Great Gifts for Kids

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Great gifts for kids that go beyond toys
If you are one of the many holiday shoppers that is tired of buying the same, old toys year after year, there are some clever gift ideas for kids that will give them something useful, practical, and that they will adore. This may sound like a tall order, but it really only requires a little thought and some savvy shopping to give truly great gifts.

One fantastic gift idea is footwear. Teens especially love receiving the newest shoes, sneakers, and fashionable boots as gifts. Younger children may appreciate getting a pair of shoes that mimics what the older kids are wearing. There are some great online retailers, such as Sneaker King, that offer the quality brands that kids want to wear and competitive prices. This also provides a welcome alternative to shopping in busy malls during hectic seasons, as ordering online treats buyers to door-to-door delivery of their purchases!

Another great gift for kids is unique, personalized stationery. This may include simple note cards, specialty papers, or the old-fashioned type of stationery that your grandmother used to write her letters. There is something inspiring about a beautiful piece of stationery and it makes sense to foster this love in kids, too. This could encourage some to get off their computer and actually write a note to someone they care about.

When looking for a holiday remembrance, think about items that will be considered cherished keepsakes later on. This might include a personalized fleece throw for their bedroom, or it could be a pen with the child’s name inscribed on the side. These are the gifts that make children feel valued and important, and remind them that someone took the time to think of them and give them something distinctive. There are some clever options found through online engraving vendors or customized apparel retailers, and the expansive selections guarantee that shoppers will find exactly the right gift.

Buying a piece of plastic that will likely get broken or thrown out is a frustrating approach to holiday shopping. While kids enjoy receiving toys and other play-things, they may enjoy some of these more practical options even more. Make it a point to consider some unique alternatives to the annual toy-run, and see if you can impress a child with your thoughtful gift this season. It doesn’t have to cost more, it simply requires a new approach to gift-shopping!

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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