Christmas can be an overwhelming time for shoppers, when there’s just so much choice! It’s especially difficult to shop for kids, who want absolutely every toy they’ve ever seen on TV. So, to make it easy on you, we’ve complied a list of 5 gift ideas that you can give to the kids in your life this Christmas!
When I was younger all I ever wanted from Santa were activities. There are a lot of different craft sets available in stores and online with a range of activities for every interest. Science sets with microscopes will delight the budding scientist. Candle or soap making kits for the kits who want to have an end product to be proud of (that you can then use and love). Fashion design kits that lets them create a bag, scarf or hat, for the budding fashion designer. Crafts allow kids to unleash their creative side and appreciate the gift of inspiration.
It may seem old fashioned in this day and age, but the gift of reading is a wonderful and magical thing. It opens up a world of possibilities for children. It brings them into a whole world that can be quite different from their own. Whether it’s a book with pictures for a toddler, or a larger book with more depth and story for a pre-teen, a book can not only sharpen their concentration and communication skills, but it’s just fun!
As much as we would like to admit that kids would be happy with their vintage and throwback gifts, there’s a good chance they’ll be pining after the latest console on the market with new and improved graphics. It’s been shown that these consoles and video games do a lot to increase children’s motor skills and technological prowess, so they’re not all bad. At the very least, it will keep them busy so you can have some adult time.
Christmas is the perfect time to bring a little tradition back into this tech filled world and it can be nice to remind kids that we haven’t always have iPads, computers and gadgets. SunnyLife offer a range of toys that can be a blast from the past for adults and heaps of fun for the kids too. Choose from ping pong sets, wooden croquet and cricket sets, or a pack of colourful cards and travel backgammon/ checkers. Their kids range is perfect for the beach, backyard and indoor fun. With so much choice, you’ll be sure to find something fun for the whole family.
It’s fair to say that we all love the novelty of finding something with our names on it. Even if we didn’t like the item, it was exciting and we had to have it! This year the shops seem to have caught on to this, with a whole range of personalised gifts to choose from. Your kids can get personalised jars of food like Vegemite and Nutella, or slippers and socks. For older kids, you can have a phone or tablet case embellished with their initials, or even just a simple tote bag to bring with them to their next sleep over. For kids with unusual names, this personalised craze is seriously exciting.