Who doesn’t love presents? But when it comes to kids, they are even more excited at the mere mention of a gift. Confused as to what you should buy for your child/children this Christmas? Well, what is the one thing that is bound to bring ‘genuine’ delight to the face of your little one? A surprise! So the first thing you need to keep in mind is that the gift needs to be a complete surprise. If they already know what you will get them, it won’t be as much fun.
To keep the surprise factor alive, you will need to be very secretive. To make the whole thing even more interesting, flame up their curiosity. Let your kids see you preparing a surprise but no word or sight of what is about to come. Here we have some fantastic gift ideas that will appeal to children of a variety of ages and hobbies. Read on to find out more.
1. Gift Certificate for Lessons
Sounds boring? Actually, this could be just the thing that your child may secretly (or not so secretly!) be thinking of or hinting at. Kids love gift certificates as much as adults do. If your child is into karate, ballet, piano/guitar lessons or even some art lessons, this is something you can easily invest in. It will not only be the perfect present, but it will also help them acquire a new skill and make good use of their time instead of sitting in front of the TV or laptop all the time.
You can make this gift even more memorable by adding say a tutu, a practice guitar, a paint box or a black belt to the gift card. Your child is going to be raptures of joy!
These adorable little creatures can be the new miniature best friends for your kids, no matter what age they may be. These cute little creatures don’t cost much but can be interactive toys. They are placed on the finger and react to touch and sounds around them. You can find them pretty much everywhere these days. Online shopping for fingerlings is simple enough if you don’t have the time to hit the store and search for them.
Believe it or not, your children will love these cute little playmates.
3. Make Your Own Stickers/ Emoji Maker
This machine is a blessing in disguise for kids above 3. You will be surprised by how exciting this toy gets. It’s a small machine that lets you make your very own stickers. You will be able to find different brands that make this toy, so search which ones are in your range and which ones your kids will find most enjoyable.
If your kids are more into the current trends, get them an emoji maker instead. This is just as interesting and allows them to use their creativity to the next level. They will have a hard time leaving this toy!
4. Ice Cream Cart
This is going to keep your kids, of all ages, buy for hours on end. The best part, you will get to enjoy the result of their business in the form of yummy ice creams! This toy is the winner of Good Housekeeping awards and contains ice cream, scooper, toppings, syrup and even a talking register. The kids can also set up an ice cream cart and make money. You too will get engrossed in this super enjoyable toy cart.
5. Family Zoo Membership
Toys are not the only things that you can gift your kids this Christmas. If your kids are into zoos and love animals, then a membership at the local zoo is going to make them extremely excited at the idea of getting to spend time with their favorite animals on a regular basis. Your children will not only be able to see the animals but also feed them and learn loads in the process. You won’t even know where the vacations disappear as there will be no whining about getting bored!
6. Trip of a Lifetime
This kind of a gift is bound to dazzle your kid. To make it even more interesting, take their best friend along! They will forever love you and be grateful (or for at least the next few months!) Make sure you take them to a place where they wanted to go, this could include everything from the Disney World to a trip to the beach they wanted to visit for quite some time. Be sure to take them someplace they have been yearning to go for a long time, as that will delight them to the moon and back.
7. Concert or Game Tickets
If you have teenagers, they are bound to be following some team or band. Tickets are going to be the best thing that could have as a Christmas present. Make sure that you go with your child as that could be a bonding experience for both of you. Your child will love you for taking out some time from your busy schedule to spend with them.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure that you join them in the play. There is nothing more important to your kid then your undivided attention and love. They can’t wait to have you all to themselves, even if it is for a few hours. So take out some time and show them just how much they mean to you. Happy Holidays!