Some kids can be extremely hard to buy for, especially those who are getting older but not quite to their teen years. For these children the following ideas are bound to come in handy. Let the countdown begin.
Top 10 Gifts for Children Under Twelve: #10
A new pet is a sign of responsibility. Most children will respond well to the idea of taking care of something smaller than they are. A puppy, kitten, or hamster can be a great investment that will show your child that you have faith in her/his ability to be responsible.
Top 10 Gifts for Children Under Twelve: # 9
Every child has a favorite fictional character -so, a movie collection or series could be a nice surprise. So whether they like Scooby Doo, Sponge Bob, the Rugrats or all things Disney this idea is sure to put a smile on their face.
Top 10 Gifts for Children Under Twelve: # 8
Most children like to express themselves artistically. If this is the case with the child you are buying for an art station would be a wonderful gift. It should come complete with an easel, non toxic water based paint, canvas boards, a set of brushes, a sketch pad, and colored pencils.
Top 10 Gifts for Children Under Twelve: # 7
It has been my experience that all children love sleepovers. Especially, if they get to do it outside. A new camping set equipped with a large multi room tent, sleeping bag, and goodie sets (like smores, summer sausages etc.) would be not only a fantastic gift for your child but for all of their his/her friends as well. There is just something super cool about a backyard sleepover.
Top 10 Gifts for Children Under Twelve: # 6
A themed bedroom set for children under twelve can prove to be highly rewarding. The feel of something new and clean is a great way to start the new year. Whether it is cartoon characters, race cars, camouflage pattern, or a movie theme this is always a pretty safe bet that this particular gift will go over well.
Top 10 Gifts for Children Under Twelve: # 5
Every child that I know loves the idea of having their own space outside of the house. So a tree house or club house would be a perfect way to show them that you care about their independence. If you want to go beyond the normal standard include battery operated light sources, posters, and furnishings such as bean bags. It doesn’t have to be that big to satisfy.
Top 10 Gifts for Children Under Twelve: # 4
Electric Riders are very popular. For the smaller kids the Barbie/G. I. Joe vehicles are great but for children between 9 and 12 would be much happier with the Quad Racer style. There are several models to choose from and most retail stores that carry bicycles will usually have them in stock. But check early as you may have to reserve one during this hectic time of year.
Top 10 Gifts for Children Under Twelve: # 3
Game consoles are all the rage especially with new Nintendo and Play Station 3. Upon purchasing this gaming unit you may want to also get a gift certificate to your local video game store for your child to pick out a few of their favorite games.
Top 10 Gifts for Children Under Twelve: # 2
There are some rather inexpensive learning laptops for children under twelve. By getting this for your child you’re not only helping their academic skills get stronger but also giving them a “seemingly grown up” responsibility by having their very own laptop. This is one of those gifts that can make your life a whole lot easier especially when it comes to traveling, vacations, and the boredom that usually sets in frequently among children in this age group.
Top 10 Gifts for Children Under Twelve: # 1
And the number one gift is of course a Disneyland vacation. By gathering all the information and verification of a planned family trip to this popular resort and wrapping it in the prettiest package under the tree you can really make their little eyes light up. A fun thing to do is to have them open consecutive gifts with the Disney theme prior to opening up the “vacation in a box.