and have very simple wishes. All they want is their parents' undivided attention and quality time. Remember you claimed that your kids enjoyed the skiing trip so much during your last holiday? That was because you were there, with them. I am pretty sure they would love the beach holiday, the farmstay, or fishing trip too as long as the parents are with them. Now just repeat the "holidays" on a daily basis and smaller scale: cycling weekend, hiking in the neighbourhood park, playing badminton, a kickabout, lego-building at home etc. Research shows that people are generally happier when they can enjoy their favourite (small) things regularly rather than planning and going on a big trip once in a while.