A birthday, the holidays, a congratulatory occasion; just some of the times when you would have to give a present to a kid. Normally there is no dearth of the number of things that you can buy for kids, with the malls full of toys and games that kids are sure to adore. But what do you do in a situation when you are on a shoestring budget? Well, these are times when you need to be on the lookout for gifts ideas that don't leave you bankrupt, and in this article we give you some options that you can use.
Gift Ideas on a Budget for Kids
It can be quite a task to choose presents for kids that are not too heavy on the pocket, thanks to the number of glittering and brilliant options that are available in the market. If you want to buy a gift that is thoughtful yet inexpensive then you can use some of the options that are given below.
Everyone loves to receive multiple gifts and kids are no exceptions. Make a neat little basket with all the things that he or she loves. Include small stuff toys, stationery, play-dough, chocolates, candies, toys, movie tickets, and anything else that is cheap and you are sure that the kid you are giving the gift to, will love. Gift baskets can also be personalized with the kid's name inscribed on the basket.
Sure, books are no longer as cheap as they used to be at one time, but if you have a huge collection of comic books then this could be the time to share it with your nieces and nephews. Let them dig into your collection and pick out those comics that they really like. Once they have picked them out, you can get them rebound if need be or make boxes of the comics that have been chosen. This can be an excellent gift and you introduce kids to the joy of reading. You do not need to restrict yourself to comic books. You can always let them choose from genres like fairy tales, adventure stories, and inspirational books for kids.
If you want to ensure that your kid does not spend all his time in front of the television or on the computer playing games, then gift him a membership to a hobby class that you know he will enjoy. There are many cheap classes that you can choose from, after conducting an online search. Ensure that you choose a class that you know he will have an interest in. You could even choose to introduce him to a completely new avenue that you think he will take to. You could discover some hidden talents in your kid.
Cookies and Cakes Bag
Show me one kid who does not like sweets and candies and I will change my name. Almost every kid (and adult) I know would love a goody bag full of their favorite treats. Bake their favorite cookies and cakes, top it up with their favorite icing, place it in a great container, decorate it well, and gift it to the little one. Of course, this comes with side effects of extreme sugar rush and tummy aches. Ensure that the kid does not gobble up all the sweets at one go.
These are just some of the ideas you can try out. Movie passes to a movie that they are dying to watch or even DVDs of their favorite animated movies are also good options. If you are good at craft work, then there is a whole range of handmade gifts that you can make for kids. From colorful scarves to bags to pencil stands, crayons, the options are endless.
All the adults can get together and buy a lot of inexpensive gifts. Do not address any present to anyone, instead number them. Let the kids pick out chits with numbers on them. They take home the gift that matched the number they picked. This way you do not spend a lot of money and everyone is happy.
You could also visit the toy store at the mall to check if there are toys that fit in your budget. At the end of the day, you need to make your kid understand that sometimes the present is more about the thought behind it than the actual present. Your kids are sure to love whatever gift you give them.