Whilst toddlers may not fully understand the meaning behind Christmas, the holiday season is still an exciting time for them. Fun decorations, Christmas music, family visits, tonnes of attention and of course present, definitely make this a time of year little ones thoroughly enjoy
Buying a present for a toddler can be quite tricky. Children this age are very hard to predict, whilst one might love a cuddly bear, another might not even give it a second look. A fun and the simple toy is always a good idea that doesn’t cost you too much. Make sure it’s not too noisy and there are no small parts before buying them though. At 1-3 years, children are also starting to explore and walk around the family home. A sit on vehicle or pram they can use to push around is definitely something they’ll enjoy, although these can set you back quite a lot of money!
Babies, on the other hand, are a lot more content playing with 2-3 toys which they’ll probably already have. For babies, clothes can be a great present the parents will thank you for. As any parents know, buying clothes for a child is frustrating as they constantly grow out of their outfits and stain them.
When buying clothes, bright and colorful pieces are always welcome. At Christmas time, a onesie or winter accessories will always be welcome. If you’re buying ahead for the Spring or Summer time make sure to take into account the age of the child and how they might have grown by then. If you’re tight on cash, consignment stores such as Swap.com offer premium brand children’s clothes at a discounted rate, as long as you don’t mind buying second-hand clothes! You can check this site to get more information about it.
If you’re shopping for your own child, a similar item to one they already own and enjoy is a good way to go. If your child is quiet and thoughtful, a coloring book or puzzle is a good choice. If your child is quite hyperactive (aren’t they all?) a scooter, train set or musical instrument can be really fun for them. This could also be the time to kick start your child’s learning, a children’s book can be a great present which you can read to them with.
However, as we said before, buying for children can be really unpredictable so always make sure to keep the receipts just in case. Whatever you go for, don’t worry too much. The holiday season is a wonderful time of year that you should always make the most of!