If you are a grandmother or a grandfather, buying gifts for your grandchildren should be quite easy. You have a lot of options: from personalized presents that you can even do yourself to store gifts.
If you have very young grandchildren, you definitely should think about toys, toys and toys. The kids love them: from educational ones that help develop their skills (puzzles, Lego, wooden blocks), the ones that help develop their imagination (costumes, kitchen set, doctor kit) to the ones that simply scream out fun, like: a bubble gun, which your toddler will definitely love, stuffed animals or dolls that can be accessorized by your granddaughter.
If your grandchildren are a tad older, like 9- 12, you can offer them an ant farm that comes in a blue gel and your grandson will be fascinated by the way ants build their entire colony “infrastructure”. The girls this age are already starting to be interested in fashion: you can even go with them on a shopping spree, but not until you discuss a budget limit, and this way she can buy what she likes and the two of you can spend time together. If you want to go on a more educational side, you can invite your grandchildren at an exhibition you know they will enjoy.
If your grandchildren are teenagers, you can purchase gadgets. Kids love to listen to music wherever they go, therefore an iPod or an MP3 player are great choices. If you are not that tech savvy you can ask your son or daughter to help you a little bit with this one. You definitely know what kind of sport your grandchild loves practicing, so you can buy items that are useful in that particular sport.
Your grandchildren will surely appreciate the personalized gift that you make yourself: you can purchase a regular photo frame, which you can paint yourself and add a picture of you and him/ her or make an album in which you can put the most important pictures of your grandchild’s life. However, if you are not that good at arts and crafts, this site can help you with personalized gifts.11
You can go two ways when you buy a gift for a 1 year old toddler: either buy something that the baby will enjoy in the present time or you can purchase or make items that capture certain moments of the kid’s life.
If you want to buy toys that will entertain him right now there are a few, let’s call them rules, that you will have to comply: first of all, make sure that the items you buy are non toxic; second of all, look on the toy’s tag and see the age ranges and third of all, think sensations.
One year olds are still fascinated by everything that implies color, sound, light; you will notice that they grab the toys and touch them and chewing is also important as teeth start to surface. Try to get toys that are as colorful as possible: babies love stuffed animals and if you can purchase such a toy that also makes sounds: it sings, talks, imitate animal sounds it would be great, as it helps the baby’s cognitive development.
You can also get the baby special items that he can chew and in this way relief the pressure in his gums. This funny looking toy is made out of natural rubber, it is easy to grasp and it is safe for the baby to chew it.
If you want to make a gift that will remain over time, you can choose to purchase a personalized album with the baby’s name engraved on the cover, which the parents or you can fill it up with the most important pictures. If the parents decide to have a small birthday party for the toddler, make them the proposition to let you film the party and the baby’s reactions to what he receives. These kinds of gifts have a long life and the toddler, when he is not going to be a toddler anymore, will have fun and laugh looking at them.11
Getting a gift for a 3 year old child should be fun and not such a difficult task. Kids at this age already have their own little personality, preferences and demands. If you are not quite sure about what the child likes, you can even ask his/ her parents.
Three year old girls would love, for example, a doll house with all that little furniture; this way, she imagines that her dolls live in a house just like she does. Certain manufacturers (Barbie) also give sets of a doll and her own house. Girls might also love dress up dolls that come with several clothes and accessories and the child can have her own catwalk.
Boys at this age really enjoy cars, little trains and so on. Train sets can come with tracks that are pretty simple or even with tracks that have a more complicated route. Also, 3 year old boys may like dinosaurs or animals, so a pop out book on this subject would be ideal. You can purchase a ZipBin Dinosaur Playset that comes with an exterior board with scenery and 2 dinosaurs.
Books, however, are on the liking of both girls and boys. Although they can not read at this age, they are fascinated by the pictures, pop out figures and they love to listen to their parents reading to them. You should try to get books that are as colorful as they can be and best, try to get interactive books.
Other great gifts for 3 year old are: a DVD with a classic Disney cartoon with which you can not go wrong, a costume with his/ her favorite character or a doll with his/ her favorite character.
When you want to buy a gift for 3 year old, you just have to keep in mind the word: fun and, honestly, the rest comes easily.11
When you get the mission of choosing a gift for an one year old child it is not that hard, because babies at this age are pretty much enthusiastic about anything they receive. However, you do have to keep in mind the fact that the toddler is all about sensations.
First of all, colors: try and pick toys that are as colorful as they can be; second of all, sound: children at this age are fascinated by toys that sing, talk or make any other noises. Also, 1 year olds love to hear animal sounds. Therefore, you can purchase a singing guitar that also has buttons, which once pushed, they make animal sounds.
Third of all, chewing: at the age of one, babies are struggling with the growth of their teeth and discomfort caused by this; if you want to ease the child’s discomfort, you can buy toys that are made out of special materials or that are filled with a special gel. Make sure that the materials are non toxic.
