There is no shortage of celebrations that require gifts throughout the year. From birthdays to holidays, graduations, and more, it doesn’t take long for you to run out of ideas when it comes to buying gifts for the kids!
Spending your money on something that the kids won’t even like isn’t any better than throwing your money down the toilet. If you want to make sure they actually like what you get them, you should give one of these four gift ideas a try.
Gift Vouchers and Cards
Many people shy away from gift cards and vouchers because they think it’s a very impersonal way to give a gift. However, when done correctly, it can actually be just as meaningful as picking something specific out for the recipient.
The key is to choose a gift card or voucher to a place that you know the kid in your life loves. For example, if the teen in your life is really into fashion, consider Myntra gift vouchers. If they love music, get them an Apple Music gift card. They’ll know you thought about what they like, and they’ll be thankful that they still get to pick out something that they’ll love.
Put Money into a Savings Account
Did you know the average cost to attend college is $57,000? That amount is only expected to rise as the years go by.
If the child in your life isn’t wanting for anything, instead of spending your money on something that’s just going to end up forgotten about in the closet, put some money away in a savings account. They won’t thank you now, but they will surely thank you a few years down the road when they realize you’ve saved enough to help them pay for college!
Buy a Membership
A lot of traditional gifts encourage children to stay at home. That’s especially the case when it comes to video games. Why not encourage them to get out of the house by gifting a membership instead!
A few membership ideas include:
- The zoo
- Local amusement parks
- The poolchi
- The baseball stadium
It’s even better if you go with them at least once to use the membership for the first time. Then, all they need is a ride and they have something to do all year long!
Plan a Getaway
Although buying actual things is the traditional way to give a gift, it isn’t necessarily the best way. Instead, you should spend your money on a shared experience by planning a getaway.
Plan an overnight stay at indoor water park, travel to a nearby amusement park, or spend the day at the beach. The recipient is much more likely to remember the time you spend together than they are to remember what you bought for them years down the road.
Make gift giving fun again by trying one of the ideas on this list! They’re a great way to spend your money wisely while bringing a smile to your child’s face at the same time.