Sometimes, thinking outside the box can lead to you finding the perfect gift for your child
We all know that when you’re a parent, the best thing about Christmas isn’t unwrapping your own gifts — it’s watching your little one’s face light up as they open the presents you’ve lovingly chosen for them. But how do you know where to start when it comes to shopping around?
Of course clothes, books and cuddly toys are all staple options, but if you want to get your child something truly memorable it might be worth thinking outside the box. From robots to singing machines, here are 5 gift possibilities that you probably haven’t thought of yet, but which your child is sure to love this Christmas.
Speaking of advancing technology, tech you can use on the go has become a popular choice for kids as well as adults over recent months. Following on from the success of Apple, Samsung, Fitbit and Garmin, there are now some great brands on the market for children with any number of apps and features that will appeal to children from 3 – 12.
Kids love them because of the colourful designs, touchscreen, phone function and pedometers, while parents all over the world are falling in love with the incredible child safety benefits. Features like a trackable GPS and an Emergency Calling system make smartwatches the safe and fun alternative to taking the leap to a smartphone.
You can check out some of the leading brands such as Oaxis, Moochies and WatchU right here.
Virtual Reality might have once been a far-fetched dream like hovercars and time travel, but nowadays it’s a firm fixture in the toy world, and it’s no surprise that it’s becoming more and more popular as the technology behind it improves.
Headsets like the Vuzix iWear or the Stealth VR can transport your kids to another world through their video games. Now what part of that doesn’t sound amazing?
Once upon a time the word karaoke might have conjured up images of your local pub on a Saturday night, but musical gifts that encourage your kids to exercise their vocal chords are all the rage this Christmas — and they’re sure to make your child feel like a superstar.
Toys like the Selfie Stick Microphone from SelfieMic combine the growing phenomenon of selfies with a musical twist, letting your child record their very own music video on their phone. That’s definitely something to sing about!
You might not be ready to trust your kids with a real life pet just yet, but realistic toy versions of their furry friends really are the next best thing, which is why they’re so popular this festive season. Options like the Snuggles My Dream Puppy are fun, cute and will give your kids something to be responsible for without consequences.
No you’re not living in some strange Sci-Fi alternate reality, robots really are one of the biggest trends in toys for Christmas this year. Although robot toys have been around for a good few years now, rapid advances in tech mean that this year they’re sleeker, smarter and much more fun than ever before.
Teach n Tag Movi from Fisher-Price is a recent robot toy that’s aimed at younger children, aged 3 and up. As the name suggests, the toy encourages your child to play with Movi and learn something, as Movi comes equipped with several education games. You can even see his facial expressions change as you play.
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