There are always going to be people that are tricky to buy within the family, and often that can be younger members. Babies and toddlers are hard enough to buy for sometimes, so when children get to the pre-teen and teenage years, it can be a minefield. This is why it is always worth sharing some inspiration and suggestions for things like this. Let’s hope it helps you this year when it comes the festive season and gift giving.
Mobile phone and sim card
As children get older, they can become more interested in mobile phones. Sometimes it isn’t necessarily for keeping in touch; it can be because a lot of smartphones have great applications available to them. However, as a child gets older, and perhaps enters their teenage years, they may need the extra support and safety of a mobile phone as they become more independent. A mobile phone and a sim could be the ideal gift. It doesn’t need to be the latest handset, and you can pick up a pay as you go sim card from an honest mobile network to keep the costs low. It could be a great gift for a young adult that is finding their feet in the world.
A magazine subscription
I know a lot of reading is done online these days, and sometimes younger children favour watching something in video form than reading it. But a magazine subscription for a specific subject, like sports or cars, or something teen and fashion related could be the ideal present. You could subscribe to a certain publication and have something delivered every month. It could feel like the gift that keeps on giving. It may even be a blessing to help them stay away from tech like phones and games console and have them read something and be involved in a new subject.
Games and games consoles
Games consoles and games that go along with it can often be the “go to: choice when it comes to children and young adults. That is because they tend to change the software and upgrade them quite regularly. If they are happy with their console, then new games and accessories to go with them could be useful and also a great gift for them to receive. Just a look on well known electrical goods stores online or even Amazon could help you find what you are looking for.
Something sports related
Finally, maybe they enjoy a hobby after school or on the weekends. So gifts involving that can be a great one to consider. It may be additional equipment they might need, tennis racquets or footballs, for example. It may be specific items of clothing they need or even something relating to the team or individual that they support or are a fan of. Things like this can be quite costly on a monthly basis, so many parents save the items for when Christmas and birthdays come around to help spread the costs.
Let’s hope this has given you some much-needed inspiration for the festive season ahead.