Having a child that is content, well looked after and loved is at the top of any parents priority list. We all want what’s best for our children and that means spoiling them as often as we can. However, the problem (if you can call it that) with spoiling out littles ones is that the other people in their lives want to spoil them too…which means finding gifts for birthdays, Christmas, other holiday celebrations, well done treats or just another way to say, I love you – can be super difficult. Buying duplicates of things, running out of ideas or simply giving your child more toys and gifts than they can play with can feel like a waste of money.
So, with that in mind, I’ve come up with 4 gifts your kids will actually love! Have a look and see if your little one would like any of these.
What could be a better way to express your love or your hope for their future than investing in it? From savings accounts to trust funds, ISA’s or even investment pieces – to find out more about investment pieces click here. By putting a little aside for them to enjoy when they’re older you can make a huge impact on their life. It can be the money towards a new car, the deposit on a home or even some money for them to embark on a travelling journey. The possibilities are endless.
A magazine subscription
The great thing about a magazine subscription is that it’s the gift that keeps on giving. You can subscribe to a magazine from 6/12 months and they’ll get to experience the excitement of receiving a new issue in the post every month. Not only that, but they might get a free gift every month and if you choose a topic that they’re interested in like baking, fishing, animals or dancing then it’s sure to encourage their passions. It’s great for boosting their reading skills too!
Does your child have a favourite hobby? Or maybe they’re looking for a new interest? Well, why not get them started or encourage their current passions with some lessons? From baking, to dance classes, swimming to horse riding, even painting, acting and photography. The possibilities are endless, and not only will they get the chance to enhance their current skills, but they can make new friends, boost their confidence, and have new experiences like competitions, travelling to National events and being amazed at what they can achieve.
Spend some quality time
They say that the greatest gift you can give someone is your time. And as far as children are concerned, then I couldn’t agree more. Choose a day where you can spend an entire day with them, let them choose what activities or where they want to spend the day and make lots of memories, take lots of photographs and just enjoy each other’s company. Go swimming, head to the zoo, eat a giant ice cream together and run along the beach.
A ping pong table
I recently bought my kids a ping pong table. I found a few super affordable ones on Amazon based on this website’s recommendations, and I simply went for it. Now, bear in mind, ping pong is not as super popular game in the US. So I was definitely frown upon by both friends and family members. That said, I thought, what the heck, it’s only a few hundred bucks for the table, 10 dollars for balls and 30 dollars for paddles. I’ve spent $400 on worse things in my life. To my surprise though, my kids loved it. And for good reason. Ping Pong is easy. There are few rules you really need to learn. And, of course, at the beginning everyone sucks at playing. That said, ping pong is super fun. And it makes my kids be competitive too which is a great skill to learn in life.
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