Your kid has already started growing up and going to school. This is the time when you start receiving birthday party invitations. These invitations may come from your nearest family and friends, neighbors, your kid’s friends from the daycare or school. Once you receive the invitation, you may not have a lot of time to keep on brainstorming about what gift you should purchase. In a hurry, you may end up buying something which is not age appropriate. Every time gifting toys also is not the best option. So, here are a few birthday gift ideas for kids that you can follow
Birthday gift ideas for kids
When you buy a birthday gift for the kid, the first and the foremost thing that you should keep in mind is the age of the kid. Buying an age-appropriate gift will enhance the skills and abilities of the kid. Here are the birthday gift ideas for kids of different age groups.
- One to two-year-old
- Three to five year old
- Six to eight year old
- Nine to twelve year old
Gifts for one to two-year-old kids
A baby walker is one of the best gifts that you can give to a toddler. These walkers help develop the ability to walk in a toddler and make the leg muscles strong for walking. Walkers come in a variety of colors with music and many other things that attract a toddler. They also give the toddler a feeling of independence. Toddlers can reach out at any place on their own and it is a great pleasure to them.
Toddler backpacks are very cute with 3D cartoon face and hands on the front. These backpacks have a large compartment with a zip, in which the kids can put their compass box, colors, lunch box, and other small stuff. They are made of soft and smooth cotton and are very light in weight. Various colorful cartoon creatures make them really attractive and adorable. The kids get a sense of belonging for their backpack and things. The toddlers can carry these wherever they go.
Play dough for toddlers
Play dough is available in different colors and is very attractive for kids. Toddlers and kids love to squish, smash, twist and turn their toys and other stuff. It helps in the sensory development of these kids. With the play dough, the kids can develop fine motor skills, strengthen their hands and develop their creativity.
Push and pull along toys
These toys are ideal for children who are learning to walk. Push and pull along toys attract children to walk and make the entire process pretty smooth and easy. You can teach the simple concepts of science like pull and push to your kids through these toys. Kids can learn the concept of cause and effect relationship. All these reasons make the push and pull toys ideal gift for kids.
A set of crayons and coloring books
Kids love to paint and color and create their own art. A set of easy to grip crayons will enhance the kid’s ability to hold color and slowly and gradually the kid will have a strong grip to hold the pen. The kid can learn to color in the toddler coloring book. This will be their first step towards learning to write. Also, the kids learn to create a beautiful piece of art with their crayons. And last but not the list, the kids learn the name of colors.
Gifts for three to five years old
Books for kids/touch n feel books/story books
This is the best age when you introduce your toddlers to books. These books may be storybooks, touch and play rhymes books or any other touch and feel books. When you gift storybooks to a toddler, the parent reads that book to the toddler. This will also increase the bonding between a toddler and the parent. The bedtime story is a ritual in many households that kids enjoy. The books also can include their first alphabet book from which the kids learn to identify the alphabets.
Sit ‘N’ Scoot toys for kids
These Sit ‘N’ Scoot toys help the kids develop strength in their legs. These toys help kids understand the directions and the meaning of right and left. They also start understanding your instructions on where to go. Scoot toys are the stepping stone before the tricycle and make the transition to a tricycle very easy. Hence, they become the best birthday gift idea for kids.
Tricycle for kids
Gross motor skills involve the large muscles of the body like the muscles which help in walking, running, balancing, coordination of activities and more. The development of gross motor skills also help the kids in learning the right and the left direction, which in turn is helpful to the kid in learning to write. Also, the correct upper body posture helps the kid sit straight, which in turn helps in sitting properly while writing. So, a tricycle proves to be a worthy birthday gift idea for kids.
Building blocks for kids
Kids and toddlers love to build things with the help of blocks. These colorful blocks attract them a lot and keep them busy for hours. The building blocks also strengthen the fingers and the grip of the kids. It also improves the hand-eye and brain co-ordination of the kid. The standardized unit blocks also help in developing mathematical skills like plus and minus.
Stuffed toys for kids
Stuffed baby dolls and animals for kids make a very important part of their play. With these toys, they learn to play pretend. Here the kid puts his or herself in the shoes of their parents and behaves like them, treating the toy as their kid. And here onwards the kid starts developing a sense of responsibility in them. Due to these reasons stuffed toys become one of the best birthday gift idea for kids.
Gift ideas for six to eight years old kid
Arts and craft library set
Arts and craft set help children in developing their fine motor skills. For example, they learn to cut a proper circle or in a proper straight line with the help of scissors. They also learn to draw a proper circle with crayons and colors. Kids learn the names of different shapes, colors and other art objects. As a result, their vocabulary expands. With arts and craft set, we give wings to kids imagination. So, arts and craft library set is one of the most favorite birthday gift idea for kids.
Science experiment book for kids
Science experiment books help kids a lot. This is a very good option for gifting kids because in these the parents and the kids get to work together performing these experiments at home. Also, the kids start learning the science behind the change of forms. For example, melting science experiment helps the kids understand how ice melts into water. This will also improve the question asking skill of the kid and will teach the kid to hypothesize.
Puzzle game for kids
Puzzle games play a magnificent role in the child’s brain development. It helps to develop a lot of child’s cognitive, problem-solving and shape recognition skills. It also helps in enhancing the child’s memory. The kids also love to play jigsaw puzzle games with their friends and hence help them in developing their social skills.
Kick scooter for kids
Gifting a kick scooter to a pre-schooler will help in the development of his or her gross motor skills and fine motor skills. This will also help the kids in their reading skills. The kick scooter will also help in developing confidence in kids and also help in developing a sense of safety in kids. The kids also get into the habit of following the safety rules by putting the necessary safety gear.
Rubik’s cube for kids
Playing the Rubik’s cube puzzle will not only be relaxing to the kid but, it develops the overall cognitive and memory skills of the kid. It also develops the brain power and problem-solving skills of the kid. Playing with Rubik’s cube will enhance the determination and focusing capabilities in the kid. All these factors make Rubik cube the most favored birthday gift idea for kids.
Gift ideas for 9 to 12 years old
Skateboard for kids
Skateboard can be a great gift for kids at this age. Apart from learning how to balance, kids also learn the basic lessons of life like putting efforts again and again in one thing can help you learn a thing. It helps you understand that everyone has their own pace of growth. Practice makes you perfect that is another lesson that you learn from the skate classes. So, gifting a skateboard is one of the best birthday gift idea for kids at the age of 9 to 12 years
Roller skates for kids
Learning and doing roller skating has a lot of health benefits for kids. Roller skating can improve the muscle tone and build the inner strength of the body. It teaches you to balance your body on the roller skates. It also improves the overall health of the kid’s heart by giving good exercise to the body and helps in burning a lot of calories. Burning calories will also keep the kid fit and healthy. Roller skates are a good gift option for any kid.
Reading books for 9 to 12 years old
Books are the best friends of people of each and every age. Kids should also have the habit of reading. Reading improves the knowledge of the kids and also develops their interest in details. Books also help increase the memory power of the kids.
So, these are a few suggestions on birthday gift ideas for kids. If you have any more ideas you can let us know in the comment section below.