Less plastic, more love or how to choose the right gift for kids

Less plastic, more love or how to choose the right gift

  A few years ago, in the pre-child era, I lived in proper minimalism. Maybe the constant moving and moving of one suitcase around the World taught me not to accumulate junk, and regular bouts of cleaning kept me balanced.

Advertisements all over the world show thousands of options that we can have at home for just a few crowns. They fill our empty lives, sorrows and stages of life with cheap goods destined to be recycled and returned to the cycle where they appear as more junk.

  The best gift for children depends on their age, interests and personal preferences. Invest time in choosing one that will not only be fun, but also beneficial for their development. If you are not sure, a consultation with the parents or the child himself can be the key to finding the perfect gift.

When choosing, we would be interested not only in quality, but also in longevity.

Cheap products tend to be made of lower quality materials and poor workmanship, which means they wear out or break down more quickly. This leads to the need for more frequent replacement or repair, which increases the overall cost in the long run.

  Investing in better quality products may seem more expensive at first, but in the long run it can pay off with lower maintenance costs and a longer lifespan. This is why it is often said that "we don't have enough money to buy cheap things".

Choosing a gift for a child can be a fun but sometimes challenging task. To make a gift truly pleasing and appropriate, several key factors must be considered. Here are some tips that can help you choose the best gift:

  Gifts should be appropriate for the child's age so that they are safe and appropriate for their developmental level.

  0-1 year: Sensory toys, stuffed animals, teethers, simple musical instruments.

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1-3 years: Construction kits, interactive toys, picture books, toys for motor development.

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4-6 years: Creative sets, role-play costumes, simple games, books for early readers.

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7-10 years: Construction kits, more complex games, sports equipment, books with longer stories.

11+ years: Tech toys, electronics, interest books, more complex games and kits.

  Gifts can also reflect interests and hobbies. Consider the interests of the child.

  Here are some examples:

  Sports child: Sports equipment, jerseys, balls, equipment for your favorite sport.

  Creative child: Painting supplies, construction kits, creative sets (e.g. for jewelry making or modelling).

  Technological child: Electronic kits, robotic kits, programmable toys.

  Reader: Books, library subscriptions, e-book reader.

  Safety

Make sure the gift is safe for the child, especially when it comes to small children. Avoid small parts that could be swallowed and sharp edges.

  Educational value

Toys and games can be fun and educational at the same time. Consider gifts that support learning and skill development, such as building blocks, puzzles, books or science kits.

  Parental preferences

If you are not the child's parent, it is a good idea to ask the parents about their preferences and any restrictions, such as allergies, dietary restrictions or specific interests of the child.

  Personalization

Personalized gifts such as books with the child's name, personalized clothes or toys can be extra special and personal.

  Social and family games

Games that the whole family can play can be a great gift to encourage family fun and interaction.

  Choosing a gift for a child should be based on age, interests, safety and quality. Pay attention to what the child enjoys and what could support his development and creativity. If you are unsure, a consultation with the child's parents can be very helpful.