Finding the right gift for your child isn’t always easy. Especially when they get so much gifted to them from other family members, friends and relatives. Not to mention all the other toys and games they already have piled up in their bedroom. Do they even know what they actually have? Christmas, birthdays, hand-me-down toys, presents to say, “well done” or “thank you”, the list is endless. But if you try and clear through any of their toys to donate to charity or to throw away any that are broken, then you’ll only be met with resistance and tears!
So, with that in mind we’ve come up with 5 Gift Ideas That Your Child Will Love!
A Future Investment
They might not be able to play with a nest egg or the contents of a savings account just yet – click here to find out about investments – but it’s certainly something they’ll appreciate when they’re older. Whether it’s helping them with driving lessons, or even their first car or helping them put together a deposit on their first house. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Dress Up Clothes
Forget those overpriced, plasticky costumes that restrict them to one princess or superhero. I’m talking about real dressing up clothes! Go through your wardrobe and closet and put aside any old clothes that you no longer want or wear (it’s a great way to have a clear out), tops, dresses, shoes, trousers, skirts, shorts, jackets, hats and accessories. It’ll really let their imagination run wild! If you’re struggling to fill your dressing up box then head to a charity shop. You might even find a few wedding dresses!
A Day Out
They say that the greatest gift you can give a child is not toys or money – but your time. So, why not make a day of it? Let them choose an activity or two – like bowling, swimming or a day at the beach and plan the rest of the day around it. If they have siblings then it’s a super special way for you to have some one on one time with your little one. Which both of you will certainly enjoy!
Are you child’s favorite TV characters touring the country with a new show? Or do their favorite band have dates at an arena near you coming up soon? Well, why not treat your child to an event? It doesn’t have to be a concert; even tickets to a West end show or even a play at the local theatre can be fun! It’s a wonderful way to make memories together.
Does your child have an interest that they want to take to the next level? Or maybe they want a new hobby? Well, why not spoil them with classes in their chosen subject? From swimming, to gymnastics, horse riding, cooking, dancing, even creative writing. It’ll boost their confidence and give them something to be passionate about. Which every child needs!
What are your favorite free gifts to surprise a child with?