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Finally, we come to part 4 or the Christmas shopping formula for kids. We have done it out of order, but in case you have forgotten, here is the adage:
Something they want, Something they need, Something to wear and Something to read!
You can click on the following links to get to the posts on needs, reads and wear.
Today, I am going to talk about wants.
I like that the saying says, "Something they Want" because it isn't necessary or practical or good for children to receive everything that they want. I believe that this is true for the following reasons:
I always told my children that they could ask for what they wanted and hope that they got something that they asked for. I tried to get them to focus on giving rather than just getting. But, of course as a parent, I really wanted them to receive things that they would love and enjoy. That is part of what makes Christmas magical!
At this point in the season, you probably know what your children want. But, just in case your kids aren't as forthcoming as you would like, I am going to list a few of the popular items that kids are asking for, as well as things that ought to be wants but our child just may not know he or she wants them!
I have been amazed at the coding gifts for kids that there are out there. Like this Bloxels Build Your Own Video Game KIt. Or, this Bit Coding Robot. These will keep kids busy and learning while having fun!
For Lego fans, this Klutz Chain Reaction Kit takes Legos to the next level!
For your budding scientist, this microscope kit looks amazing! It is on sale for a good price right now, too!
For the younger set, LeapPad is always a good choice.
Trending This Year
Fingerlings are a great price point and fun, interactive toys that kids all want, from what I have read! This year they have new ones that boys will probably like better than last year's more feminine choices.
L.O.L. Surprise comes in many sizes. They are packs of doll and surprises to go with them that any little girls would love! The glittery case the surprises come in is enough to get them excited.
Interactive toys have come a long way since the first Yamaguchi Pets. Check out these Grumblies that kind of remind me of Gremlins on steroids.
If you prefer something a little cuter, look at these Pomsies.
They both respond to voice and touch. Pretty fascinating!
Get Them Moving Gifts
One of the best gifts we ever got for our kids was a trampoline. It was great for all ages. This one takes it to a new level with a basketball hoop!
This looks like a genius idea for a badminton set that sets up and comes down in no time!
Finally, can I just say a word about bikes? Unless your child is a bike racer or becoming a pro-racer, Walmart bikes are reasonable and great for kids, especially if they are young and going to be growing out of their smaller bikes in a couple of years. Also, be sure that you are willing to take them places where they can ride, and get them a helmet!
So, time is running short, but I hope our ideas have helped you out! If you have found the perfect gift for kids, drop your idea in the comments! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for Friday Faves!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!