Kids and adults all like receiving gifts and surprises from their loved ones. Birthdays are that time of the year when you can shower your kids with gifts and surprise them with their favourite toy or game. Birthdays are also special because your baby gets to be the centre of attention as all their friends and family are gathered around them. With so many options in the market, deciding on a perfect age-appropriate gift becomes a mind wreaking task for many.
Birthday Gift Ideas for Kids
Be it your baby girl or boy, both are equally precious and deserve the best on their big day. Kids from the age of 3 onwards understand the working of toys and are also at that stage where their psychomotor skills are almost completely developed. They enjoy entertainment gadgets and are also eager to learn the operation by handling them themselves. Kids look forward to their birthdays as that day brings so many unique birthday presents and surprises. Here are some unisex gift ideas that your kids are sure going to love.
1. Remote Control Helicopter
Kids get ecstatic when they get to fly a remote-controlled helicopter. The idea of controlling a flying object and taking it to places is just so exhilarating for them. This has to be one of the best toy gifts for kids of age 5 years and above. You can gift them to younger kids too but then you will have to continuously entertain them yourself as kids younger than 5 won’t be able to operate a remote-controlled helicopter. Not only toy helicopters are a great entertaining device, they also enhance a child’s attention span and concentration level. Operating the helicopter will improve a child’s dexterity and fine motor skills.
2. Boxing Set with a Punching Bag
It is only natural for a normal child to have a lot of energy. A punching bag with boxing gloves is a great thing to have at home for your kids to channel their energy into something positive. The punching bag allows kids to enhance their defence skills as well as develop fine motor skills and coordination. You can also hold competitions amongst your kids as this would instil competitiveness in your child and help him build confidence.
3. Inflatable Swimming Pool
Kids love to swim but the pool centres have a fixed timing and also a high membership fee. A large full-sized inflatable kids swimming pool made out of durable and strong materials can be a total substitute to a real pool.
Secondly, they are portable so can be placed anywhere outside in the backyard or the rooftop etc. These pools come in all sizes, shapes and colours. Not only kids, elders too can take a dip whenever they want to. Fill the pool with kiddie toys and make sure to keep a close watch when kids are playing in the pool.
4. Board Games
There is nothing like bonding over fun indoor games with your kids. Board games are a great birthday gift and can be used for enhancing your child’s mental capabilities, decision-making skills and also help them build confidence with taking initiative and responsibility. Indoor games like Chess, Chinese Checkers, Pictionary, Monopoly, Ludo, Candy Land etc are easily available in most toy stores and are also easy to understand and learn. Regular game nights with friends and family will bring immense joy to the kids and also motivate them to be pro-active and take part in fun activities.
5. Art Supplies
Boys and girls both like playing with stuff that brings out the artist in them. Gift them art supplies form your local art suppliers or order them online as they are multiple options that you can find. Art supplies can include sketchbooks, colour pencils, poster paints, crayons, painting or colouring surfaces, painting canvas, playdough, markers, tape, paper, stickers, glitter, sculpture items, cardboard, chalk etc.
Whatever you plan to gift to your kid on his birthday, make sure to buy from the right source and the right product. Also, make sure not to gift very small items as they can be choking hazards and can prove to be devastating. Items bought for kids should be child-safe, environmentally friendly and free of any toxic chemicals or elements.