Buying gifts for children may seem like an easy task at first but once you come face to face with hundreds of different options on the shelves, it can be difficult to know what the best choice is for the lucky recipient. To make life – and your shopping trip – less time consuming, we have listed the top five gift ideas for kids of all ages.
All kids need a watch. Younger kids will benefit greatly from having their own watch because it will help them get better at telling the time whilst older kids will know to be home on time for their curfew. Tic Watches have a great range of options to suit kids of every age. They come in many different colours and styles, some even feature popular Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and even Pluto.
- Plush Toy
You can’t go too wrong with an old fashioned plush toy. They’re incredibly soft and younger kids adore them. They come in all shapes, sizes and variations. Many kids collect them and some adults even enjoy cuddling the odd plush toy from time to time. They can be kept for years to come and they can make a bedroom seem a lot more inviting. If your kids are creative, consider buying them bits and pieces of creative materials so that they can make their own plush toy. Felt, cotton wool, glue and some googly eyes are all they need to create one.
Urge your kids to get more active by getting them a bike to enjoy. Young kids may need stabilizers attached to the bicycle if they have yet to learn how to ride one. It is important that kids get regular exercise to encourage good health and bone development, etc. According to research carried out by the Copenhagen Center for Prospective Population Studies as shown on www.bikehub.co.uk, ‘researchers studied 13,375 women and 17,265 men aged 20-93. Those who regularly cycled were found to live longer.’ Although slightly gloomy, the evidence that cycling can lead to a healthier lifestyle is evident so why not encourage children while they’re young to take up the hobby and get outdoors more often?
- Personalised Children’s Books
With so many exciting technology options available to kids in this digital era, it can be difficult to get them interested in books. One way to hold their attention is to get them
a book that is all about them! These personalised children’s books can come in the form of vocal recordings that reads the story aloud to the kids or books that incorporate your child’s photograph into the story, making the reading process a lot more enjoyable and personal.
- Board Games
Put the video games to one side for a moment and try old fashioned board games instead. Popular choices include Monopoly, Scrabble, Jenga and Battleship. A few fun facts about Battleship as listed on Buzz Feed states that the original paper versions of the game included areas on land as well as in the water. On top of this, Battleship was one of the first games to be transformed into a computer game back in 1979.