Christmas is a big deal for kids and adults alike. Nothing—and especially not bad gifts—should ruin the most wonderful time of the year. This means going all out for your kids’ gifts. But impressing your children seems to get harder every year.
If you are looking for gift ideas, here are a few that won’t cost an arm and a leg.
No child can resist a good toy. The best thing about toys is that you can find one for any age. Some are also gender-specific which narrows down your choice.
The key to getting the perfect toy is determining what your kid likes. What makes them light up? Is it music, comics, glam or tech? Once you know their area of interest, head over to Amazon’s Top 100 Toys section. You will have so many popular options to choose from.
If you have a young one that can’t get enough of the Baby Shark song, there is now a song puppet that will sing it to them. A Pinkfong singing puppet may annoy you but it will make your kid happy. It is a sacrifice worth making.
Other great toy ideas include fashion items, high-tech dolls, a playset, robots and slime. Most of these items are fairly priced and cost below $50.
Outdoor Activity Gifts
Toys are great for playing indoors. But when it gets warmer, it is nice to have the kids go outside. The sun is good for them and so is a little exercise. The issue with this is that kids today love their screen time. If you want them to go outside, you have to get them something they cannot resist.
For younger kids, an inflatable bounce is irresistible. It is an awesome way to have fun and raise their heart rate.
If you want to include older children and the entire family, a rectangular trampoline is perfect. They come in large sizes and have higher weight limits. Even better, almost all of them now have a safety enclosure. Rectangular trampolines are recommended because they are great for athletics.
A mini basketball hoop is another inexpensive yet fascinating gift that your child with love. Others include a toddler slide, ride-on car, pop-up tent, a little golf set and a bike. Some of these cannot be considered inexpensive but you can get a good deal.
You can never go wrong with electronics, especially if you have tweens/teens. They are probably already bugging you for a new gadget. So why not make their dreams come true this Christmas?
Thanks to technology, you don’t have to wait until your kids are older to introduce them to coding. If it is something that your child loves, buy them a coding robot. Some of these robots are ideal for kids as young as six years old.
A child that loves cars will appreciate a remote-controlled car. The look on their face will be priceless if the car comes with a virtual reality function. This sounds a little expensive, right? Well, you will be surprised to know that you can get one for less than $50. Remote-controlled helicopters and boats are an option worth considering too.
Drones. Most parents will quickly dismiss this. A drone can be costly and your kids can’t be trusted to take good care of it. But you don’t need anything fancy. Just a basic gadget to get them started.
Other amazing electronic gifts include a laptop, robot pet, smartwatch, camera, tablet and a Bluetooth speaker. These electronics mentioned here are available for all ages.
Everybody loves games. They would make a great gift. However, choosing a game can be a challenge because there are so many of them. The secret is to choose based on what your child loves.
Do they love Harry Potter? Surprise them with the LEGO Harry Potter Hogwarts Clock Tower. For the little scientists, you can find a STEM game such as the Think Fun Invasion of the Cow Snatchers.
When it comes to games, you are spoilt for choice.
Kids love a good story. For the holiday season, buy them Christmas-themed books. Some of the best for younger children include Dear Santa and Busy Nativity. Older kids may find the following fascinating: The Christmas Star, Christmas Poems and The Lotterys More or Less.
Since there is no such thing as too many books, don’t just stop at holiday books. Gift them books for the rest of the year as well.
Buying Christmas gifts for your kids can be a little tricky. If you want to get it right, always have their interests in mind. For older kids, pay attention to the hints they throw your way. Next, choose any of the above categories and go from there. If you look out for great deals, you can buy a gift from each category without hurting your savings account. Happy holidays!