Children’s Gifts

Children represent the most significant demographic of people that need to be gifted. We all have a child in our lives (ours or a friend’s or relative’s) that celebrates birthdays, Halloween, Christmas, and many other occasions. So how do you know what to gift a child?

There are various things to consider before buying children’s gifts. Such considerations include age, interests, safety, practicality, and lifespan. However, age is the most essential aspect, and that is what we will focus on today.


Age is when shopping for children’s gifts. Almost every age group children progress through requires different gifts. Let’s quickly go through the various age groups and the most appropriate gifts for them.


According to developmental experts, children below the age of one are the easiest to shop for. In this age group, children are often more excited by the box the gift comes in than the actual gift itself. Additionally, if you’re shopping for someone’s child, it is important to ask a child’s parent what they would like as a gift for the child at this age.


Two years old are also relatively easy to gift. Children experts believe that two-year-olds are often more excited by items that are already in the house. Therefore a simple toy would do for a two-year-old.

3 and 4

Three and four-year-olds are beginning to explore and develop their imagination. Therefore, you should shop for gifts that enthralled them through storytelling, pretend play, and exploration. Gifts such as building blocks and mini instruments are perfect for children this age.

5 and 6

Five and six-year-olds require toys that engage their sense of humor and fair play. Additionally, it is a good idea to get them gifts that help them work together. Puzzles and hidden picture books make excellent gifts for children this age. You can also get them walkie-talkies, and children’s kitchen sets to help them develop their social bonds and teamwork.

7 and 8

Seven and eight-year-olds like stories and creating things. It is important to get this age group gifts that engage them in elaborate fantasy play. Gifts such as LEGO decoration kids and children’s gadgets such as cameras are excellent for this age group. Additionally, you can consider chemistry lab sets and magnetic dartboards, which can help children in this age group further develop their mortar skills.

9 and 10

Nine and ten-year-olds are quickly approaching their tween year

s. As a result, toys are becoming less interesting for this age group, besides a few exceptions. Good gifts to get children of this age include bicycles, board games, and science kits.

11 and 12

Eleven and twelve-year-olds are probably the most challenging age group to shop for. These children are in their tween years, teetering on the edge between teenagehood and childhood. Therefore it is important to get their stamp of approval by getting them adult-like gifts. Gifts such as electronic gadgets and more advanced board games are excellent for this age group.


Shopping for teenagers requires intuition. Parents know by this age, the children already have various interests. Therefore it is important to shop according to your child’s interests and get them gifts that suit their hobbies most. If you’re shopping for someone else’s teenager, simply ask the parents what their children are most interested in and use that as your foundation for selecting the perfect gift.

Now that you have a rough idea of what to consider when shopping for every age group, also think about how safe and practical the gifts you’re getting for children are. As we have discussed in previous blogs, practicality is a significant part of what makes an excellent gift. You want to get a child a gift they can use almost daily, and by doing that, you ensure the child thinks about you every time they use that gift. Finally, let’s not forget about safety. Always think about how safe a gift is to a child before buying it for them. Don’t go buying gifts such as bows and arrows for a child, knowing they can harm themselves. Let us be safe and practical when making our children happy.

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