Kids love receiving gifts! Tearing away the wrapping paper and revealing the surprise inside is one of the highlights of the year for many children. But what should the gift inside be? It’s a question that many grown-ups struggle to answer!
The best gifts for children are gifts that are fun, educational, capture the imagination, or are treasured forever. With this in mind, here are some of our favourite gift ideas for kids:
A Bike or Scooter
Most kids love running around in the fresh air, and what better way to get them out and about by buying them a bike or a scooter (depending on their age on their interests). These are great for building balance, confidence, and hand-eye coordination. They are also gifts that have longevity: your kids will be able to use them all year round.
Every child should learn to ride a bike, and what better way to motivate them than by buying them a brand-new bike as a special gift?
The wonders of space have fascinated children (and adults) for generation. If you are looking for a fun and educational gift for a slightly older child then a telescope is a great way to build on this interest, and broaden their academic horizons. Nothing makes you feel smaller than starting at the stars, and learning about space can quickly lead to other fascinating hobbies and interests too. A great gift for a curious child.
A Special Soft Toys
Most people have a favourite cuddly toy from their childhood that immediately invokes memories of long and lazy childhood days without worries or responsibilities. Soft toy gifts from https://www.gund.co.uk/are classic, timeless, and perfect for children of all ages. To make a soft toy gift really special choose one that reflects the child’s favourite animal or special interests. This is a gift you know they will treasure long into adulthood.
Is there any child that doesn’t love Lego? If there is then I haven’t met them yet! Lego is a great gift for kids of all ages (from 4-99) and it is such a wonderful and versatile gift. Choose a Lego kit where the child can follow instructions to build something specific (such as a car, hospital, or space ship) or loose bricks, so that the child can free-build something using their imagination.
Lego enables children to be inventive as well as providing the opportunity for them to follow instructions. The best thing about Lego is that you will quickly see the results of your hard work, encouraging you to keep building more. It really is addictive!
A Baking Set
Kids love to cook! This is a great way to build independence, encourage creativity, and develop life skills that will be essential during adulthood.
A baking bowl, whisk, apron and chef’s hat will give your child everything they need to bake something delicious. Once they have a passion for spending time in the kitchen, keep nurturing this and, by the time they’re teenagers, they may even be able to give you the occasional night off from cooking!