Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas, or your kid just got a fantastic grade on a piece of schoolwork, choosing the perfect gift for your little one can be hard work. You probably worry about it more than they do because many birthday and Christmas gifts just end up being novelties that your child will forget about a few weeks down the line anyway. Of course, you might be giving this so much thought because you don’t want things to be that way. You want your child to remember this present and you also want it to be useful in their life. These helpful tips might just help you master the art of giving your kids “fun” practical gifts.
Replacing broken or worn-out things.
The best way to combine gift-giving with a practical task that you’ve been meaning to tick off your ‘To Do’ list is to think about all the things in your child’s life that need fixing or replacing. Perhaps you could even think about the practical things your kid needs that they don’t yet have. You could use this gift-giving occasion as a chance to update things in your child’s bedroom; they grow up so fast that their room will become childish and outdated in their eyes quickly. Perhaps you could look into high sleeper loft beds to give your kid an exciting upgrade from their current bed but also, on a practical level, to open up more space in the room. The space beneath the bed could be used for storage, a desk, or a fun play zone. I think we know which of those your child would prefer.
Clothes are also a smart investment if you’re looking for something practical that can be gifted at any time of year. It doesn’t matter how old or how young your kid is; everybody needs clothes. Of course, you should try to search for cute and exciting outfits that your kid will love; don’t go for socks because, whilst adult may relish in such a practical gift, children really don’t. If you’re buying a present for Christmas, you could give your little one some cute mittens, a woolly hat, and other wintery/Christmas-themed clothing that’s fun but doubles up as a practical gift. Everyone’s a winner.
Going on a fun day out.
A great way to give your kids a gift that’ll really help them make some memories is to take them on a fun day out. It’s more practical to buy a gift that they’ll remember for the rest of their life rather than one which will be far more expensive and forgotten a week after you give it to them. And the key to a successful day out is one that suits your child’s interests. What’s their favorite place in the world? Maybe it’s the park. In which case, you won’t have to spend any money at all but you’ll be giving them the most exciting gift in the world: spending a fun day with their loved ones. Sometimes, the most practical way to buy the perfect present (for any occasion) is to think less about money and more about what would make the biggest impact on your child.
Throwing a party.
The best kind of gift for any occasion is a party. Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas, new year, or your child has just finished another year of school, the best way to celebrate is to throw a party for them and their friends. Again, it’s a practical idea because you don’t have to spend a lot of money and it’s guaranteed to be a success; hanging out with pals is always going to put a smile on your kid’s face. Of course, you should probably make sure there’s cake too.