For some reason, there’s an assumption that buying a gift for a boy is harder than shopping for girls. If you have sons or you’re buying for your godson or nephew, shopping doesn’t have to be stressful. Here are some tips to help you buy brilliant gifts for the boys in your life.
If your son or nephew is an intrepid adventurer, there are some fantastic gift ideas out there. For younger children, trikes and outdoor games are a great idea while older kids will love mountain bikes, skateboards, rollerblades or even the opportunity to try something like surfing or rock climbing. Make sure any gift you buy is age appropriate and remember that safety should always come first. If you’re buying a bike or a skateboard, for example, you could ask other members of the family to get the helmet and knee and elbow pads.
Clothing may not be top of every child’s wish list, but there are certain exceptions. Dress up clothes are often a popular choice for young boys, especially those who have aspirations to become a doctor, a nurse, a vet or even a superhero one day. Personalized clothes are also a cool option. Your child may not be fussed about what top they throw on in the morning, but how would they feel if they were able to start their big day wearing a customized shirt? You can design and buy personalized birthday T-Shirts online with your child’s name and age. If you have older kids, you may find that options like customized sneakers go down well. Some brands give you the option to design your own shoe or add your name or a special date, for example.
Gifts for sports fans
Lots of boys enjoy getting out and about and letting off steam. If you’ve got a sports fan in the house, this is great news when it comes to gift shopping. You can choose from everything from tickets to a big game, signed shirts or sporting autobiographies for older kids to new balls and replica kits for young boys.
If your son has creative talents, there are loads of different items you can buy when birthdays or special occasions come around. Stock up on arts and crafts supplies or buy an easel for a budding painter. Put some money towards a new laptop for an aspiring writer or invest in music lessons for the next chart-topper. Think about your child’s interests and how they choose to spend their spare time. This will help you come up with ideas that are guaranteed to please. If you have teenage kids, booking tickets to a gig or taking a trip to a museum or gallery could be a good idea.
If you have boys, and you find it hard to buy gifts, hopefully, this guide will make life easier. Personalize the process and think carefully about how your son, cousin or nephew likes to spend their time and money. If they have interests, use them as the inspiration for your search, and try and be original. You don’t always have to get material items. You could always plan a fun day out or treat your favorite boy to an experience of some sort.
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