Gifts for chil­dren

What to give a boy 8-9 years old?

Boys at 8–9 years old have already left the kinder­garten age, but have not yet become teenagers. Active, impul­sive, emo­tion­al, they have already begun to real­ize them­selves and look for their place in this world. “Adult” judg­ments of young men are replaced by pure­ly child­ish actions. At this age, boys begin to val­ue friend­ship and peer atten­tion more. Con­sid­er what can be giv­en to boys of this age so that the gift becomes tru­ly dear to them.

What should be considered when choosing?

Like all chil­dren, boys of pri­ma­ry school age are look­ing for­ward to one of the most joy­ful chil­dren’s hol­i­days of the year — their birth­day. Friends and fam­i­ly come to vis­it, giv­ing fun and gifts to the birth­day man. On the eve of the hol­i­day, rel­a­tives face the task of choos­ing a gift that will be use­ful and at the same time please the boy.

When choos­ing a gift for a birth­day, you need to take into account the char­ac­ter­is­tics of the age, char­ac­ter and inter­ests of the birth­day per­son. A boy at the age of 8 is char­ac­ter­ized by curios­i­ty, the spir­it of a pio­neer burns in him, who will not calm down for a long time — nei­ther at 9, nor at 10 years old. Child­ish destruc­tive­ness gives way to thought­ful knowl­edge of the envi­ron­ment, as It is eas­i­er for a 9‑year-old boy to sit in one place and use dif­fer­ent tools.

Now a lot is avail­able to a young researcher, because the num­ber and size of details does not mat­ter com­pared to preschool age.

By the age of 8–9, the guys already know how to take care of things and han­dle them care­ful­ly. Often at this age, boys begin to col­lect items of inter­est to them, which can become the basis of a col­lec­tion that is replen­ished through­out their lat­er lives. Chil­dren begin to be inter­est­ed in lit­er­a­ture that can ansr emerg­ing ques­tions, books that describe the excit­ing adven­tures of famous heroes Daniel Defoe or Robert Steven­son.

The activ­i­ty char­ac­ter­is­tic of boys of this age leads to a pas­sion for sports, where respon­si­bil­i­ty, per­se­ver­ance and the abil­i­ty to work in a team are impor­tant. This is of great impor­tance, since at this time friends begin to come to the fore in a child’s life. Excess ener­gy does not allow the guys to sit in one place for a long time, so out­door games with friends in the fresh air are essen­tial for a future foot­ball play­er, hock­ey play­er or oth­er ath­lete, even if he remains an ama­teur.

But no mat­ter how seri­ous inter­ests a junior school­child has, he still remains a child, there­fore toys still occu­py a sig­nif­i­cant place in his life, giv­ing scope for imag­i­na­tion.

With the help of toys, the boy tries on var­i­ous roles, gets used to the cre­at­ed images and con­quers the world.

Best gift ideas for son

The most dif­fi­cult gift choice is for par­ents. Every­one wants the thing to bring max­i­mum ben­e­fit and at the same time be inter­est­ing to the child. There­fore, when choos­ing a gift, you need to con­sid­er that the item will be active­ly used. You should not buy a thing that then needs to be kept on the shelf because of its price or fragili­ty. Besides, due to the pecu­liar­i­ty of age, it will be bet­ter if they give some­thing mate­r­i­al that can be touched, turned on, assem­bled, dis­as­sem­bled, made.

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Even if par­ents give the child the oppor­tu­ni­ty to go to Dis­ney­land, here and now it is worth giv­ing some thing as a gift in the appli­ca­tion for tick­ets.

Now it is dif­fi­cult to imag­ine those peo­ple and school­child­ren, includ­ing those who do not use var­i­ous gad­gets, and for boys at the age of 8–9, the time when there re no cell phones seems to be ancient his­to­ry. If the child does not yet have his own phone or he has a very sim­ple mod­el, then he will be pleased with the new means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion. You should not give a mod­el that is too func­tion­al, since he will not be able to use most of the avail­able appli­ca­tions, and an expen­sive thing will cause unnec­es­sary emo­tions among oth­ers.

And also it should be remem­bered that chil­dren often lose or break things, regard­less of their desire and the cost of the item.

In addi­tion to the phone, the boy will be inter­est­ed in the list of the fol­low­ing gad­gets:

  • game con­sole with two gamepads and a set of games so you can play with friends;
  • a portable game con­sole that is always at hand;
  • a sim­ple dig­i­tal cam­era that will pro­vide an oppor­tu­ni­ty to open the won­der­ful world of pho­tog­ra­phy;
  • smart watch­es with which the child can always con­tact his par­ents, and they can track his where­abouts;
  • net­book or tablet with down­loaded tuto­ri­als;
  • MP3 play­er with record­ings of your favorite artists.

The devel­op­ment of tech­nol­o­gy is pro­gress­ing by leaps and bounds, it has not bypassed chil­dren’s toys. Boys at this age are quite capa­ble man­age elec­tron­ic mod­els.

