Published on April 15th, 2019
Whether it’s a birthday, a holiday, a milestone, a graduation, or a gift ‘just because’, a present for your child can be a very positive thing for them. It shows just how much you treasure them and just how much you put in an effort to make them feel appreciated.
There is so much magic in the eyes of a child whose cheerful spirit rejoices at the sight of gifts. Gifts, to them, are something to look forward to. That is why knowing how to choose the perfect gift to give them is one of the best life skills that parents, grandparents, godparents, and essentially anyone can have.
Gifts can create several lasting memories for a child. It can have a very valuable part in a child’s life and can create a big impact on them. Consider this when choosing a gift for a child. In this article, we have compiled several tips for choosing cool gift ideas for kids. Continue reading below to learn more about how to choose the best gifts and do not forget to take mental notes!
1. Remote Control Boats
RC boats for kids are great and unique gifts to give children who love the sea and water structures like pools. Suitable for outdoor use (or indoors if you have an indoor pool or tub), these remote control boats are very entertaining as well as engaging. You can even give them to kids at heart who are enthusiasts of remote controlled toys!
In choosing an RC boat for a child, make sure to look for a durable and high quality brand. Kids are super active and sometimes they get a little too excited, often at the expense of their toys. Make the memory last longer by buying them lead-free and safe-to-use remote control toys. Be sure to read the age requirement for the remote control toy before giving it to the child as some toys, especially remote controlled ones, are not suitable for very young children.
2. Beginner Musical Instruments
Let’s face it, not everyone can afford to buy and gift musical instruments to children. Some musical instruments like a piano or an electric guitar are really expensive, especially brand new ones. However, you can still encourage their budding interest in music by giving them inexpensive but quality musical instruments that you once had or ones that you bought from thrift stores.
Giving them musical instruments can also benefit their mental health. Playing musical instruments can be a great emotional outlet for children. Also, according to research, musical instruments like violin and piano can help develop motor skills and coordination in children.
3. Interactive Activity Books And Puzzles
Speaking of brain development, nothing is better for the child’s brain than educational and interactive activity books and puzzles. Dr. Roberta Golinkoff, author of the New York Times best-selling book Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children and a professor of child psychology at the University of Delaware says that “The key thing is that they follow their own interests. Whatever they want to read and like is what I would go with.”
For starters, you need to choose age appropriate books depending on how young the child is. For toddlers, coloring books are the best bet. For ages 4 and up, books with puzzles and mazes can be great options. For the older age group (7 and up), you can try giving them sudoku books and crosswords for a more challenging activity book.