And the last important thing is represented by touch; kids at this age are curious about the world around them and they love to squeeze toys or any other items. You can purchase balls that are not too big, but also not too small (so they don’t swallow it) that are made of flexible materials and the baby can squeeze it without any danger.
Also, because one year old babies are already starting to crawl, you can buy toys that they can push: cars, little trains, ducks and so on. Because they already start to move around and use their hands a little bit more, as their dexterity gets better every day, you can purchase: shake toys that have to be shaken in order to make a noise or little baskets where the parents can place a few of the child’s toys. Babies absolutely love to tip them over and make a mess and then try to put the toys back.11
Buying gifts for a 1 year old baby girl is pretty easy, but you do have to comply to certain rules, like: the toys have to be safe for this age and the materials should be non toxic, non allergic. Thankfully, if you buy the items from a decent dedicated kids shop, all this information is written on the tags.
Therefore, you have to keep in mind that a year old is fascinated by colors, sounds and shapes. You can buy toys that sing and the baby can mumble along, forcing her to develop her language skills. You can also get any kind of toys that beep, rattle and snore; for example, you can buy a pretty pink teddy bear that snores. The girl will definitely fall in love with it.
Bathing toys are very fun for a year old; bath time is one of the funniest experiences for a baby and some toys to play with while the parents are washing her are more than welcomed.
There are also items that help the child develop her problem solving skills and realize the space limitations. You can purchase the so called nesting toys that pretty much work on the Matrioshka dolls principle. Other fun gifts can be: shape sorters; basically, the baby will have to learn the shapes of the objects and try to get a round item through a round hole or a squarish item through the right whole. Babies love these kinds of toys and the manufacturers have started to make them more colorful.
Of course, another great option for a baby girl are clothes. You can choose from beautiful, delicate dresses to headbands that are adorned with flowers or butterflies. However, at this age the parents will appreciate this kind of gift more than the baby.
Books are great choices for babies and this link will direct you to a list of twelve books dedicated to 1 year olds.11
Girls at this age are already starting to be interested in fashion and how they look. You have to keep in mind that kids today are pretty precocious and they are nothing alike the 80’s or 90’s children.
Girls at this age would love to receive clothes, accessories, perfumes and even small purses. Of course, all of these gifts should, still, be appropriate for their age. You can buy a beautiful dress to make her feel special, combined with a pretty headband. You can also get accessories for hair, bracelets, and necklaces with flowers or funny animals. Another hot trend now is represented by the handmade accessories, which girls just love, mainly because they are unique.
Although, at this age, they already start to care about how they look and want to have pretty clothes, they are still children. Therefore, no girl at this age would refuse toys. You can buy her a pretty teddy bear or, why not, the everlasting Barbie doll. You can even get a secret Barbie journal. Also, a musical box would be a great choice.
As for more technological presents, you can buy MP3 players or iPods as 10 year old girls already have their favorite boy bands or girl bands. If you want to emphasize on the educative part, there are plenty of things from where you can choose: books, encyclopedias, atlases, puzzles and so on. Of course, no one would refuse a great pair of roller skates or a bike; remember to also buy the safety equipment.11
Choosing the right gifts for five year old girls is not a difficult task by any means. First of all, five year old children are full of energy: they run around, they climb trees, they play hide and seek, they ride bikes, roller skate and so on.
Specifically for girls is the fact that at the age of 5, they are already interested in clothes, accessories; not in the sense that they are crazy about fashion, but now they understand that they are different from boys and they simply love to wear beautiful things. In this category you can choose from a bunch of clothes: from a pretty skirt to a beautiful dress or a Hello Kitty t shirt. In the accessories area, you can buy a nice colorful bracelet, hair accessories (headbands, hair clips with cute ribbons) and even a small purse.
Leaving aside the girly gifts, let’s not forget that girls at this age are super active. You can buy them roller skates or beautifully designed girl bikes; but keep in mind that you will also have to purchase safety equipment. Other great choices are: a colorful skipping rope, a badminton set and a volley ball.
Also, girls love toys, toys, toys and again toys. You can purchase from Barbie dolls to animal toys, dollhouses, kitchen sets. However, you can also emphasize on the educative part of toys. You can buy legos, puzzles that are appropriate for their age, of course, interactive encyclopedias, and beautiful story books. You will not fail if you give a five year old girl a drawing notebook or modeling paste from which the kid can realize her own bracelets or make small figurines. These items are not only fun, but they also have an educative part that help the child in her thinking abilities and in developing her imagination and different skills; or why not, help her discover new skills.
Another good choice could be a DVD with a classical Disney cartoon, which children, no matter if they are girls or boys, absolutely love.11
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No matter how old she is, she can’t be too young or too old to receive some gifts for her birthday. There are many things that you might give to a little girl, for example to a 2 years old for her birthday. In this article I am going to present you some ideas regarding 2nd birthday gifts girls.
