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7 Ways To Pick The Right Christmas Gift for Kids

7 Ways To Pick The Right Christmas Gift for Kids by Vibhu & Me
Christmas is around the corner and everyone, especially kids are excited. I always feel Christmas is such a kid-friendly festival. Unlike our festivals like Diwali and Holi, there is not much outdoor activity for kids in Christmas. All decorations happen inside the home. The celebration also involves having a gala time being home with great food and Christmas desserts. There are a lot of similarities between Diwali and Christmas as well. Diwali and Christmas, both major occasions are for families and friends to come together in the festive spirit and exchange gifts, sweets and greetings for a propitious year ahead. Although being a non-Christian, I never really celebrated Christmas, but I love this festival as much as I love Diwali. It's simply impossible to ignore Christmas these days. Just like Diwali, you can see shops getting decorated with lights, gifts and desserts from the last week of November. It’s hard to spot an ad that doesn’t have a Christmas theme. You will hardly find any shop that is not selling Santa dresses and caps.

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My zeal for Christmas was at it's best last year as my son was super excited for this day. For the whole month of December, he did a lot of Christmas activity in his daycare. It included Christmas crafts, Christmas cards, Christmas cupcake decoration and a Christmas party as well. And then it's was hard to escape. On the day of Christmas, my son and I made a wreath and we hang that on our front door. My husband also brought some glittery Christmas stars and that also got hanged outside our house. As my boys expecting a gift from Santa, we his parents, bought a set of cars for him. This year also, my boy is again delighted as Christmas is coming. He has already done a few Christmas craft activities and there a Christmas party on coming Friday.

Now just like in Diwali, for Christmas also people spend time and money in buying gifts and goodies for their loved ones. And according to a research Urban India spends more during Christmas than Diwali. As per Mall owners, Christmas is the anchor period for the festival and year-end sales. This gives people a good opportunity to buy gifts for their family and friends. However, choosing the right gift is always a mindful decision. Gifting should not be a chore. It must come from the heart. Shops are full of gifts these days and one can buy anything depending on three factors :

1. To whom this gift would go to: The Age of the person
2. What is the use of the gift for the person: How the gift is going to make the receiver feel
3. Budget: How much money should be spent on the gift

While reading about Christmas, I found that on the early Christmas morning, kids get up and they hunt for the gift that Santa has left behind for them. They feel overjoyed to find out the surprise gift wrapped in the colourful papers. And I am focusing on how to choose the right gift for kids in this post. Every year, people look for new and different gifts as gifting is an imperative tradition of Christmas celebration. I feel, gifting kids is simpler than choosing something for adults. Howbeit, there are a few points that I want to suggest while selecting gifts for kids:

1. Gifts that boost the creativity of kids: You can gift kids a kit that will consist of a drawing book, sketch pens, crayons, scented erasers, pencils, and stickers. 
2. Gifts that stimulate minds of kids: There are a huge number of activity boxes, board games and puzzles available in market and online. You can easily find the right activity or puzzle based on age group criteria and gift it to the kid. 
3. Gifts that can be their buddies: Stuff toys can never go out of fashion. So, you can place a cute cuddle toy near the pillow of the kid on the Christmas morning. Kids love soft toys, isn't it? 
4. How about Gifting a pet: Puppies, kittens, birds can make good companions for the kids. Why not surprise kids by gifting him a pet animal or rather a friend.
5. Books are friends for life: A nice collection of storybooks, comics, novels, and poetry books can make a wonderful gift for kids during this Christmas. You can even take kids to the bookshop and let them buy books for themselves.
6. An outing is always mood lifter: You can plan a surprise trip or picnic for kids. How about visiting an exotic resort, an amusement park, a zoo, a movie or a circus!! 
7. And how can we forget sweets: Make a goody bag of chocolates, cookies, fruit bars, and candies. This is a guaranteed way to bring a wider smile on the faces of kids. 

I don't want to define to which brand or name you should go with. As I said earlier also, gifts always rely on its usability and budget of course. So, we need to look for something which is pocket-friendly and as well as can prove it's worth.  Making kids feel special is more than enough reason to make you give more. It tells the them that you were thinking about them. You care for them, you understand them and above all, you love them. So, this Christmas, make a kid feel special with gifting him or her a token of your love. Just choose the RIGHT gift.  

This post is for #MONDAYMOMMYMOMENTand is linked with Deepa and Amrita.
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  1. Urban India spends more during Christmas than Diwali?I had n o idea !Books ,outings are great gifts for me any day !Loved the ideas Shipra.Thank you for writing with us for #MondayMommyMoments

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