When it comes to buying gifts for your kids, whether it’s their birthday, Christmas, or simply congratulating them on passing exams, it can seem that you are spoilt for choice. The internet is full of great ideas on generic gifts that you get for your kids, but you may feel that they deserve something more personal and a gift that showcases their personality.
Can you buy personalised gifts without them costing a fortune, or seeming tacky? Yes, you can, and here are some gift ideas to get for kids who have different hobbies.
The Kid Who Likes to Cook
If you think you have a young Gordon Ramsay on your hands (barring the language), then you will want to ensure that they get the best chance to be a chef or cook. This doesn’t have to be heavy-handed, but you can invest in some child-friendly cookware, child-friendly cooking classes, or even food-based gifts. Many parents who are looking to inspire their children to go on to become cooks or chefs buy things like cheese hampers or even chocolate hampers which will expand their child’s palette.
The Kid Who Likes the Outdoors
Then there is the kid who lives at the park or in the garden, looking at bugs, and flowers and wanting to plant flowers. So, the key gift to get for this child is a set of plants. If you have this child alongside the one who likes cooking, you can please them both with a herb garden, fruit trees or bushes, and vegetable seeds. Or, if your child is interested in bugs, why not purchase an ant farm for them? Alternatively, help them to build a wildlife garden, which will only involve the purchasing of a few wildflower seeds.
The Kid Who Likes to Learn
Most kids love learning, but if you have a precocious child, it can be tough to know how exactly you can challenge their intellect without just sticking them in front of a computer all day. Get them books on the world, enroll them in a second language course, or aim to get them to engage in as many extracurricular activities as possible, such as learning how to play an instrument.
The Kid Who Likes Sports
If you have a child who likes nothing better than playing games, scoring goals, and being involved in sports, there are several gifts that you can give them. Of course, you can get them footballs and basketballs, but why not go further and get them a fold-down tennis net? Alternatively, you could enroll them in swim classes, which could lead to them competing in a tournament in the long term. If you want to curb some of their energy into thinking, you may be surprised to learn that chess is a sport.
The Kid Who Likes Animals
Nobody is going to tell you to get your kid a puppy, so don’t panic. If you are unable to keep pets but your kid loves animals, you can sponsor an animal for them. This doesn’t have to be a tiger, but it could be an animal at your local animal shelter. That way, they can visit the dog, cat, or other small furry, and give them a real sense of companionship.