Giving a Thoughtful Gift
I pride myself on being a good gift giver. It is something I enjoy doing and almost consider it a hobby of mine. In order to be a good gift giver, you do not need to spend a lot of money. Especially on gifts for kids. The old saying, “it’s the thought that counts” really does hold true. People are more likely to remember a thoughtful gift verses an expensive gift. Here are some small tricks you can do to show that you are giving a thoughtful gift without it being expensive or just giving the gift for the sake of giving a gift. I have made a list of some tips and tricks that I have to help give thoughtful gifts on whatever budget.
Tips & Ideas for Thoughtful Gifts
- When buying toys for kids, do not buy toys that you need another toy to play with the gift you are giving, unless you know for sure that the receiver already has that toy needed.
- 2. No big (size) gifts. I live in a smallish house, and do not have a lot of extra room large toys. I feel like most families are in the same boat as I am. Even if the child that you are giving the gift to does live in a big house, I feel like that doesn’t mean you need to fill it up with large toys.
3. Buy something to organize/store your gift in. An example if this would be a pencil case for colored pencils or markers. Or something like a jewelry box or bag to keep jewelry in. It is usually a small amount of money but I think it completes the gifts and makes it seem like a lot of thought and energy was put into the gift. 4. Give an experience instead of a thing. Give a gift card or tickets to the zoo, children’s museum, movie theater, or local pool.
5. Books are always a great gift. (My favorite Kids book for all ages) Our kids always enjoy having a new book read to them. If you are giving a gift to a child that can read or is just learning to read, there are so many great options for early readers.
6. Melissa & Doug products. I don’t want to know how many of these toys we have! But I must say that everything that we do have is quality and my kids love them. I mentioned a great Melissa & Doug product, which would also make a great gift, in this post about traveling with kids.
7. Add little extras on the outside of the package from the Dollar Tree or Target Dollar Spot. You can get some quality things to tie on to your package from the Dollar Tree or the Target Dollar Spot. My Kids always love a little peek of what is inside. Some great dollar items to add to your package are stickers, bath bombs, a hair bow, or a matchbox car.
8. If you are giving a gift to a child that is too young to have opinions on what they like, try to give them a great developmental toy. Something that is going to grow with them and help them develop into the next milestone.