Do you dread shopping for kids? You know, the cringe-worthy toy displays at most big department stores. And let’s not even talk about the pressure of finding the perfect Christmas present for your child. We’ve all been there, done that, and can probably do that again in the future. But fear not!
Help is at hand this holiday season with some truly unique gifts that will put a massive smile on your child’s face. Without breaking the bank or requiring any brain power on your part. Unconventional gifts are always best, don’t you think?
DIY Rainbow Slime
Who doesn’t love slime? Rainbow slime is particularly popular among children as it’s such a novelty. Kids will have a great time combining and colouring various ingredients to create a rainbow of fun textures and visuals. There are loads of rainbow slime recipes. So you can make this slime on your own.
Add food colouring to the water to create a rainbow. Or just let the slime sit in air bubbles to create a more natural rainbow. The most important thing to remember is that rainbow slime is messy.
So either make it in a container you can use to clean up the mess. Or make a batch of slime and only give some of it to your child. You can also use colourful slime ingredients such as glitter, shredded paper, and confetti to create your own custom slime recipe.
Real Model Trains
Trains are the ultimate childhood fantasy. And now you can make that dream a reality by gifting your child with a set of Live steam train toys. Your child can spend hours playing with these sets, and they’re even better than expensive toys.
These sets are made of durable materials, so they can be thrown around without breaking. And they also have working features and functions, such as lights and sounds.
In addition, these toy sets are more extensive than most children’s toys, so they’re perfect for older kids and their siblings. You can also gift a set to a grandchild or cousin who’d love a set like this.
An Amazon gift card is the ultimate gift for children because it allows them to choose what they want themselves. And it’s something they can use for years to come. You can buy various gift cards for different amounts, everything from £20 to £500.
You can also purchase gift cards for single items or a combination of things. There are many ways to use an Amazon gift card. You can add them to a child’s Amazon account, and they’ll be able to choose what they want with the money. Like the latest star wars gifts.
Plus, you can also give an Amazon gift card to your elderly relatives, so they have a way to buy groceries and medications.
Pretend Play Set
A pretend play set is a must-have for any child’s toy collection. Pretend play sets are designed to encourage imaginative play while providing various play activities to keep your kids entertained.
Pretend play sets can be used in a variety of ways. You can use them to engage your child in imaginative play, especially when they’re bored. Or you can also use them as a way to help your child with their daily skills and develop their social skills.
And you can use pretend play sets as a creative outlet for your child when they’re having difficulty focusing or feeling overwhelmed. There is a variety of pretend play sets available. From sets that come with themed play activities to sets that provide a large amount of versatility.
Book Box Lunchbox
A book-themed lunch box is an excellent gift for kids who are obsessed with books. Kids can use these lunch boxes to pack their favourite foods and snacks, making it a great way for them to self-soothe and relax if they’re feeling overwhelmed or under stress.
You can choose from a variety of book-themed lunch boxes. A good option is a lunch box with a book theme representing their interests. Like a Harry Potter themed one for the magic obsessed. You can also choose from lunch boxes with insulated dividers or lunch boxes with a built-in thermos.
Art Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt is a perfect gift for kids who love adventure. And are always looking for opportunities to try new things and explore new places. A scavenger hunt is an exciting way to spend the day with your child, where you’re trying to find various items related to a particular theme while exploring new areas in your city.
Not only that, but a scavenger hunt is an excellent gift for kids of all ages. But it’s especially great for teenagers who love being adventurous and the idea of being part of a team. During a scavenger hunt, you and your child work as a team to find all the items related to the theme and explore new places in your city.
Coding is in, whether you like it or not. With the popularity of maker initiatives such as Code.org and Co-op, learning the basics of programming is now a part of growing up.
A coding kit has everything your budding coders will need to get started on their path to a career in tech. It’s a fantastic gift for any 12-year-old who’s interested in computers. Or for a parent who wants to encourage their child’s interest in tech.
Most coding kits allow coders to create apps for their phones, write code in Python, and more.
Nerf Gun And Ammo Set
The Nerf gun revolution is upon us. If you haven’t heard about the Nerf wars yet, you’ll soon be a convert. Nerf gun wars are a brilliant way to get kids outside and enjoy some exercise at the same time.
Most Nerf guns come with a bunch of ammo and Nerf balls. So you don’t have to go out and buy your own supplies. And if your kid isn’t into Nerf wars yet, you can always use them for the backyard Halloween bash or the summer barbecue.
You can’t go wrong with a doll for Christmas, but these look-a-like dolls are extra special. They’re handmade and designed to look like your child. These dolls have many options, from your child’s name to their favourite book to a cute saying.
If these are a bit out of your price range. Get creative. You can pick up lots of different dolls for great prices online. Then make little DIY updates to look like your bundle of joy.
Paint pens are back and better than ever. They’ve been around for years now, but they’re still one of the best gifts you can buy for a child. All you have to do is buy some paint pens and a piece of paper, and you’re ready to go.
Paint pens come in a wide variety of colours and are easy to use. Simply write with them on whatever paper you want to use, and then give those creations to your child. They’ll love how easy it is to draw with them, and you’ll love how easy it is to provide a sweet, artistic gift.
Whatever The Heck You Can Find
If you don’t know what to get for your child, there’s nothing wrong with just getting them whatever the heck you can find. In fact, that’s probably the best gift you can give your child this holiday season.
So make a day of it and just look around online and in local, independent stores. You’re bound to find something. Some other unconventional gifts you can give your child this holiday season include homemade crafts, games, puzzles, and more.