It’s hard to know what to buy kids at Christmas. These days, most children have so many toys and possessions already that not many parents will thank you for adding even more items to clutter up their home. It’s important, then, that you choose gifts that the kids in your family will really enjoy and appreciate. Here are some ideas to get you started…
If there’s more than one child in a family, a board game is a perfect gift. Not only will it keep them occupied for the duration of Christmas, but their parents will be delighted that their kids are hanging out together and having a great time. Make sure you choose a good board game for the child’s age – Hungry Hippos is great for smaller children, Cranium is a lot of fun for young teens, and if you want to be the coolest gift giver in the world, Cards Against Humanity is beloved by all older teenagers. Not only will you be giving them a great Christmas present but you’ll also be giving them something they can keep for a long time and play with their friends in college – and that their parents can steal for an occasional night in with friends!
A lot of children are very active and as much as you might want to give them books and educational games, they just don’t have the attention spans to handle them. If you’re looking for a gift for a sporty, energetic kid, ask their parents what they might need or enjoy. A new skateboard is always a good shout, and there are trick scooters for sale that you could check out – just make sure that you also invest in some good protective gear, like a helmet and knee pads. Look out for other games that kids can play outside such as rocket kits and anything to help them study nature and the bugs and birds in their back yards or local parks. Finally, any gifts relating to sporting activities are always much appreciated – try out a soccer net or a badminton net and a set of racquets.
Creative Play Toys
Creativity is something that should be encouraged in young people of all ages. Creative thinking will lead to kids becoming better problem solvers, which is a great trait that will be useful to them all their lives. Think about buying a puppet theatre so they can make up and act out their own stories, or a play kitchen so they can indulge in pretending to whip up their favourite meals (although be aware that you may have to sit and pretend to eat them!). Kids always love musical gifts like drum sets and keyboards, even if their parents may be less fond of them, and anything relating to playing dress-up – a doctor’s outfit or a chalkboard so they can pretend to teach lessons to their stuffed animals will be loved and appreciated. Finally, any art supplies will always be loved and used, from a tub of sidewalk chalk for a toddler to a set of oil paints for an artistically inclined teenager.