This is one of the most classic gifts of them all, and you can be sure that no little girl would be able to say ‘No’ to a nice stuffed animal. Also you should know that at this age the bigger the toy the better, so you might be looking for a giant giraffe, lion, or teddy bear. Another thing that you should remember is to make sure that the toy has no elements that could harm the little one.
There are numerous kinds of toys that you might get and that would help her develop different kinds of skills that she could use later. There are those educational DVDs that have all the favorite animations and that teach different kinds of songs and other things that she might like. Other ideas include building blocks, and other toys that help her recognize the shape and size of the items.
3. Piggy bank
It is true that at the age of 2 the majority of children don’t really understand the value of a piggy bank. It might be a good idea to put some money in it and also to put a note with a sentimental message that she will be able to value later on. Also you should make sure that the piggy bank is colorful or it has a ribbon to catch the eye of the birthday girl. Also you might give a little teddy bear or some candy or sweets that she might enjoy right away.
You might see that there are many options regarding 2nd birthday gifts girls and there are many ideas that a little girl would like. Toys never go out of fashion, and in case you don’t have any other idea, yu might get some clothes as well, just that you should know her size.11
Getting a birthday gift for a four year old girl should be a lot of fun, after all you will get to spend some time in a toy store and you will put a big smile on a little girl’s face. You might however be a little unsure on what to get, especially if the little girl is not your own, but there is no need to worry. You could always ask the parents for tips or do a little research online. The most important things to remember is that you’re present should be safe and age appropriate. Here are some useful ideas to help you get a great birthday gift for a four year old girl.
Of course the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a present for a little girl is a doll or a plush toy, and there is nothing wrong in that, but try to avoid just simple dolls or plush animals and try to find something more educational. A baby doll, for instance will teach a little girl responsibility or a set of Kimochi dolls will teach her the correlation between feelings and expressions. Choose a set of dress up dolls for hours of creative and educational fun.
A lot of girls this age like to think they are princesses, so on their birthday you could encourage that. Get them a princess costume or a cardboard castle. You could also choose a castle tent. Buy a craft kit that will allow her to make her princess mirror, this way combining her passions with a creative activity. Get her a ZipBin Fairy castle, a great bin that opens up to become a whimsical play mat.
Encouraging creativity at this age is very important, luckily there are tons of options to choose from when it comes to creative presents. You could get them a building kit that allows them to build a cute little house. Choose jewelry kits that will teach her to make jewelry pieces out of felt or large colorful beads. Building blocks are not just for boys, especially not if they are as beautiful as these Tegu Tints. These wonderfully colored blocks come in a variety of sizes and have magnetic connections making the building much easier and fun.
At four children ask the most question and have a huge appetite for knowledge; feed this appetite with a collection of books. You could choose classic fairy tales or newer children’s books. Choose fun pop-up books or activity books for rainy days. You could also choose encyclopedias and atlases targeted for small children.
You see, with a little creativity and guidance you will be able to get a great birthday gift for a four year old girl.11
A baby’s first birthday is a special celebration in his or her life as well as in the life of their parents. If you are invited to a first birthday and you want to make a unique gift that will be kept as a memory for their rest of their lives you don’t have to look any further. Here are some unique first birthday gifts that will not only be appreciated by the parents but also by their child as they grow up.
Toys are a wonderful gift that will make any baby happy but at the same time they have an expiration date. Babies develop quickly and will leave their toys behind for new ones that will be more appropriate for their age. However there is one classic toy that a child will keep for all his life and that is a silver rattle. You can get a beautiful vintage one or an elegant new one and engrave it with the baby’s name and make a unique first birthday gift.
Each family has its own traditions, eating breakfast in bed on Sunday, drinking cocoa when the temperature hits a certain low and so on. These things provide us with comfort and the nourishing company of our loved ones. Star a new tradition with your gift; get the baby a celebration candle, it is a fairly big candle marked from 1 to 21. Each year they can burn away the year that past until the baby reaches adulthood.
Write their name in the sky, not literally of course. Name a star after the baby’s name and make a totally awesome and unique first birthday gift. Like every star each baby is unique and tying their name to a celestial body is a heartwarming and thoughtful gesture. For a baby girl you could name a rose, a unique rose will be named after her and then stored in the British Library.
Give the baby a keepsake jewelry piece they can wear when they grow up. Most parents keep a print of their babies hand and feet from when they were born. You could ask to borrow it and make a totally unique necklace by engraving the print on a small pendant. You could also engrave it on earrings or a brooch. For boys you could engrave it on a pair of silver cuff-links or a classic and elegant wrist watch.
The first thing children learn to write is their own name, make a sentimental gift that is also educational and will become a treasured keepsake even after the baby has grown up. Get them a personalized children’ s book with their own name. My Very Own Name is a great book in which animals bring the letters one by one until the baby’s name is created. First the mother can read them the book and after that they will be able to read it themselves.11