Five Gift Ideas to Make Your Kids Smile This Christmas

Christmas is just a few days away, and you’re probably wondering what to get your kids this time around. According to Statista, UK households spent an average of £475 in 2016 on Christmas shopping for family and friends. Are you wondering what to put under the Christmas tree for your children this year? Shopping for your kids can be quite overwhelming, but don’t panic just yet; with these gift ideas, you can make Christmas even more memorable for them. 

For the fashion lover

If your kids love anything fashion or like to play dress up, why not get them some kids dresses? You could get them a variety, ranging from casual to formal, and don’t forget to keep their favourite colours in mind when shopping for them as well. Not only will this get them excited, but they will always remember you when they put on those clothes.

For the tech enthusiast

Is your kid a tech-lover? Then a gadget gift could be the perfect present to put a smile on their face. It could be a gaming kit, an audio storyteller, or even an instant camera to capture memories, depending on your child’s preferences. In case you decide to get them a tablet, don’t forget to monitor their usage so they don’t have too much screen time.

For the avid reader

Be it fiction, science, mystery, or fairy-tales, a book set will be just what your kid needs if they’re an avid reader. It’ll be the perfect pastime for them especially when they’re indoors, allowing them to develop their reading habits and learn some new words. You can get a variety of books online via platforms such as Amazon, ranging from encyclopaedias to picture books. If your kid prefers to go paperless, an e-reader might just do the trick.

For the outdoor lover

If an adventure or the outdoors gets your kids excited, then this could give you an idea of what you can get for them this Christmas. There are many items to choose from when it comes to the outdoors, such as bikes, scooters, and sneakers. If your kid doesn’t already know how to ride a bike, this will also give you an opportunity to bond as you teach them how to get started.

For the future chef

Does your child enjoy being in the kitchen, trying new recipes? There are many gifts you could give them to encourage their interests. A kid-friendly cookbook or chef set will not only get them excited but also let them develop their creativity. Remember to keep an eye on them whenever they’re in the kitchen to avoid any injuries or emergencies.

You could either ask your kids directly what they want this Christmas or use their interests to give you an idea of what they’d like. To make the day even more special, why not try making some paper hugs with your kids so you send it all around to your neighbours and family, especially during this COVID season?  It’ll be the perfect bonding time, and together with the ideas given above, you and your kids are going to have a very Merry Christmas!

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