Friday, 21 December 2018

What Do You Buy For Kids Birthdays?

Have you noticed that we seem to be buying more and more gifts? Far from covering Christmas and birthdays, gift buying in the 21st century appears to celebrate all kinds of occasions. If you have nephews, nieces, sons, daughters or godchildren you’re keen to spoil, here are some gorgeous gift ideas.

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New baby gifts
There’s nothing more exciting than welcoming a new baby into your family or your friendship circle. New baby gifts come in all shapes and sizes, and you can choose from practical presents, such as clothes, bottles, or a baby bag to more sentimental items. If you’re going down the route of something the child will be able to keep, why not explore options like a photo album, a money box, a collection of traditional stories or a picture for the nursery? To make your gift extra special, you can add a personal touch with their name, birth date and birth weight, for example.

1st birthday

A child’s 1st birthday is a landmark occasion, and many people are keen to buy gifts that will stand the test of time. If you’re looking for present ideas, consider traditional toys, such as wooden train sets, classic car ride-ons, dolls houses and dolls house accessories, and rocking horses. Alternatively, go for a soft toy, personalised furniture, such as a rocking chair or a toy box, or an item of jewellery.

Christening and naming days

If you’ve been invited to a Christening or a naming day celebration, it’s always a good idea to choose a gift that has sentimental value, rather than a toy that might lose its appeal in a matter of weeks. Popular gift ideas include jewellery, bookends, framed prints, tankards, cufflinks, and photograph frames.

Gifts for toddlers

When you’re a toddler, every playtime session is an opportunity to learn, and there’s a huge array of toys and games on offer. From books, jigsaw puzzles and fancy dress clothing to pretend kitchens and shops, look for toys that encourage creativity and promote learning, as well as providing endless hours of fun. Think about what the child you’re buying for enjoys. Do they love playing or listening to music, are they interested in science, are they an animal lover or do they enjoy playing sports? Match your gifts to passions and hobbies, and you’re guaranteed to buy something they’ll love.

Older kids

As your children or the children of your friends and family members get older, you get a much clearer idea of what they’re into and what kinds of interests they have. This can be hugely beneficial for stress-free present shopping. If you’ve got a football fan in the family, for example, you can buy gifts like new boots, a personalised shirt, or even tickets to a match. If you’ve got a music aficionado, you could look into getting a music player, buy a band t-shirt or go to a concert together.

Sometimes, it can seem like gift-shopping is an eternal task. If you’ve got a big family or your social circle is growing by the day, and you’ve got celebrations and occasions coming up, hopefully, these ideas will give you inspiration.

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