How To Give Kids
A Well-Rounded Christmas
It's almost not even worth pointing out that every kid looks forward to Christmas. They're not the only ones. As great as it is receive gifts during the holidays, it's even more fun to give gifts to our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. While kids dream about ripping open gift wrap to find the present they put on their wish list, parents are busy searching for the perfect gifts their kids didn't even know about. It's an incredible feeling to be able to make their dreams come true, but after that top item on their list is wrapped under the tree, you might be trying to figure out how to finish things off. Christmas offers a unique opportunity to give gifts they'll be thankful for in the long run. Make their Christmas well-rounded with these shopping tips.
Once you get the top toys on their wish list out of the way, you'll want to stick to some toys to round out the rest of their list. If gifts like video games are already under the tree, try getting a gift or two that will get them moving outside. Sleds, tubes and snow scooters are awesome for the kids who can't wait to get in the snow, while classic sports toys like a football or soccer ball are perfect for kids in warmer climates who don't have much snow to play in during Christmas. You don't have to send them outside to get active. Laser tag sets or remote control cars will get them up and moving around the house.
You're probably thinking clothes would be the perfect gift; if only kids didn't think they were so boring. But clothes can be just as exciting as any other gift. Much like how the jersey you buy for the sports fan in your life can steal the spotlight on Christmas, apparel featuring some of your kid's favorite characters from movies or TV, blankets or pillows featuring favorite sports teams, or a water bottle with the superhero they've been pretending to be for the last year could end up being their favorite gift. It's always nice to see an item they need become a gift they adore.
Books & Activities
Giving your kid a well-rounded Christmas means finding gifts that can help them learn and grow without making them feeling like their Christmas morning just turned into a school vocabulary lesson. Thankfully, there are plenty of options to help kids develop their brains and have fun during the process. Kids who like to read are easy to shop for, but even for kids who'd prefer to dive into a pile of snow than a mystery story, books can still satisfy. It's just about finding the right type of book. Activity books, coloring books and sketchbooks are perfect book alternatives, especially when paired up with a colorful art set or art supplies.
The Right Disguise
One of the reasons why we love the holiday shopping season so much is because of all the Black Friday and Cyber Week discounts that allow us to stock up on gifts as well as stuff we need. But it might not seem very exciting to wrap up that kids? luggage set you've been needing to get for them. You can use the practical items you find along your holiday shopping adventure to wrap a few of their gifts. If you need a new children's blanket for their bed for winter, use it to wrap up one of their toys. If you're going on vacation and think that bargain luggage will come in handy, tuck a few of their gifts into the pockets. It's also a great way to disguise some of their gifts and keep them guessing up until Christmas morning.
The gifts kids get at Christmas are usually something they can play with, things they can try on, or things that will keep them entertained. They won't be able to do everything at once, and getting too much of the same type of gift will leave them with few options when they get tired of the activity. A well-rounded Christmas isn't complete without a sweet Christmas treat your kids will enjoy. There are a variety of seasonal treats available during Christmas that are hard to find any other time of year. Sweets are perfect solutions for filling out their stockings. Add a few Christmas candy canes to their stockings to round out their holiday with something sweet.
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