Younger kids are always happy with a toy, and they don’t really mind what the toy is. Sometimes they will even be happy with the box that the toy came in. But, as they get older, you will notice that they just ask you for money a lot more.
However, you might not want to give them money because it seems a bit impersonal, so read on for some ideas about what you could buy them, and have them love the gift that they have gotten.
You might think that buying a phone accessory for your child, is not something that should be recommended because kids don’t have phones. Well, if you look into it, kids have cell phones when they are under 5 years old these days.
Children today are born thinking that touch screen is the norm. If you don’t believe this, have a look around the next time you are out shopping or in a public place. You will see Story apps for kids or tablet computers when they are in the park or out with their parents. This is because they automatically know how to use these items.
Sometimes, parents will give their kids their phones or computers just so that they can have some peace and quiet. There is nothing wrong with this, it is just the more technologically advanced version of reading them a story or giving them a plastic toy to play with.
Therefore, you should think about buying them a phone accessory. You don’t have to buy them a phone they can just use yours. This does not mean that you should go out and buy them a phone cover, or a charger. It means you should buy them a toy that works in conjunction with the phone.
Manufacturing companies are making toys that be controlled by cell phones. Disney have made a range of remote control cars from their Cars movies and the remote is your cell phone. You just have to download the Apps for kids that goes with the toy.
Other companies have made remote control helicopters or planes that are controlled by an app on the iPhone. Of course, this type of toy is not just for kids, your teenager will happy with this gift.
As the kids get older, you will find that they won’t like toys as much, but if that toy has a prank associated with it, then they will like it. No matter how old you are, the whoopee cushion never gets old.
Teenagers love pranks and you could make them really happy if you bought them a practical joke pack instead of a toy. If you look on the Internet, one of the best selling prank kits is a fart machine.
If your teenager is of the age where they are about to leave home for college, then you could buy them a gadget that could be construed as a lifestyle product. This could be a set of mugs with social media words printed on them (‘like, ‘subscribe,’ ‘follow.’)
You could also get them something that they will need for their house, like a shower curtain or a welcome mat. The curtain or mat should have something to do with modern culture, like a movie quote, or being inspired by a TV show.