When you think of buying presents for kids, a new toy may be the first thing to come to mind. Take a minute to consider how many toys they already have, and you may want to look for other options. Luckily, there are some really great gift ideas that won’t add to household clutter or end up in the bottom of a toybox.
1. Personalized Books
Reading is so important for kids of every age, and who wouldn’t want to see their name memorialized in a book? A personalized birthday book is a great way to combine the two.
2. A Museum Membership
Is there a local museum or gallery that your kids love to visit? If so, then a membership is an excellent way to support a local organization while encouraging that passion. Annual passes can be surprisingly affordable, and it makes a great activity for the whole family.
3. A Pre-Loaded Piggy Bank
Money is a useful and practical gift, but cash in an envelope or gift cards are no fun to hand over. Dress up your financial contribution by adding money to a piggy bank and giving that instead. This is a gift that will continue to give for many years as it helps develop healthy spending and savings habits.
4. Craft Kits
Kids are masters of creativity, and a well-stocked craft kit can give them enough supplies for hours of fun. You can make your own from basic supplies or choose from an amazing assortment of themed box sets.
5. Lessons for Something They Enjoy
If the kids on your list have a passion they want to explore more deeply, lessons can give them a chance to do that. This isn’t just for older kids, either. Even babies can have fun at parent/child swim or music classes.
Finding the perfect gift doesn’t have to be a challenge. Sometimes, you simply have to think outside of the (toy) box for new and exciting ideas.