Buying Gifts For Kids: The Impossible Made Possible

Posted on Jul 2 2014 - 6:04am by Charlie


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Buying a gift for a child is by no means an easy task – especially if it’s a surprise. Most kids will humour you and tell you the present is great, before slowly discarding it into the bottom of their toy box.

So, to put your mind at ease, here is a roundup of some of the best gift ideas for children!


Children love collecting things they are interested in. Many kids have certain things they are interested in where collectables are available, they could be interested in anime for example – in which case, an anime themed gift like an anime body pillow would be a nice idea. The list goes on for the most popular toys, and they are always changing over the years too. A little research could be helpful when buying these sorts of gifts. Whether it’s football memorabilia or toy cars and trucks. Charlie Bears are among the latest craze with children; they are charming, cute and act as a little playmate for your child. Who needs friends anyway?


Lego blocks were definitely my kind of thing when I was younger. I’d sit for hours and hours building towers and houses for all my little action figures to enjoy. I believe, Lego teaches children discipline, patience and a steady hand. Lego is also the perfect ice breaker, so if your child is new to the school, set up a playdate with one of their classmates and they are sure to bond whilst building.

Play Kitchen.

Play kitchens are a brilliant addition to the house for your child. Kids love to watch mum and dad cook, so a make believe kitchen with all the plastic utensils and food encourages children to use their imagination. It definitely doesn’t keep them quiet, mind.

Hidden Talent.

Young children are very impressionable, so why not invest in a musical instrument, like a small set of drums, or a guitar. At that age, children don’t know what their passion is. So being super mum or dad and presenting them with something that could prove to be educational and useful could get you some major parenting points. (Earplugs not included.)


Kids nowadays have grown more accustomed to electronic games and gadgets, but it never hurts to introduce a jigsaw that you and your child can sit and work on.

Less is more.

When it comes to buying gifts for children, less really is more. This doesn’t mean you have to be stingy – but at the same time, there’s no need to spend hundreds of pounds either.

It’s highly unlikely that a child will value the price of the gift. They’re much more likely to be impressed by what it can do. So don’t fret over price tags.

Plus, keep it simple. I remember when my parents bought my little sister a new bike. She ended up playing with the box more than the bike. Kids, eh?


Operation educates a child on where specific body parts are on the human body. It’s intense and extremely fun.

So, there are some top gift ideas to give your child. Remember, keep it safe and understand what they might like. Kids are so open about what they like and dislike, so the hard part is done for you. I particularly like the ‘less is more’ point, and I’m sure you do too.

Happy shopping!

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