Happy Children’s Day 2019
The most memorable day, Children’s Day is here and this is why this post sharing Best Children’s day gift ideas had to be penned down. I still have fond memories of the celebrations we used to have in school, the merriment, and yes the gifts we used to get. Children’s Day celebrated on 14th November, is one of that special day, which every child looks forward to in India. This day is celebrated as a tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first PM. We often remember him as Chacha Nehru, for his fondness towards children and his advocacy of education for every child in India.
Children love receiving gifts, not necessarily the expensive ones. Even a small gift can bring that sparkle in their eyes and a bright smile on their innocent faces. For us, it has been a ritual to give our little boy a surprise this day
While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. — Angela Schwindt
Do you agree? So, let’s make this day more special for them.
While the market is flourishing with ample creative gifts for kids, I believe in the ones that can last long, are fun yet valuable for kids.
10 Best Children’s day gift ideas :
1. Gift of Nature, Potted Plants:
We all try to build values in kids and work around giving them experiential knowledge. With the way awareness around Climate Change, Environment is being created, gifting them cute little potted plants will be a perfect choice. Help them understand how they need to take care of their plants and why plants are important for us. When kids nurture their plants daily, they develop qualities of being responsible & compassion. Every day you’ll see them engrossed with so many curious thoughts around plants and nature. Loving plants and being close to nature also enhance the kid’s attention span [This is scientifically proved].
2. Gift of Financial Literacy, Piggy Bank:
When to start Financial Literacy or Money management for children? That’s a question always lingering in our minds, right? I started when my son was around 4 years. The first step towards it was to get piggy bank for kids / you can even design them creatively. Here since we are talking about Gift ideas, the market is flooded with cute Piggy bank’s which kids would love to their core. Right from their favorite cartoon bank to the traditional a piggy, check out some cute and cheap piggy bank options as gifts for kids.
Well, that’s not the end, as this is the start to teach kids about saving, accumulating and using the money righteously. Start with experiments and real-life examples to help them understand. Read below the post I had written to help kids understand these concepts easily and interactively.
3. Gift of Cognitive Development, Board Games:
Board Games are a personal favorite. We at times play as a family coz they are fun when played in groups. Board games help children in planning and strategizing, which triggers up their gray matter. There are ample board games available basis kids age, right from Junior Scrabble, to Chess, Monopoly and more.
You can check out 10 Best Board games for kids
4. Gift of Reading, Books:
Nothing can beat the gift of reading even for adults. I was a book worm and can vouch for my love for various niche novels. This Children’s day, buy some cute, creative fun storybook for your kids. They could be bedtime storybooks, Picture Encyclopaedia for little ones. For teenagers, get them their favorite Harry Potter series or Chronicles of Narnia Box Set or Star Wars Trilogy or similar.
For younger kids, there are lots of vibrant fun picture books, authors are coming up with storybooks having knit patterns of story characters, Stories projectors for bedtime. Surf Instagram for such interesting options, which you along with your child with enjoy.
5. Gift of Art, Scratch Art Notepad:
For your artistic child, a scratch art notepad, or Pixel Art books are just perfect Children’s Day gifts. Scratch Art Notepad, can be a personalized one too and it helps kids to showcase their creativity. Children can sketch, draw, doodle, trace and do so much more with them. These notepads are available in different sizes, shapes and even available online. Check out the option below :
6. Gift of Creative Learning, Activity boxes:
It’s an era of subscription boxes and the market is booming with interesting Kids Activity boxes. If you haven’t tried one, it’s a very honest suggestion, try out one of the activity boxes for your kids. Flintobox, Intellikit, Genius Box and many more are available. Check out my post sharing Top 5 Activity boxes available and which one we enjoy the most.
7. Gift of writing, Stationery Sets:
I wish I could turn around time and become a child again when I see those beautiful Stationery sets. More than my kid, I feel tempted to get them every time I’m on Disney store of the Stationery shop. A cute Peppa Pig Stationery set or Superhero set, a Frozen set could be an instant hit with your children as a gift.
Along with these sets, we also love Emoji Stamps. These stamps are perfect gift items for Lil ones.
8. Digital Wrist Watch:
Has your child been asking for a watch looking at the way you flaunt yours? Then it is the right time to gift kids Digital cartoon wristwatch. This way you can also teach kids reading clock and time management skills.
There are ample options available online, some of these can be referred below:
9. Personalized Bags/Sipper bottles:
I’ve seen a spark in the eyes of my son, wherever he sees something with his name on it. You can easily get personalized Name Bag, sipper bottle, cushion, bracelet, hairband, Tee, mug or anything your child loves. Personalization is not expensive and loads of entrepreneurs, mompreneurs provide them at cost-effectively. So get your child something with his/her name imprinted, this Children’s Day!
10. Most Precious Gift, Gift of Love and Time:
As a working mom, I feel that the most precious gift for a child can be quality time spent with parents. If you can work out, then go for a 2-day staycation at some adventure and fun-filled activities, as a family. Opt for short treks or bicycling or Nature Walks, or simply stay at some family resort. Spend your time with kids, read out to them, sing with them, shout your hearts out and be a child with them once again. Materialistic gifts can certainly make them happy but these memories crafted will remain in their hearts forever!
Spending time with children is more important than spending money on children ~ Source Unknown
In this world of “notifications”, we are always in a crunch of quality and undistracted time for children. Nothing could be better than enjoying each other’s company over some fun!
I hope, I made justice helping you with some Children’s Day Gift Ideas! Share your plans for celebrating Children’s Day in the comments below.
Have a Hip-Hop Time kiddin’ around!