  • Quad­copters, heli­copters, air­planes with remote con­trol, ris­ing into the air, will sure­ly please not only the child, but also the old­er gen­er­a­tion.

How many hap­py hours father and son can spend togeth­er, launch­ing an enter­tain­ing toy.

  • RC boat it will be a lcome gift if there is a reser­voir near the place of res­i­dence.

  • Cars, motor­cy­cles, robots and oth­er mod­els with elec­tron­ic fill­ing are suit­able both for play­ing for one child and for friend­ly com­pe­ti­tions.

A boy who is fond of sports can be giv­en a sports equip­ment that suits his inter­ests and a uni­form:

  • a foot­ball play­er — a soc­cer ball, boots or T‑shirts;
  • a hock­ey play­er — a stick, a puck and pro­tec­tive devices;

  • the box­er will enjoy new gloves and a pear for train­ing at home;
  • kimono and pro­tec­tion for hands and feet are suit­able for karate­ka.

The options are plen­ti­ful, as are the sports that boys can play at eight and nine. Of course, the future cham­pi­on will like the new bag for sports equip­ment and cloth­ing.

Rollers, a scoot­er, a bicy­cle, a skate­board with a hel­met, knee pads and elbow pads, spe­cial gloves for pro­tect­ing hands will appeal to any boy. An inter­est­ing gift will be slid­ing-roller sneak­ers with lumi­nous soles.

Bad­minton or table ten­nis sets will help orga­nize out­door games in sum­mer and win­ter.

Easel, paints, brush sets wait­ing for young artists. A device for burn­ing com­bines work with wood and draw­ing, and devices for chas­ing — draw­ing and met­al.

Future musi­cians and com­posers will be pleased musi­cal instru­ments, micro­phone for karaoke.

Aspir­ing sculp­tors will be able to cre­ate their first works of art using kits for mod­el­ing from plas­ticine, plas­ter or plas­tic.

Sets of a young chemist, physi­cist, nat­u­ral­ist will help sat­is­fy the thirst for research. The options here are dif­fer­ent:

  • you can grow a sin­gle crys­tal or druse;
  • con­duct an exper­i­ment or exper­i­ment;
  • col­lect the first elec­tri­cal cir­cuits;
  • observe the life of insects.
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The boy will be inter­est­ed in the oppor­tu­ni­ty to see the macro- and micro­cosm, using tele­scope or micro­scope. At the age of eight, inter­est in the stars is only gain­ing strength, sup­port him by giv­ing the boy home plan­e­tar­i­um.

Check­ers and chessThey devel­op log­i­cal think­ing, so they should also be giv­en to a child, sud­den­ly the sec­ond Kas­parov wakes up in him. Log­ic puz­zles also include dif­fer­ent ver­sions of the Rubik’s Cube, 3D puz­zles, rebus­es.

A use­ful gift in addi­tion to devel­op­ment kits are ency­clo­pe­dias. Large, inter­est­ing and col­or­ful­ly designed books with large pic­tures and sto­ries about every­thing that a child may be curi­ous about, in an acces­si­ble form for his under­stand­ing, will help par­ents in ansring ques­tions that arise.

And, of course, there will always be toys.

  • Weapons mod­ern, ancient and fan­tas­tic: pis­tols, machine guns, blasters, bow and arrows, cross­bow, Jedi lightsaber and oth­er types.
  • Police­man’s set with a badge, hand­cuffs and a pis­tol in a hol­ster.
  • Detec­tive Pack with binoc­u­lars, head­phones for lis­ten­ing and a case with reagents for tak­ing fin­ger­prints.

  • The­mat­ic sets of a car mechan­ic or car­pen­ter with a work­bench and tools, equipped with light and sound sig­nals.
  • Details of cos­tumes of famous heroes, like Spi­der­man or Super­man.
  • Indi­an cos­tume with feath­er head­dress, belt and tom­a­hawk.

  • radio sta­tion with two inter­coms.
  • rac­ing tracks with cars and garage com­plex­es.
  • Rail­ways with arrows, sta­tions and a loco­mo­tive with sev­er­al trail­ers.
  • Mov­able fig­urines favorite heroes with apons.
  • Trans­form­ing robots.
  • The­mat­ic con­struc­tors.
  • Con­struc­tion kits: met­al, plas­tic, wood.
  • trans­port mod­els, which must be assem­bled by your­self. These can be mod­els of old sail­boats and mod­ern ships, retro cars or air­craft.

A good gift for my son’s birth­day a trip to an amuse­ment park, a trip to the cin­e­ma or a trip to nature. The boy will like vis­it­ing the plan­e­tar­i­um, zoo, dol­phi­nar­i­um, dinosaur exhi­bi­tion. Gifts that car­ry a pos­i­tive emo­tion­al com­po­nent are also inter­est­ing for the child.

