What can you possibly buy for kids that have everything? Christmas is fast approaching and so begins the onset of panic...what on earth are you going to buy for your friends, family and loved ones? As if buying gifts for adults wasn't difficult enough, you have the worry of Christmas toys for children! Nowadays it is usually safe to assume that if a child wants something, he or she usually gets it. So what can you possibly buy for a child that already has everything they could want? Well there really is no need to panic, there are ways to buy gifts that will surprise and impress even the most spoilt of children if you think outside the box.
Well the key to present buying is simple - be thoughtful! Know your audience and don't worry about how much you feel you SHOULD spend on a present as it really is the thought that counts. If you know a little boy who likes tractors, but has all the tractor toys he could ever need, why not buy him a tractor money box? Variations such as this on something that you already know someone likes will usually be well received.
Novelty gifts aren't necessarily cheesy or cheap and personalising items that could otherwise seem boring, for example a mug or photoframe, is a great way to show someone you care and have put thought into their Christmas gift. Items such as children's cutlery can easily be engraved to add a personal touch to what might otherwise be deemed an impersonal gift. Almost any gift can be personalised, making it different and something that isn't already owned! For example, a Disney Princess Adventure Book can be personalised to make it even more special for a little girl! A novelty finger drumkit or guitar is a great gift for a child who has a passion for music and is one of the more unusual Christmas toys.
If you think a child has everything, it is likely that they just have everything that they know they want.
That does not necessarily mean that something unexpected or not requested won't make a good gift! Standard cuddly toys make for slightly boring gifts, however, a personalised singing teddy bear is a completely different matter!! Microwavable cuddly toys are also a neat idea, as they can be used as hot water bottles making them extra specially cuddly and loveable...and most importantly, different!
Christmas toys don't necessarily have to be toys, either. Grow your own plants have become increasingly fashionable, for example grow your own Bonsai Tree and these are educational as well as different.
You can also adopt an endangered animal for a child, for example adopt an elephant, orangutan, dolphin or brown bear gift pack. Not only would this gift help a charity, it would teach a child more about the world we live in and the dangers to animals, encouraging a kindness and appreciation for nature. It also comes with a very cute cuddly toy elephant, so provides a toy to play with whilst helping a global cause! What more could you want from a Christmas gift? Children love cute animals and cuddly toys and this is an amazing way to provide that, whilst also educating them.
A pack to make your own scrapbook or doll would be great for a child who loves photographs and being artistic and helps enlighten a creative side. This also creates a gift that can be kept for many years and will always remain special. For example, the pack that provided the kit won't remain, but the scrapbook of memories will and something like that will be kept safe for years to come.
There are plenty of options to make an average gift more interesting, so don't panic if you find yourself searching for a gift for a child who has everything! Just think outside the box, no one has everything and there are always ways to take a normal gift, for example a money box, and make it unusual, by personalising or engraving it. There are enough variations on gifts and novel ideas for you to be able to totally surprise a loved one with something fresh and new, no matter how little it costs. Putting that extra thought into a gift before purchasing it will make the difference between buying something already owned and buying something cool and impressive. Christmas shopping doesn't have to be stressful, it can be fun for both the buyer and the recipient! Happy shopping!