Christmas comes around only once a year, so it’s only natural for most kids to eagerly await the season. Picking right toys and other gifts for kids and teens to get them away from their phones and computer games is probably a wise choice. Here are some tips to help you shop for your son, a relative or a friend.
Dressing up is a really fun activity for most kids and they’ll be able to embody characters from their favourite cartoon or TV show. A few examples for costumes for kids include Star Wars outfits, especially storm troopers and Luke Skywalker, which comes with a light sabre. Others include dinosaur costumes- T rex is the most popular- also pirates, superheroes, skeletons and various animals. Let their imagination run riot. These will also come in handy if they ever attend a costume party.
It’s no secret that boys love anything with wheels. Airplane models, car models, tricycles, scooters and pedal cars will be universally appreciated. Kids will experience a great deal of enjoyment riding these while also getting exercise. Teens will appreciate scooters or bicycles as well as models, collectibles and kits. Other such toys include slot cars which can be enjoyed by both young children and adolescents. Just make sure there are no hazardous parts for little children and always check the age requirements before buying. Also make sure they are of good quality and durable.
Another popular choice for gifts is construction and building sets, which come with many features and pieces. These will ensure that kids have endless hours of fun while they also learn the basics of design and structure as well as math and logic. Consider Lego sets, wooden Thomas trains, toy soldiers and building blocks. These come in various themes as well, so you can choose whatever you think the child in question will like most. Also take their age into consideration and select what is most suitable. These are perfect for group activities too.
Board games and cards
Board games will allow the involvement of multiple people, and adults can join in as well. They are thus a great choice for group activities, while helping in the improvement of skills such as memory, language and logic. Consider games such as Monopoly, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit and Snakes and Ladders. As to cards, you can choose from Happy Families to a normal card pack to Uno and Snap. Games such as Chess will also improve skills in logic and strategy. Boys of any age will appreciate the above gift ideas which make great seasonal tokens.