6 Factors to Consider When Buying Christmas Gifts for Kids

Christmas is a joyful season of giving. It’s a time when you will surely realize how it’s better to give than to receive. Seeing the faces of loved ones as you hand your nicely wrapped Holiday presents to them is surely a heart-warming thing to experience. Who’s the happiest of them all? The tots! That’s one of the many reasons why it feels so good to buy Christmas gifts for kids who smile sweetly at the sight of you and your presents. No matter what the gift would be, they are just so glad to get one! 

For some adults though, it’s not easy to think of what gifts to buy, especially if you don’t just want to give cash placed in red Christmas envelopes. Knowing that most kids don’t really appreciate money as much as they do for toys, you’d definitely try squeezing your juices thinking of what actual items to give them. Particularly if you have young nephews and nieces, godchildren, neighbors’ kids and other dear youngsters in your life, you would be preparing well for giveaways they’d truly get sparkling eyes for. 

To help you with this Holiday errand, the list below has been written. Here are x factors to consider when buying Christmas gifts for kids.

1 – How old are the kids?

Needless to say but still on the list is the age of the kids you are giving gifts to. How old are they? Do they belong to the age range of kids who can play any kind of toy? Or are they those who are kids more capable of playing something more difficult? 

Know the age of the kids as this can help you during purchasing because most items indicate the age of kids suitable to use them. They come with labels saying “for kids 3+” or “for kids 8 and below”. 

2 – What are their hobbies and interests?

Support the kids’ hobbies by giving Christmas gifts related to them or that will help them enjoy their interests further.

If they are into basketball, you can give them a basketball, a pair of basketball shoes or a jersey set. If they are into baking, give them a kiddie chef outfit, colorful baking tools or kid-friendly baking ingredients such as cake flour, bread flour and yeast. For kids who love visual arts, know if they are into drawing, sketching, painting or lettering. There are many options to choose from, like a crayons set, a sketchbook, a calligraphy pen and more. 

Giving Christmas gifts that are aligned with the kids’ interests, you can be sure that they will smile big! These items will be greatly useful to them without a doubt. 

3 – Who are their favorite cartoon characters? 

Of course, kids would get heart eyes at anything with their favorite cartoon characters’ faces on them. Know who the muses of their hearts are. Most kids are into the trendy characters of the time, and that’s not really hard to consider because more often than not, the market sells a lot of them due to great popularity and demand. 

4 – Are these items educational?

Christmas gifts for kids should be meaningful and useful at the same time. It would be highly appreciated even by their parents if you give them something educational. Books, story books, coloring books, learning blocks, alphabet charts, musical toys are some educational Christmas gifts for kids that would be of great help for them to learn important topics and skills. It would be nice to know that through your gift, you contribute to their learning and development too. 

5 – Do they already own something like these at home?

Don’t forget the basic factor to consider when giving anybody a gift whether it’s for Christmas or any other special occasion. You want your present to be extra special, so avoid giving them something they already have. To be exact and more specific, avoid giving them something they have in multiples at home. 

If you know that the kid has mountainous toys at home, then veer away from giving them new toys; you’ll just add to the piles of old and new ones they already possess. If they have so many clothes, which many just get outsized because the kids grow bigger and taller, skip the clothes too. 

6 – How long will these items last?

Excellent quality is what you want your gift to have, so you can be happy and proud giving it as well. Choose items that are durable and long-lasting. How long will they last if kids use them? Are they tough enough to withstand the test of time and test of kids’ chaotic playfulness and delight? Buy Christmas gifts for kids, knowing fully well that they are reliable and dependable not only in their looks but also in their lifespan.  



The easiest to give as Christmas gifts for kids is money, however, if you want them to remember your present for a long time and use it a lot, too, you’d skip that and buy something they can actually enjoy by themselves. 

Toys? Clothes? Shoes? School supplies? There are manifold options, but that fact also makes the decision-making part quite difficult and dilemma-filled. The best way out of that struggle is to get to know more about the kids you are giving gifts to. Ask yourself the questions listed above, and according to the answers, purchase Christmas gifts for kids you cherish. 

Make children smile this Christmas! Send your love through Christmas gifts they will love!  



Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. Quality and well-researched writing is her worthwhile avenue to enlighten and delight others about things that matter. She is a daytime writer for Mauri Baking Supplies Australia, a chief supplier of bakery ingredient solutions all over New Zealand and Australia. Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.

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