I really enjoyed Christmas with the kids this year. We were able to spend a lot of quality time together watching Christmas telly and crafting a few things for the festive season. The weather wasn’t as horrendous as we thought so we were all able to get out and see other families trying out new scooters and bikes in the park.
The kids had a good haul of gifts this year. The toys and books certainly kept them entertained. It got me thinking about what I could be getting them for birthdays during the next few months. The trouble with Christmas is you can’t help but keep giving everything you’ve got stashed away for them. I know parents who couldn’t even wait until December to give the kids all the cool toys they had bought for them!
Choosing gifts that are right for your family is part of the fun and challenge of any big gift giving event. I love things that are a little bit more quirky and unique than the usual things you see in the supermarkets. Cuckooland.com’s unique gifts provide a few ideas if you’re shopping away from the usual places. It’s nice to give something novel and unique as a gift, especially for the adults in your family.
Children are usually delighted with anything that bears the image of their favourite TV or film character. I lost count of how many things I found with minions on it this year. Like most kids, mine are a little bit mad for minions. There were bedding sets, cake making sets, robot minions, and stationery in the shops with those characters on. It’s a good thing in some ways because it means you can find something within your budget. But if your kids want to collect everything they possibly can, you’ll never keep up!
Older kids are quite easy to buy for when you know what their interests and hobbies are. If they’re into music, you can ask them who their favourite band is. Then you can find calendars, CDs, T-Shirts and notebooks with the group on. If they love playing football, you can always get them a new ball, or a great pair of boots. Perhaps you can stretch to a season ticket for their local team?
Grandparents are always tricky to buy for. I think they can get quite sentimental in their old age, and they seem quite content with photos of the kids. Looking for something a little more special? You could have a wall art or canvas produced of their favourite family picture. Or better still, why not invite them along to a studio photography session? Then you can all have a professional photo taken together.
The men in the family are often the hardest to buy for. Some of them are perfectly happy playing console games. Just get the latest game release and they’re happy. Others are quite into fitness, especially at this time of year! Gym subscriptions can be pricey. But activewear and fitness monitoring bands are just as good for gifts. Perfect if he’s determined to get in shape.
Who is your favourite person to buy a gift for?