When giving a gift, you want to make sure that you’re getting the recipient something they’ll actually use. In order to do that, you have to know a little bit about the person. General gifts, like mugs or books are fine for acquaintances, but for friends and family, you want to present them with something that they’ll love and remember.
If you’ve got a child that loves hockey, you can consider buying them hockey skates for kids. Hockey equipment may also be a good idea. This is good for children who play in little leagues or older children who may play after school.
Here are some other suggestions for gifting sports equipment to children:
Ages 2-6: Soccer ball. Soccer is challenging, because the child won’t be able to use their hands. They can come up with fun ways to try to get the ball into the goal. It may also spark an interest in after school sports activities.
Ages 6-10: Baseball equipment. Teaching your child how to throw a fast ball or a curve ball means you can spend quality time with them. Baseball is also about hand-eye coordination, and it’s good exercise.
Ages 10 and up: Football equipment. Football is both a mental and a physical game. It’s great for burning calories and being creative, as coming up with plays and learning how to read them is a crucial part of playing the game. Make sure that your little ones are properly equipped before playing.
Art & Hobby Supplies
If you’ve got a child that loves art – drawing, painting or writing – you can give them art or hobby supplies.
Ages 2-6: Sideway chalk, coloring books, crayons. Children this age love to draw and color on everything. Sideway chalk is the perfect gift. It allows them to go outside and express themselves. If you get them a coloring book of their favorite movie or cartoon characters and a box of crayons, they may want to use it immediately.
Ages 6-10: Building blocks. Purchase a set of building blocks that would interest the child. They have building block sets that are geared towards boys and girls, so don’t consider building blocks to be strictly for one gender. They spark the imagination and are durable, so they can be used for years.
Ages 10 and up: Writing journal or diary. At this age children start wanting to express themselves. A journal or a diary is good for both boys and girls. It allows them to practice their writing skills, which is essential for getting a good education. Or, if they’re artists, they can use it for drawing.
Give a gift that the recipient will love. With a little thought you can give them something that has a lasting impression.