Kid’s Birthday Presents: Top Budget Ideas
It’s easy to get a little carried away when it comes to buying presents for kids, particularly when you’re their parents! It’s bad enough when it’s somebody else’s child that you’re buying for, let alone when it’s your own flesh and blood that you’d love nothing more than to spoil rotten. However, our finances don’t always mean we can do that and, when we have a budget to stick to, we have to be that little bit more careful about where our money is going. From boy’s pyjamas to hair clips and slides, here are some budget ideas for when you’d like your money to go as far as possible.
Can kids ever have too many books? The answer is…no! Books are a great way to encourage reading at home – whether it’s reading by themselves, or sitting with you for a bedtime story. You can enjoy all manner of books for a few pounds, from authors including Julia Donaldson, Jacqueline Wilson and the like. Take a look at the book charts and pick a book or two that is suitable for the child’s age.
Children’s DVDs are cheap as chips these days, and the variety on offer is out of this world. Help the child in question to build their film collection with one of the latest releases, such as Frozen, Turbo or the latest in the Tinkerbell franchise, The Pirate Fairy.
Every kid needs a few sets of cool pyjamas, no matter what season we are in. George’s boys pyjamas are a great example of affordable, but funky, sleepwear and the girl’s range is fabulous too! Choose your child’s favourite character PJs, such as Skylanders, TMNT or Adventuretime, and who wouldn’t fall in love with Tatty Teddy, Doc McStuffins or timeless fave, Hello Kitty.
Arts & Crafts
Any parent of school-age children will know that the latest craze to hit the schoolyard is Loom Bands, and what better way to fuel this addiction than with a couple of sets of them? Perfect for any girl, or boy, who loves to loom, you can choose from a range of coloured sets, as well as glow in the dark, scented and glitter bands.
Alternatively, arts and crafts including paint sets, ceramics, kits and even flower presses are great ways to peel the kids away from computer games and into something that is engaging, fun and creative.
Jewellery & Hair Accessories
Beads, jewellery and hair accessories are great ways to bulk out a birthday present without spending a fortune. Headbands, bobbles, bows, slides, bracelets, necklaces – great gift ideas, the kids will be chuffed with any of these and they cost next to nothing!
Sticker and activity books provide a perfect present idea for kids, and they don’t cost a lot either. From Marvel inspired to princess handbags, sticker and activity books help to keep them busy on rainy days while also encouraging them to use their knowledge to solve puzzles.
Here are a few ideas to help inspire you – if you’re still not sure what you wish to buy the birthday girl or boy, head to the high street or your local ASDA to see what great value goodies are available for you to splash your cash on.
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