How to choose the right gift for any child

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By In The Playroom

Since Christmas is coming up in less than a month, we should start thinking about all the gifts we are going to buy this year. For some people, it is a lot easier to find that one perfect present for an adult, and they tend to struggle a lot while looking for a perfect treat to our little ones.

To help you out a bit, and give you some ideas how to choose that one perfect present for kids, I gathered a few simple tricks and tips you are welcome to use. With these tips I bet every gift you get will be perfectly received! So have fun gifting and celebrating Christmas!


Get something to embrace kid’s hobbies

If your little one loves to play sports, play a music instrument, or if he has other hobbies, the perfect gift, in this case, would be everything that lets the kid enjoy doing it even more. A new ball, instrument, or just various accessories that can be useful for kid’s hobby will be received pretty well for sure. Or if your child loves animals – a year membership to a local zoo is going to be the best gift he ever received! So – the tip is simple. Just try to match your gift with the hobby and interest your kid has, and you will surely hit the right spot!

Get something to teach kid something

Another type of gift you can try is the ones that are very benefitting for kid’s education. In this category all books, games, magazine subscriptions and everything else that develops kid’s intelligence works perfectly. Moreover, if you get board games as a present, these won’t only teach, but help develops social skills as well. Simply because board games are usually group games as well.  For more inspiration, get some of these Nordstrom online coupon codes and look through this brand’s special section under the name of “gifts”. I bet you will find something unique there!


Get something to keep kid warm

These types of gifts are usually not unique, but they are sure very handy! A super cosy and good looking sweater, socks or scarf will keep your little one warm and happy during the cold season. But you can always make this type of gift personal by doing it by yourself. Or by that translating personal message. For example – if your kid is a huge Star Wars fan get him a sweater with the Darth Vader himself! Just don’t buy sweater as it is – try to find hints that are personal for your little one. Such a present won’t only keep a child warm, but also show his or hers personality too!

Get money

Finally, the last category of gifts I can recommend you to think about is the simplest one as well. It is simple and cold cash! And I know what small kids probably don’t know how to manage their finances yet, but you can still pamper with money, yet in an extraordinary way. For example – open a special bank account just for that kid and start a college fund. On the other hand, if you feel like it is way too soon to give such gift, then invest in a gift card and let the child shop for everything he or she wants in the store. No questions asked. This way they might start to understand the value of money and managing it. So – maybe giving money to kids is not very common during Christmas, but it might be a great and unique way to pamper little one this year (or the next).


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Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.

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