Buying The Right Gift - Top Tips!
Unique Gift Ideas For Kids
As parents we are always looking for toys for our children, from babies to teenagers. Do YOu always struggle finding the right gift or a gift? Here are some top ideas to gift giving. Don't get wrapped up in the educational toys, action figures toys, electronic toys, collectable toys, wooden toys, talking toys, wind up toys and so many other different toys that I can’t write them all down. But which toys are the best toys for our children? That is the question all parents want to know and find out. During Christmas or Birthdays, toys are the most important part of these special occasions. After much research, here are the toys that ranked in the top for our children of today;
Top Gifts By Age Group
For Babies or Toddlers Between The Ages of 1-3
Little People by Fisher-Price
Laugh and Learning Puppy by Fisher-Price
Stack Around SillyTown by Fisher-Price
My First Dollhouse by Fisher-Price
Light Up Learning Phone by V Tech
Littlest Pet Shop by Littlest Pet Shop
For Children The Ages of 4-7
Fun 2 LearningComputerCoolSchool by Fisher-Price
Walk and Giggle Doll by Mattel
Leapfrog Tag Learning System by Leapfrog
Wooden Shape Sorting Clock by Melissa and Doug
Triple Hit Baseball by Fisher-Price
Thomas The Train by Thomas & Friends
Kids The Ages of 5-8
Polly Pockets by Mattel
Nintendo DSi by Nintendo
Ultimate Bumble Bee Transformer by Hasbro
Crayola Hannah Montana Light Up Designer Studio by Binney & Smith
Power Rangers Action Figures by TRU
Any footballs, baseballs, swords and guns by Nerf
Older Kids From Ages 9-12
IlluStory by Creations by you
Fashion Studio by SmartLab
Wii by Nintendo
Bakugan Board Game by Bakugan
PSP by Playstation
Cranium Games by Cranium
Teenagers From Ages 13-16
IPod by Apple
Itouch by Apple
Yes, this list is broad but it will help you as you are deciding to choose a gift for the child within that age range. Action figures like Power Rangers, Ben 10, GI Joe, and Transformers are always a hit with boys from 5 to 8 years of age. In fact, Barbie dolls that I don’t list above are wonderful for girls from 4 to 10 years of age.
I like to buy my son toys like an action figures to work on his imagination and this helps him when he is playing. Let your children get bored, they will start using there imagination and it is wonderful to see them start playing and watch as they develop games, people, and places in their little minds. In addition, I like to buy him educational toys as well, like the Leapster by Leapfrog, the cartridge games for drawing, learning your alphabet and sounding out your words.
Keep in mind that children of any age should be playing and playing a lot, not just watching TV. Interaction with parents is very important so I suggest that parents play with their children as much as possible but don’t let your child become dependent on you as a playmate. It is fine line, I know.
As parents, we know that children grow (as much as we hate it) and then start getting more into bikes, motorcycles, skateboards or scooters. Most girls and boys like board games as they get older or camera’s or phones. Not to mention the IPod that is very important for most teenagers. They grow so fast and want the bigger items like a new wardrobe or cell phones. But for my nieces and nephews I try to buy books and board games because I think it is important that the read and learn to play games. Clothes are great gifts but not toys in the teenage years. I love board games as presents because we can play together as a family and I think that is very important for us all.
As your children get older they want to spend less time with you so make sure during all of these years that you have toys that you can play with them, if possible. Regardless if they are wooden or electronic, play with your kids. The Wii is our favorite toy in our house because we have “bowling night” and “baseball night.” It is good for our family; we laugh, and just have fun with each other. So review the toys for your kids, nieces or nephews and think before you buy. Make it special; make it fun and most of all make the toys about them and what they need to develop and grow as the years go by.