13 fun gifts to give your child
When was the last time you got a surprise gift?
Do you remember how exhilarated you felt?
From experience we all know getting a random surprise gift is the most beautiful thing to happen to us,especially when it’s from our loved ones.
It’s amazing that you want to make your child feel special by going that extra mile to buy them a gift.
Your child is really lucky to have you as a parent as not all parents think so much about their kids.
Of late many people are just not able to make a decision on what present to buy for a pre-schooler.
Especially if the child is a family member (or your own kid!) and you want to give them something meaningful that they will love, it’s seems to be getting harder and harder to shop for them.
Not just because there are too many options but because the child seems to have everything. (Taking All Toys Away: The Mom Who Actually Did)
So if you can’t think of anything new or don’t want your gift to just get lost in the pile of toys your child already owns, you should read on…
There are two kinds of gifts that you can give your child and they are as follows:
- Physical Gifts
- Fun Experiences
I) PHYSICAL GIFTS:
1. DIY (Do it Yourself) Kits
A do it yourself kit that is age appropriate can be fun puzzles, building blocks, stacking rings, picture story books, arts activities, etc.
If your child loves to do art and craft activities then buying him/her a goodie bag full of craft supplies consisting of different kinds of color papers(chart, crepe, patterned, etc.), stickers, blow pens, feathers, stick-on googly eyes etc..
Such kits are not only interesting and fun for your child but also help in developing your child’s intellect, grasping power, creativity and reasoning skills.
2. A Gardening Kit
Gardening is an excellent hobby and every parent should teach this skill to their children because it’s an essential tool that’ll be useful to them forever.
A gardening kit should consist of all the basic gardening tools including plant seed and a book of guidelines on how to take care of plants.
One way of teaching your child to grow his own plants is by getting your child to plant at least two seeds on his or her birthday every year.
Also inspire your child to take care of the planted seeds by watering it daily and your child will have their own beautiful garden with bearing beautiful flowers and delicious fruits.
3. Make your Child become a Collector
You could buy a few different stamps or coins and you could teach your child to be a collector of rare and beautiful things.
This could develop as a beautiful hobby as the child grows up.
Stamp collection or coin collection (should be introduced mostly for children above three years) helps in learning the historical facts of different cultures and regions, teaching your child interesting things about history as they grow.
4. A Painting Kit
Drawing and coloring is a fun and stimulating activity for the mind of your young one.
It not only develops the imaginary skills of your child but also broadens and strengthens the power of expression in him/her.
This might seem like an odd gift, but a majority of children have a favorite pajama that they love wearing.
So, why not add a new pair of pajamas with your child’s favorite cartoon character to his/her collection?
This will make your children appreciative of your effort whenever he/she wears it and it’ll make your bond stronger with your child.
Another peculiar novelty that kids love are colourful, cartoon Band-Aids.
Another random surprise gift is sprinkles.
For some reason, children love them and there are many colours and shapes available.
So why not thrill your little one by buying a whole array and having a fun cookie/cup cake decorating session!
II) Gifts can be fun experiences too
A gift doesn’t necessarily have to always be a physical one.
An experience of a beautiful outing can be an amazing gift too.
Here we are going to list a few fun experiences that you can gift your child which will not only be enjoyable but also will him/her a lot of things that are not possible at home.
8. A trip to the local zoo/aviary/aquarium
Most cities have a Zoo or an Aviary (bird house) or an Aquarium that you can take your child to.
It’ll be a fun, exciting trip for him/her where you and your child can both learn a little bit about the animal world.
9. A trip to the museum
Museums are a place where your children will get to see a reminiscence of ancient cultures and long gone kingdoms which will get them curious and excited to learn.
10. A trip to an Amusement Park
If your city has an amusement park or a fair/exhibition take your child there.
He/she can get on some of the kiddie rides or ride a horse and even get to eat some exclusive yummy candy!
11. A Movie
Take your child for a children’s movie.
Something that he/she had wanted to watch and will enjoy.
Go roller skating or play put-put golf.
Your child will have so much fun trying to get the ball into the hole.
13. Snow World
If there is some sort of ‘Snow World’ in your city, take your child there.
He/She can go and build a snow man in May! It’s not an experience they are likely to forget.
Maybe there are certain biscuits you get from a bakery and decorate or a secret recipe for some new kind of cookie that they absolutely love.
You can subscribe to a children’s magazine.
Get your child to read it.
Something like the Discovery kids or the Nat Geo magazine is a great start.
It will be exciting for your child to receive mail too.
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