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Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

When it comes to presenting kids with holiday gifts, you want to light up their whole world by the gift you give. For many parents and adults, nothing compares to the excited look on a child’s face when they receive a truly special gift. It can be difficult to know what to give to a child who seems to have a lot of toys, or very specific interests. There are so many gift options out there for kids of all ages. There’s no need to panic or stress out about what to shop for.
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Start with the child’s likes. If you know the child you’re shopping for pretty well, you’re likely to know about their hobbies and interests. If you don’t know them as well as you’d like, you can always ask their parents or other family members for some guidance.

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If the child looks up to or likes a favorite character from television, a movie, a book, etc., you could find a character gift for them. Many kids like superheroes. With the rise of movies such as Marvel’s Avengers and Captain America, there are lots of heroes to choose from. You could go with an action figure, a costume for imaginative play, room decor, a new blanket, or even an article of clothing like a new jacket or shirt. Kohl’s has an excellent selection of kids toys and gifts. Right now, you can receive free shipping on orders of $75.00 or more.

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For kids who love to create, go with something that they can build or make. So often kids are wanting to be on their tablets, they forget all about their own creative streaks. You can help to cultivate a love for the arts in children by providing them with tools for creativity. Building sets are perfect for boys and girls, and there are many sets that vary by age group. Even the youngest builders can create with age appropriate blocks. Kids can get creative with coloring, painting, drawing or crafting with craft kits from Michael’s. You can save 40% off of one regular priced item at Michael’s right now. If you’re not sure exactly what to get, a gift card will allow them to select their own gift.

For the athletic kids who thrive on playing sports or being active, why not go with a gift that they’ll be able to use through the year? If the child plays a particular sport and could use some new gear, find out what they need from a family member and make it a part of their holiday gift. New athletic apparel can be a lot of fun for kids who love sports. Maybe they love team apparel- you could always surprise them with a t-shirt or jersey from their favorite sports team. You can save up to 50% off at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Younger kids would love to receive a new ball, such as a soccer ball, football or basketball. You might even consider a baseball and a new glove.

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For a truly awesome holiday surprise, consider planning a family trip and surprising the kids! There are lots of cool places to visit,  and popular choices include Disney World and LEGOLAND. Book a trip early at LEGOLAND Florida and save 20%. Even if you can’t take the trip until later on, you can go ahead and book it, and surprise the kids with the tickets. Go all out and make it a themed holiday celebration. You can order custom t-shirts for the family to wear on the trip, gift new backpacks and travel games, and make it really fun and something for them to look forward to.

Thinking outside the box will ensure that the kids you’re giving gifts to this holiday season are surprised, and grateful. You’ll be giving them special gifts they won’t soon forget about.