The children, or the young ones, are truly the heart of Christmas season. Nowhere near can you see anything than the very spirit of the season alive in their eyes – excited, hopeful, full of and love – whenever they see beautiful ornaments depicting the holidays, laugh together with family and most of all, the wonder in their eyes when they receive a present, whatever present it might be. They usually squeal first whenever they receive anything, even without opening it.
And while the Christmas season has been commercialized more and more as time goes by, we cannot deny the fact that underneath the presents, the spirit of giving and sharing is very much alive in families. You can see it in the children!
The challenge these days is finding presents that children do not receive in multiples and finding the budget to accommodate all the items you want to buy for them. Thankfully, both are easily fixable. For budget concerns, you can easily subscribe to Xmas catalogues pay monthly terms. Shopping catalogues give you the convenience of shopping online and lets you have the financial advantage of being able to open store credit with them so you can pay in terms, buy prepaid credit or even avail of their buy now, pay later offers.
When it comes to present ideas, there are plenty of gift ideas for every child based on his interest and age. What you need to remember are:
- Give age-appropriate toys. There are toys that won’t be beneficial to specific age groups.
- Respect what parents implement at home. If the parents do not let their children play with toy guns or weapons, don’t get them the latest Nerf of the season. If they don’t allow their school-aged children to have a gadget of their own, any tech toys should be out of the question.
- Give recreational gifts that somehow educate or motivate children. It is a common problem with children today – their toys dull their senses, by doing everything on its own, not letting kids interact with it or let alone think. You will be able to know a toy of this type when you see one.
- It doesn’t mean that if a toy is popular or in trend it is automatically beneficial. Toys these days make children sedentary and doesn’t offer any motivation for imagination or creativity.
Here are some gift ideas that aren’t as popular, but are always a hit with both children and their parents. All of these are parent-approved:
- Books. Who doesn’t need a book? Just make sure to give books that correspond the children’s reading levels.
- Bicycle or activity toys. Simply put, any toy that helps them move their bodies. Children need physical exercise to be healthy AND smart!
- Mind or board games. Puzzles, Sudokus and board games are not only intellectually stimulating, it motivates team games or interaction with other people.
- Art stuff. Children are always in need of constant stock of crayons, paint, paper and everything art-related. They would surely be using these a lot.
Give gifts that nourish self-development and encourage people interaction. Avoid gifts that develop self-centeredness, violence and hinders growth in creativity and imagination. You might be surprised – the simplest gifts (the ones without so much fluff) are usually the ones that are the best!