Every child is different, and grows up with their own set of special interests. Some interests are almost universal to childhood—dinosaurs, fairies, pirates, and princesses all fascinate children, and it’s easy to find presents that reflect such interests. Other interests are less common, but it’s still possible to create personalized gift ideas for kids who take the roads less travelled. Discovering Your Child’s Interests With older kids, it’s easy to discover their interests simply
Does your son or daughter love animals? That’s almost a silly question—animals and children are a natural pairing. It’s hard to imagine a child who isn’t excited to meet a kitten, pet a friendly dog, or take a trip to the zoo. Gifts for kids who love animals are easy to come by—cuddly toys are a constant favorite. If you want to surprise your young zoo keeper or farmhand with something different, however, we’ve got
Kids’ lives seem to revolve around electronic devices nowadays. We’re not saying that’s altogether bad—we’re online right now, after all—but between televisions, computers, gaming consoles and smartphones, it seems like kids rarely see past their screens and monitors. The dominant nature of electronics has been blamed on everything from increased obesity to shortened attention spans. While it’s tempting to pull the plug on kids completely, we can’t deny we live in an information age, and
If there’s any whirlwind of excitement and panic that matches the feeling of becoming a first-time mom, we’ve yet to experience it. Watching a friend or family member head into the brave new world of parenthood should be celebrated, so show how happy you are for her with thoughtful first-time mom gifts. If you’re not sure what to get her, we’ve got some great suggestions for first-time mom gifts. Customized Keepsakes Commemorate her new motherhood
Special occasions are milestones in a child’s life. Every birthday, every religious holiday, every summer vacation and new school year are signs the child is getting older and growing up. As adults, we may not get too excited by another birthday, but when you’re only six, turning seven is a really big deal. You may not remember the day you learned to read your own name, but at the time, it was an amazing feeling.