We all love a celebration. Many of us spend much of the year looking forward to birthdays, holidays like Christmas, weddings, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and any other day that lets us spread joy. A big part of many occasions, that also adds to the fun is gift-giving. Now, when it comes to adults, gift-giving can be pretty easy and straightforward. We tend to know people’s set interests and things they particularly like and find something that fits well. But for kids, shopping can become a little more difficult – especially if you’re shopping for kids who aren’t your own. Perhaps a friend’s child’s birthday is coming up, or one of your own child’s friends at school. But don’t worry. There are some really great options out there that little ones will love. Here are a few great gifts for different age groups that you might want to take into consideration.
Infants tend to be pretty easy to please. While many will be fond of certain items (and you could get a great gift that will keep them occupied and content for hours), most will be completely unaware of the gift you’re giving to them. It’s more of a gesture for the parents’ sake. So, you have two main options. You can get something directly for the baby, such as a soft toy. Or, you could get something practical for both baby and parents. Perhaps a mobile that can be placed above the baby’s cot. Maybe some extra blankets or clothes (these never go amiss as babies tend to need multiple changes a day).
Toddlers are at an age where they will show genuine interest in various things given to them. This is where gifts can get really fun for the little ones! Where possible, try to go for something educational. Kids have a lot of fun learning and it’ll be good for them. Interactive toys that encourage shape matching, familiarise little ones with animal sounds and more. Anything with sounds and bright colours will usually go down a treat.
By primary school age, most kids will have settled down with their own personal interests. Check in to see what they’re enjoying right now. It might be space. It could be Ancient Egypt. It could be football, martial arts, arts and crafts or anything else. Then, you’ll be able to find the perfect gift. You’ll find as kids get further along towards the later years of primary school, they may want to be perceived as
Again, by secondary school, kids have their interests. You’ll just have to check in to see how they’ve progressed! Then, you’ll be able to figure out a gift that aligns with their interests.
These are just a few ideas to get the ball rolling. Sure, buying gifts can feel like a bit of a complex process. But once you settle on the perfect present, you’ll be so excited to hand it over!
Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.