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Most kids will probably have a wish list put together before any major gifting occasion, but sometimes you want to shop off-list. Sometimes, you want to give the little one in your life—your child, a niece or nephew, a friend’s child, whoever—a cool, creative, unique gift. Like gifts for teens or tweens, finding distinctive, good presents for kids for birthdays, Christmas, or another gift-giving occasion can be tricky, but there’s a lot out there, and you can rest assured that your standout present will have a special place in the recipient’s memory for years to come.

These gifts coverages across the board, from infants to toddlers to school-aged children. They’re also great for boys and girls alike, so children of any gender can enjoy whatever type of toy they like. Whatever the kid’s interests, there’s something here to appeal to them, so you can be sure to find something in your price range. Once your shopping and wrapping is finished, you’ll know that you’ve given something memorable. (Save those broad white elephant gift ideas for other occasions.)

Take a look at this list of great, cool gifts for kids and save yourself a trip to the toy store—you’ll thank yourself (and us) later.

1. Activity Boxes as Children’s Day Gift

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Photo: Pinterest

Children love toys and games; so give them something useful instead. I am a fan of self-help activity boxes, which aid learning with fun. There are many brands of activity boxes available online or offline. Select the age criteria and suitability according to your kid. Subscribe or get just one, these boxes are quite engaging and keep them off gadgets or T.V. addiction.

2. Books

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The biggest problem the parents face these days is that the children today are not very keen on reading. The majority of parents are clueless about how to develop reading habits in their kids. The best way to go about it is the gift of books. Choose attractive picture books for preschoolers and Montessori level kids. Fun pictures with a simple storyline and a moral can be really helpful for them. However, giving a book is not enough. Sit with them and read the book. Expressions, sounds, and your company can work miracles and get your child really interested in reading. Gifting a fun picture book or a light storybook is also a great Children’s Day gift for preschoolers.

3. Indoor Garden Gift kits

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Kids love experimenting and see classroom practicals coming to life in real. Beautiful little urban-gardenia‘ with gardening tools is the best gift idea. Teaching kids gardening is a great exercise to keep them engaged and also bring a sense of responsibility. Get some Soil-cakes, Seeds, Organic Fertilizers, Schedule for watering and dig-ups. Plus the details of the plants you are growing. For more reasonable versions can try with local plant nurseries. Mine loves the little shrubs with cute pink flowers blooming every morning.

4. New Shoes

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Photo: amazon

As summer heats up, your kids are likely heading outside more often to play in the driveway or run around the neighborhood (while safely social distancing, of course). New shoes are a great way to ensure that your little one is able to feel great while being active this summer. And, it’s a nice way to start summer after a few months of them waiting patiently in lockdown.

5. Lego Sets

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Who doesn’t love a new Lego set? Sure, they might be a pain to pick up, but your children deserve something special for a very unique Children’s Day 2020. There are over 50 cool new Lego sets debuting in 2020, just in time for summer fun. These include everything from Harry Potter-themed sets to Trolls-themed sets and even spooky haunted houses. If you’ve been looking for a great way to entertain children in quarantine, this is it.

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6. Summer Swimwear

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You might not be able to head to the community pool this summer but you sure can enjoy fun in the sun outside in your own garden or backyard. Make sure your kid feels super cool and extra special by gifting them a new swimwear set.

Disney is offering an extra 20% off sale-priced swimwear, swim accessories, and towel which includes adorable Spiderman-themed swim sets and even one-piece bathing suits that’ll make your kid look like a cute little mermaid.

7. Art Supplies

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If you’ve been teaching your children at home then they might be tired of arts and crafts. However, as the weather warms up, you can head outside on the patio or under a tree and engage in more summer arts and crafts. Michael’s, which is offering curbside pickup and same-day delivery, is also currently offering 20% off all regular price purchases which makes it the perfect time to snag some new paints, fabrics, and more for fun summer crafts.

8. Puzzles or Board Games

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The lockdown in the aftermath of Covid-19 proved a bit too much for both the parents and kids. Many parents learned the importance of board games and puzzles. The reason is that too much screen time is not good for children and with the added online classes, this time has increased a lot. So, giving children board games and puzzles is an absolutely amazing idea for a Children’s Day Gift. It is time to revive all the games you played as a child or the puzzles you juggled your mind with. Basic jigsaw puzzles of their favorite cartoon characters, Disney Princesses, and superheroes will not only be attractive, but it will also help exercise their brain. Snakes and ladders, and Beginners scrabble can bring the whole family together. The Monopoly can train future bosses of conglomerates, or simply make one of your family members rich. No matter which game you go for, it will be time well-spent.

9. Something Sweet – Chocolates

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Photo: saugatonline

Sweets! Aren’t they bad for your teeth’s kids? If you want to keep your kids away from sugary treats, then make it a rule to give them on special occasions only. This way they will value the treats they get; Unlike spoiling them by letting them have the chocolates whenever they want. Universal Children’s Day is a special occasion too. Let them indulge this one day and get them a pretty box of chocolates, all tied up with a fancy ribbon and all. And if you want this to be more special than this, encourage your children to share their chocolates with the underprivileged children. You can spread this sweetness at orphanages, and make your child learn the importance of empathy and sharing, with something sweet.

10. Educational Games

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As mentioned, places like the WB Shop are currently offering great deals on cheap board games for kids. However, you can sneak in a bit of education while you’re at it. We’d suggest checking out our picks for the best games for kids that teach money management. Games like Monopoly (especially the themed ones) and The Game of Life are extremely fun but also educational for little ones.

11. Personalized T-shirts or Mugs

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Personalized gifts are always appealing to kids and adults alike. Love the happiness on the faces to find their names printed on T-shirts, Mugs, etc. They not only appease them but also adds to memorabilia later. They also learn how to take special care of these personalized items.

12. Bicycles or Skates

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Photo: devaskation

The gift must be useful and for the reasons to bring a change – Bicycle, Balancing bike, Roller Skates. Help them in developing a hobby, and outdoor activity. This not only refreshes them from the juggle between school & home but also keeps them active. The city’s space crunch is taking away the open spaces from kids. It’s time to indulge in outdoor sports or hobby which brings a positive change and strengthens the bond between kids and parents.

13. Guitar

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Photo: guitarworld

Your future rock god or goddess will be riffing in no time with this scaled-down take on the classic electric guitar, with the amp built right in. Flashcards and a fun augmented-reality game will help them learn songs in no time flat, and it comes in three different sizes, depending on your rock star's age and size.

14. Princess Dolls

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Every girl wants to be a princess. Well, at least to a certain age. Why not get your daughter a pretty princess doll for Children’s Day? It can be Elsa from Frozen or Cinderella or Rapunzel from Tangled. Princess dolls are guaranteed to make little girls shriek with joy.

15. Your time and undivided attention this Children’s Day gift to your Child

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Photo: happyfamilies

Just not for ONE day, give them your attention and time every time they in need. It gets tasking at times, but this is the most crucial phase they need you. Be supportive; not authoritative. Tell them the difference between choosing right or wrong. But with love, time & attention. Not by any rule book.

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