The Best Gifts for Kids This Christmas

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Christmas is just round the corner and this is a time everyone – young and old – is out to buy presents for their loved ones. Parents like you are no different. You want to give your child everything they need and deserve, but when it comes to gifts, things get a little tricky. 

You want them to have something they like and appreciate, while at the same time making sure that it is useful and functional for them. Most of the time parents end up thinking too much about what to gift their kids when the best options are not that difficult to guess of find. Take a look at these suggestions.

A Book for the Nerd

“A good book is like a good friend. It will stay with you for the rest of your life.” – Charlie Lovett

This Christmas, don’t just give your child a present; give them a friend they can hold on to. If your child loves to read, there is nothing better than a bunch of good books as a Christmas gift for them. Allow your kids to escape into the fantastical realm of some of the best kids’ books in Australia. Trust us, they’ll love a new stack of amazing reads they can peruse and they’ll love you even more for encouraging them. 

Whale Watching for the Animal Lover

Well, you’ve probably already thought of gifting them a pet this time around, but that’s something that can wait till their next birthday too, right? They’ll be older and more responsible by then to handle a pet. Why not take your kids whale watching instead? December is the time when the whales return to the Australian shores – particularly those of Sydney – with their offspring. It will indeed be a lifetime experience for you and the kids. You can book exciting whale watching tours at Oz Whale Watching

Art Supplies for the Artist

Do you see a budding Sidney Nolan in one of your little ones? Well, this could be the best time to give them just what they need to create their first ever masterpiece. Good to Play Toys offers a variety of art supplies for you to choose from. Whether your child is just out of the crib or inching into their teenage, there is little chance you can go wrong with some quality art supplies.

Something They’ve Always Wanted

Kids have a habit of telling us every now and then about something they’d like to have. It could be a bicycle, the wireless headphones, a trip to Disneyland, or a cat – kids want what they want. However, you as a parent aren’t always in a position to give them what they want. Sometimes they’re too young for it, at others you just don’t have that kind of money. Christmas is a great time to make up for that. 

Don’t overthink, just get them what they always wanted or you know they would love – the joy on their face when they open that gift will be a priceless sight to behold!

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