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Top Gifts For Kids

It isn’t always easy to buy a good gift for a kid; they often have a lot already, or it can be hard to determine exactly what it is they would like. Unlike adults who have a good idea of what they want when it comes to a birthday or Christmas, children are often more vague. They might not even be able to articulate exactly what it is they want.

While this might seem frustrating, there are ways around this, including surprising your children with an unknown gift rather than letting them know what you are planning to buy them. We’ve put together some general ideas of the kinds of things that kids might enjoy; think of the personality of the person you are buying for, and that should help to narrow it down.

Outside Toys

Toys that can be used in the yard, in the playpark, or generally outside are a great gift idea. Not only are they a lot of fun, but they tend to promote exercise. It helps to persuade children who spend all their time indoors looking at their screens, playing video games, or watching TV, go outside. Although these activities do have their place, going outside from time to time is also good, and is better for their health.

You might choose play equipment like a trampoline, jungle gym, or swing set, for example. These can be sized to fit any yard, and are a great way to enjoy the outside more. Or perhaps you want something that will allow the child to travel to other places like a bike, scooter, or kids electric motorcycles. These can offer a little added freedom for the child, and so they are often an exciting and well-received gift.

Board Games

Board games are another great gift idea for kids. They may seem somewhat old-fashioned these days, but when you think of all the technology that children can play with, board games are a fantastic way to take a break from the technology. Once the rules have been explained and mastered, they can be something that occupies the entire family for hours at a time.

Ideal for rainy days, family nights, or just when they (and you) have had enough of TV or tablets, a board game can really be a welcome break. You can choose from the old classics that you will know yourself such as chess, Monopoly, Scrabble, or Clue, but there are hundreds of new games coming onto the market every year, so you should be able to find something that perfectly fits your child’s personality.

You might even find that a simple deck of cards is enough to provide them with many hours of entertainment. This simple yet versatile gift can be used to play solo games or to play games with family and friends. It can even be used to learn magic tricks with.

Video Games

Even though they are not great to play with all the time, children do enjoy video games and the fun that they can deliver. As long as there is a rule about how long they can be played for, giving a child the game, they have been longing for will definitely put a big smile on their face.

Some games are educational and can teach the child many useful skills, so don’t discount them completely – you might be able to give more than the gift of a game; you could give the child the gift of learning too.

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Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!

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