Gifts

WOW!! – The Big Question – What gift can I buy the birthday child?

Here are some guidelines to help you:

Before buying a gift, remember the following:

  • Your budget – It's not the cost that counts it's the
  • thought. Children don't look at price tags.

  • The child's age – Buy an age appropriate toy and not
  • something the child can play with in a few years time.

  • Practicality – Will the child get more than 1 use out of
  • the toy or is it a boring toy?

  • The child's interest – If you are buying a gift for a
  • child you don't really know, then ask the child's parents
    what he/she is interested in or what they would like.

Some examples of appropriate gifts per age:

One Year

  • Toys that can be pulled and pushed
  • Sand toys
  • Board Books with lots of pictures
  • Big Building Blocks
  • Big Cars, Tractors, Trains
  • A Toy Phone
  • A Farm Animal Set (Big Animals)
  • Easy Wooden Puzzles
  • A Baby Doll
  • Mini Tools (Screwdriver, Big Nuts & Bolts, Hammer)
  • Musical Instruments eg. Drum
  • Playdough
  • Plastic Lawn Mower
  • Shape Sorter
  • Soft Toys
  • Bath Toys
  • Activity Boards

Two Years

  • Colouring Books and large crayons
  • Paint and paintbrushes
  • A Wheelbarrow
  • Ball
  • A Doll's House
  • Xylophone or simple guitar
  • A Tricycle
  • A play play kitchen or workbench
  • A plastic teaset
  • Kids DVD's eg. Barney, Teletubbies
  • A Firetruck or Police Van with figurines
  • A small plastic Jungle Jim
  • Picture books
  • Large Aeroplanes
  • Stacking toys
  • Plastic scooter (black bike) with helmet
  • Shopping cart
  • Plastic Garden Tools

Three Years

  • Sports toys eg. Cricket or Mini Golf Set
  • Mini shop with cash register, products and paper money
  • A Castle
  • A Pirate Ship
  • Dolls that can be fed and changed
  • Action figures
  • Construction toys
  • Camping toys eg. Small tent, water bottle, sleeping bag
  • Costumes eg, Spider-Man, Superman, Princess or Fairy
  • outfit
  • Art Set
  • Puzzles
  • Books
  • Toy CD Player
  • Pretend vanity set with mirror, brushes, etc
  • Flashlight
  • DVD's with their favourite characters
  • Finger Puppets
  • Kiddies plastic pool with water toys

Four Years

  • Lego Blocks
  • Plastic kiddies table
  • Kids Computer Games or Kiddies Computer
  • Small Bicycle with side wheels
  • Boats
  • Remote-control cars
  • Blackboard with chalk
  • Doctor set
  • Punching bag with boxing gloves
  • Car set
  • Binoculars
  • Small fishing rod
  • Butterfly net
  • Dolls
  • Mini Garage with cars
  • Costume Jewellery
  • Wooden Jungle Gym
  • Art set
  • Mini Jumping Castle

Five to six years:

  • Board games eg. Snakes & Ladders
  • Educational computer games
  • Construction toys
  • Scalectrix
  • Dolls
  • Transformers
  • Educational DVDs
  • Storybooks
  • Art Sets
  • Kiddies Karaoke set
  • Water Guns
  • Science Projects
  • Magnifying Glass
  • Harmonica
  • Marble Games
  • Kiddies Office set
  • CDs with stories and songs
  • Kites
  • Walkie-talkies

Seven – Ten Years:

  • Sports equipment
  • Doll's Clothes
  • Craft and Hobby Sets
  • Games
  • Camera
  • CDs
  • Books
  • Movie Vouchers
  • More advanced puzzles
  • Clothes
  • Money or gift voucher