With my little one’s first birthday just around the corner, I thought I’ll write a series of posts on ‘First Birthday Preparations’ based on my personal experience. I’ll be writing on how to plan in such a way that everything is simple, easy and meaningful. So keep an eye on my blog page!
In fact, I’ve already started the series with this first post- i.e. Meaningful Return gifts!
Kids love gifts. In fact, I still love receiving them :p But let’s face it, hunting for good return gifts can be a painstaking task especially when you’re planning your child’s birthday too.
The fact that most parents settle for water bottles, lunch boxes etc., proves their exhaustion. Hence I’ve complied a list of meaningful gifts for you so that your daunting task becomes easier!
I’m sharing 10 return gift ideas which are so appropriate and useful that the kids will thank you for your choice! 🙂
1. Piggy Bank
Giving a piggy bank will not just help them learn the value of money but also encourage them to save some and buy things of their choice.
Price: You’ll find them in a variety of designs and shapes starting from ₹150/- or even lesser.
Here’s the amazon link of one such piggy bank for your reference.
2. Learning Toys
Toys play a cardinal role in both physical and mental development of children. So why not give them good wooden learning toys and send them back home not just with a huge smile but an opportunity to learn something new?
Fisher Price, Skola, Brainsmith etc. have some great options in this segment.
Price: ₹325/- onwards
3. Play doh
Play doh and clay helps in making their motor skills stronger and their eye-hand coordination better. It’s loved by both young and older kids and hence is a great option if you have a mix of kids of all age groups.
Price: Staring from ₹125/-
Here’s the link of one such kit for your reference.
Using chalkboard not only saves paper and money but also helps a lot in building their fine motor skills. Though they look old school but these days you get a variety of them in different shapes and even personalisations.
Price: ₹100/- or even less
Here’s a link of one such store which makes chalkboards for return gifts and otherwise too.
5. Indoor Plant
Teach kids to grow a plant early on not only gets them fascinated but also makes them love and value the food they eat and plants they see.
Here’s a link for one such indoor plant service in India.
6. Colouring Book
Art captures the imagination of kids and sparks their creativity. You can get simple colouring books with organic colours for little kids and mandala books for older ones.
Price: Starting from ₹149/-
Here’s the link of one such book for your reference.
7. Height Chart Wall Decal
Or any decal, actually.
I’m a sucker for cute things and wall decals are my favorite! They easily spice up any corner of the room and make it lively.
Price: 169/- onwards
Here’s the link of one such cute height chart wall decal for you!
8. Slime Kit
Playing with slime is very beneficial in building their sensory skills! Not only kids love it but adults find it stress relieving too!
Price: ₹130/- onwards
Here’s the link of one such slime set for your reference.
There’s no gift like a book. Need I say more? You can give any classical bedtime book to younger kids and engaging activity books to older ones.
Price: ₹100/- and above
10. Skipping Rope/ Frisbee/ Cricket Bat/ Badminton Kit
Basically anything that encourages them to step out and play. Kids these days are glued to gadgets and there’s nothing better than gifting them the joy of outdoor play!
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