Guest Blogger, Kara Masterson
Gift giving is definitely one of the most beloved aspects of the holidays. This is probably one reason people spend time attempting to purchase the perfect gift. Still, getting a gift your loved ones are going to love is not easy, but the following five ideas may help improve your chances.
Experience Is Awesome
A good idea is to simply gift your child with a great experience rather than an object. Yes, things are great, but sometimes it’s okay to surprise a child with something like a trip. Consider purchasing tickets to fairs, theme parks, or something similar, and place these tickets in a regular gift box or bag.
Another interesting idea might be giving your child the opportunity to treat themselves with a homemade treat. Give your kid a few dessert choices that can be made at home with your home. Try to choose something that your child has not had before and something that you feel confident about. Make sure you involve your kid in every part of the process.
You know the world is digital now, and your child is probably into all sorts of activities online. It may be a good idea to simply gift your kid enough credits or cash to purchase digital games or content online. There are several apps that might cost a little money, which could interest your child.
Sometimes the best thing you can do is help ensure that your kid has the current shirt or toy. Staying relevant amongst friends or peers is pretty important for kids or at least most kids. Your child might love the idea of having a Goku Riding Nimbus Hoodie or a star-wars themed shirt. Anything that features a pop culture star would be great. Sure, this might be costly, but your kid is going to feel pretty darn cool.
Class It Up
There is nothing more parent-y than giving your child the gift of knowledge. You do not have to resist the urge to give the gift of knowledge as long as you make it cool. Try to figure out a subject that your child is really interested in, and try to find a class that expands on this subject in a fun way. There are all sorts of classes that you can offer your kid, such as musical classes or a pottery class.
Hopefully, some of these ideas feel right for you and your kid. Make sure that you remember to listen to your child because your kid may say exactly what he or she wants this Christmas.