Each year it becomes increasingly difficult to find ‘good’ Christmas gifts for kids. By ‘good’, I mean gifts that will stimulate the mind, encourage creativity or get the body moving. Most importantly, be FUN and make memories! Last year I gave you some gift ideas that helped you buy presents for nieces and nephews and this year, I am continuing this theme but with some super cool new ideas.
The Gift of Experience
Creating happy memories will live longer in the mind of your child then the passing fancy of a toy that is advertised on the TV today. Here is a list of experience gifts that you can buy for kids to enjoy (and make sure you buy a ticket for you to enjoy the experience with them!).
- Water parks
- Amusement parks
- Season voucher to the local pool
- Mini golf (my personal favourite)
- Sports Event
- Music Event
- Zip Lining
- Musical at the Theatre
- Ice Skating
- Roller Skating
- Ten Pin Bowling
Learn Something New Gift Ideas
I started playing the guitar when I was 19, imagine what a rock star I would be now if I had learnt to play when I was six?! Encouraging kids to learn and discover new talents is a gift that could last a lifetime. But make sure the tutor has experience teaching kids – the lessons need to be fun not a chore. Your aim is to still be the person that buys the best Christmas gifts for kids.
- Learn a musical instrument
- Knitting or sewing
- Baking and cooking
- Grow your own Veg Gardening Starter Kit or Class
This list of Christmas gifts for kids will get you thinking about fun ideas that will stop your kids collecting more stuff. Look out for our upcoming blog on fun things to do in the school holidays.
Barry Brunswick is an author. You can buy his books on Amazon, The War of The Turnips, The Secret Tale of the Cupboard Gnome, the short story collection Barry S. Brunswick’s Tall Tales and the new adventure of a generation – Dreamland Part 1 The Fabric of Dreams.