An unusu­al birth­day present for an 8–9 year old boy is an oppor­tu­ni­ty to take part in an adven­ture quest with friends. Hide a gift, make a pirate old map, think over excit­ing tasks:

  • solve a prob­lem;
  • per­form a phys­i­cal exer­cise (pull up or crawl under an obsta­cle to get a clue);
  • deci­pher the rebus;
  • notice the unusu­al
  • and a few more tasks, but not very long so that the chil­dren do not lose inter­est in the game.

As a result, an amaz­ing adven­ture will please the son, remain­ing in his mem­o­ry for a long time.

Think­ing through the adven­ture, it is worth con­sid­er­ing will the child go through it alone or with the help of friends. If the boy goes alone, then a sin­gle item can be used as a sou­venir. In case of pass­ing the quest with the help of friends, at the end of the path you need to hide the trea­sure chest so that there are enough sou­venirs in this chest for all par­tic­i­pants. These can be inex­pen­sive toys in the form of fig­urines, chips with ani­me char­ac­ters that boys love to exchange so much.

Choos­ing a gift for a boy of pri­ma­ry school age, must not for­get about the school, which is an impor­tant com­po­nent of chil­dren’s lives. A set of pens, pen­cils, a pen­cil case with a ruler, a pro­trac­tor, a com­pass, a sharp­en­er and erasers — every­thing you need in the class­room will be a use­ful gift for a tomboy.

Anoth­er gift option is item for inte­ri­or dec­o­ra­tion. A wall clock with a pic­ture of your favorite char­ac­ter, a lamp or a night light with touch con­trol, an inter­est­ing chan­de­lier in the form of a fly­ing saucer or a mod­el of the solar sys­tem, lumi­nous dec­o­ra­tions for walls and ceil­ings will appeal not only to eight-year-old boys.

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cloth­ing, although it does not cause great delight among the birth­day man, it can also be a gift. New jeans, sat­shirts, shirts or T‑shirts with an inter­est­ing print will appeal to a young fash­ion­ista. Espe­cial­ly the boy will appre­ci­ate spe­cial cloth­ing for sportsif he is an ath­lete, extrav­a­gant cos­tume for per­form­ing on stage — in case of pas­sion for music.

What can you give your brother?

Most often, in a fam­i­ly, chil­dren do not dif­fer much in age, there­fore, when choos­ing a gift for their broth­er, they turn to their par­ents for help in pur­chas­ing or make a present with their own hands. Gifts that par­ents help to buy can be inex­pen­sive, as long as they are inter­est­ing. For exam­ple, you can donate:

  • an inter­est­ing film with a favorite char­ac­ter or a new film release;
  • a book about adven­tures that are so inter­est­ing for boys of this age;
  • a poster that will fea­ture pop­u­lar sports, movie or show busi­ness stars, depend­ing on inter­est;
  • a set of sol­diers with good draw­ing of details and addi­tions like mil­i­tary vehi­cles (it is bet­ter if the set con­sists of two armies so that you can arrange bat­tles);
  • board games, such as Monop­oly, Sea Bat­tle, lot­to and many oth­ers, pre­sent­ed in a gift box;
  • comics mag­a­zine;
  • puz­zles on the “male” theme;
  • 3D pen.

You can give your eight- or nine-year-old broth­er a hand­made gift. It could be:

  • a pho­to frame made from impro­vised mate­ri­als, which can be parts from cars, design­ers, robots, as ll as twigs, peb­bles, shells;
  • a selec­tion album with pho­tographs of a favorite hero and frames from a favorite movie;
  • a wal­let made of leather, tex­tiles or a phone case;
  • video col­lage of pho­tos of the birth­day boy with a con­grat­u­la­to­ry song.

How to congratulate a nephew?

Aunts and uncles select a gift for their nephew, focus­ing on his hob­bies and con­sult­ing with the birth­day man’s par­ents. You should not give the boy clothes or shoes, as there is no way to try them on. The excep­tions are T‑shirts or base­ball caps with the image of movie char­ac­ters, car­toons, a por­trait of your favorite ath­lete or the birth­day per­son him­self, applied using ther­mal print­ing, which the nephew will ar with great plea­sure.

If it is not pos­si­ble to choose a gift, you can give mon­ey, but it is bet­ter not to do it per­son­al­ly to the boy, but to trans­fer a cer­tain amount to his par­ents, who will buy a sou­venir for their son on your behalf or add it to their own and pur­chase a more expen­sive present. If you decide to pur­chase a gift your­self, then there are the fol­low­ing options:

  • indoor games such as darts, table hock­ey or foot­ball;
  • inter­ac­tive toy;
  • if the child has a com­put­er, then an orig­i­nal mouse or pad for it, an inter­est­ing-shaped flash dri­ve, speak­ers in the form of cars or robots, head­phones will do;
  • con­struc­tors are sim­ple and mag­net­ic;
  • wrist watch;
  • col­lectible mod­els of cars, sol­diers and much more;
  • set of stamps in the stock­book.

The choice of gifts is large, it all depends on the inter­ests of the birth­day per­son and the finan­cial capac­i­ty of the givers.

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