Helping Hands: Give Your Kid A Shovel

You may have gift-fatigue, but if you live someplace where it snows, consider one last holiday present. Skip the toy store and head to the hardware store, because we have a feeling that most kids would love to help their parents shovel the white stuff that we'll be seeing for the next few months.

Child-scaled brooms are always a big hit, so why not take that same sense of fun and cooperation outside? We have spotted kid-sized shovels at hardware and grocery stores for under $10. A snow shovel gets kids outside and moving, and it gives them a fun way to help their parents and take on household responsibilities. Stick a bow on it and look forward to clearing the sidewalk with your little helper.

(Images: Home Depot, 36" shovel and 46" shovel)