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How to Find the Right Christmas Gift for A Child

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How to Find the Right Christmas Gift for A Child
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Written by  Laurinda Seabra
Monday, 31 July 2017 21:52

If you are typical you will have on your list a number of children that you want to buy Christmas gifts for. Be it for your own kids, grandchildren or just friends little ones, but the major problem confronting everyone, is WHAT to buy?

After all there are so many toys on the market today.

In this article, we will be looking at the various options, but more importantly we will be looking at how you can make a kid happy this Christmas not only with the fact that they have a present but also the joy that you can experience when seeing kids unwrapping their presents and seeing their own joy and happiness

The first thing that you need to find out, is what does that special child of yours truly wants. Then, write down a list of all the things that they enjoy doing.

If you are buying a gift for a child that you do not have much contact with, speak with their parents, or even with the teachers and caregivers if they are in nursery school.

Currently you have such a wide selection of choice, in all price ranges, and picking the right gift at the right price is quite possible and not difficult at all.

 

Now, where can you go? My own choice is a local toy store in my community.

But nearly everywhere you have stores that sell other commodities while having normally a small section for toys as well. I have found to my amazement, that small toy stores are often cheaper than major retail stores. So, a word of advice, don't just go to the big stores, shop around in your community first. Most stores display their toys in age groups. This makes it easier to find the appropriate toy for each age. In addition, most toy manufacturers display on the boxes the recommended age ranges for specific toys or children goods. Otherwise just ask their friendly shop assistants for help.

One thing you should do is find something that really meets the child interests, rather than just buying anything. Alternative to toys, are reading books, coloring pencils, and other types of arty materials. Most kids enjoy those types of leisure occupations especially if they are boys. For girls, you could select some costume jewellery – so you could buy some beads so that they can make their own, clay, paints ... the choices are endless.

Another old time favorite, are games and puzzles. Again, you can't go wrong with any of those irrespective of the kids ages. There are plenty of choices covering all ages and genders. And we must not forget the movies or music choices.

If you have a big budget, you can really splash out on things like MP3 & MP4's, karaoke machines, games, notepads, computers, TVs or radios. If you are buying for a kid that already has a wide selection of toys, you can give them something more personalized. You could give them a saving box with money in it, or you could buy them a nice piece of clothing, pay for some lessons, concert tickets or even museums or given them entertainment venue tickets. The possibilities are endless and just subject to the child's age and your budget.

You could also make something yourself.

The fact is that most kids love Christmas so much, that the best present is the unwrapping of presents, rather than just the presents themselves.

When my kids were small, I used to wrap many, many small presents and put them under the Christmas tree in my home. And often, I found them playing with the nice Christmas papers, and tinsels that I used on their presents rather than the presents themselves. That changed the older they got. So it all boils down to the age of the child, and their interests.

Remember, when you go out this Christmas looking for that special gift for a child, give it some thought, and don't just buy on a whim ... give something that you know for sure it will be treasured long after Christmas and is not just a one day wonder.

Happy shopping

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