There are few things in life that are more difficult than picking a present for a child. Think about it… How many times have you spent an age looking for the perfect gift, only for the child to open it and immediately start playing with the wrapping paper?!
Here are three essential tips that will help you choose something that is memorable and special for years to come.
- Encourage their Creative Nature
There is a simple reason that toys such as Lego seem to be ageless and popular with children generation after generation. Toys like these encourage creativity and spark the child’s imagination in ways that a push button toy simply cannot.
When picking a gift for a child that seemingly has everything already switch it up a little and choose something that taps into their imaginative side. This could be a set of paints and pastels or if the child is a suitable age a building set or puzzle.
The more the gift forces the child to engage the creative side of their brain the better!
- Group Activities
While it’s good for children to play alone, it’s also important for them to play with others. Check that the toy encourages social interaction and allows more than one child to play at a time, like many board games. Even young children can be encouraged to enjoy simple board games.
- Choose Something Unusual
When all else fails go completely left field. In a world where it is increasingly difficult to engage a child and capture their attention for more than three minutes going completely left field really can make a big impact.
If you really want to stand out from the sea of toy guns, barbie dolls and other common presents why not get the child a gift with real meaning?
Choosing a Birthstone that matches their birth month is one idea that can really make a present seem extra special.
Not only will it have the “wow factor” such a thoughtful present will also be greatly appreciated by the child’s parents.
Take my advice and do a little research to find out something unusual about the child’s name, month of birth or other interesting fact and then get a gift that matches that.
It really will make a big impression and often you will find the simplest gifts are also the most special.