Children’s Gifts: The Do’s And Don’ts

What Do Children Want for Christmas?

Children’s gifts are normally simple to choose. Most children want toys, but more often receive clothes for the holidays because family members are not sure what gifts to give them. Many people have had the experience of getting overly excited to open a gift and finding socks or something similar that they must now pretend to love in order not to upset anyone. Unfortunately, not all children are good at this or feel it is necessary, and they will tell you they are not happy with their gift. To save everyone heartache, buy the children in your life anything other than clothing for the holidays — unless they specifically ask for it.

Top Gifts For Infants

According to Amazon, the top gifts for infants are Baby Einstein Octoplush, Fisher Price Kick And Play Piano Gym, and Go Baby Go Poppity Pop Musical Dino. Baby Einstein Octoplush is a plush octopus that plays music and is multilingual. The plush toy also has a volume control so the child can enjoy the music and the parents can focus on other things. The Fisher Price Kick And Play Piano Gym has multiple features for the infant including toys dangling above the child and musical buttons. This is a perfect gift for the infants in your family. Go Baby Go Poppity Pop Musical Dino is a dinosaur-shaped gift that has brightly colored balls for the infant to place in the dinosaur which causes the dinosaur to begin to play musical tunes.

Top Gifts For Toddlers

As the infants become toddlers, they are learning more and more. Gifts that can help them learn new things in a fun way are the best gifts for this age group. Some of the best toys to gift for toddlers are VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker, Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Learning Workbench, and VTech Magic Star Learning Table. The VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker is a perfect gift for toddlers because it will help the toddler learn to walk and has plenty of interactive toys on it. The Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Learning Workbench teaches children about different tools such as hammers and nails. It also lights up and makes noises to help the toddler maintain interest in the toy. The VTech Sit-to-Stand Learning Walker has many buttons and other sensory sections to help the toddler learn their capabilities.

Top Gifts For Older Children


The older children get, the more they define their preferences. By the age of five, children begin to tell people about their thoughts and ideas. By this age you can normally ask the child what they want for the holidays and they can tell you, but some of the top toys are scooters, musical instruments, and electronics. By this age the child is deciding what they want to be when they grow up and what they like to do. Many children at this age begin to want to play instruments and want their own type of independence. Because of this, the best gifts for children between the ages of five and ten are stated above to allow them to have their own preferred toys.

Worst Gifts This Year

As stated previously, many children can tell you what they want after a certain age. However, if they receive a gift they do not like or want, they are not always sensitive enough to keep their feelings to themselves. To save everyone the awkwardness of unwanted gifts, refrain from giving clothes or jewelry to anyone under the age of ten unless they specifically ask for those items.

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