birth­day gifts

What to give a girl for her birthday?

Any per­son is wait­ing for his birth­day pre­cise­ly because he is count­ing on inter­est­ing gifts, but most of all this applies to lit­tle girls. The baby still believes in a mir­a­cle, she knows per­fect­ly ll that at least for mom and dad she is a princess, and there­fore it is impos­si­ble to dis­ap­point a child. At the same time, it is not always easy to under­stand what to give a girl so that she is sat­is­fied. In fact, there can be a mil­lion pos­si­ble options and ideas — will only briefly go over the main pop­u­lar options.

What to consider when choosing?

The top­ic of our arti­cle con­cerns some abstract girl, about whom noth­ing is said, but it is obvi­ous that dif­fer­ent chil­dren need to be giv­en com­plete­ly dif­fer­ent gifts. But how not to make a mis­take with the choice?

First, you need to give some­thing that match­es the age of the baby. There is no doubt that a preschool­er will be hap­py with anoth­er doll, but a girl prepar­ing for the tran­si­tion to ado­les­cence may no longer be inter­est­ed in such a gift. And vice ver­sa: some cos­met­ics, with­out which almost no female teenag­er can imag­ine him­self, will not inter­est the child, unless the baby is an avid fash­ion­ista and does not seek to copy her moth­er in every­thing.

Sec­ond­ly, each child is indi­vid­ual and has his own hob­bies, which may ll dif­fer from the inter­ests of most oth­er chil­dren. The­o­ret­i­cal­ly, par­ents can try to sculpt from the girl who she real­ly is not, but at least on her birth­day, you don’t need to press on it — it’s bet­ter to con­tribute to the hob­bies of the hero of the occa­sion and sup­port her.

So, an active child will sure­ly be much more hap­py with a bike than even the most inter­est­ing book about princess­es with bright pic­tures. The same thing hap­pens with calm girls: if it seems to you that the baby devotes too lit­tle time to active pas­time, the donat­ed rope will not turn her into a fid­get.

You can try to inter­est the girl with gifts that she was not fond of before, but at least some of them should cor­re­spond to what she already def­i­nite­ly likes, oth­er­wise the presents in her eyes will turn out to be a bunch of unnec­es­sary things.

Final­ly, if a lot of guests and gifts are expect­ed, it would be nice to coor­di­nate actions so that it doesn’t turn out that every­one gives the same thing. Imag­ine that a girl wants chil­dren’s cos­met­ics and tra­di­tion­al dolls, and all the invi­tees, hav­ing learned that the child is inter­est­ed in cos­met­ics, decide to real­ize their child­hood dream and at the same time not be banal. It turns out a twofold sit­u­a­tion, when the wish of the birth­day girl came true, and a lot of gifts re pre­sent­ed, but at the same time with­out a sin­gle doll, which re also need­ed, the hol­i­day will no longer be a hol­i­day.

Choosing useful things

Like it or not, a birth­day present can and should be use­ful even for a child. For this rea­son, in this sec­tion will not con­sid­er clas­sic toys.

If talk about use­ful­ness in the under­stand­ing of an adult, then it would be most cor­rect to give some school sup­plies — say, the same bacweack. This option is real­ly pos­si­ble, but here you need to observe a fine line, because chil­dren usu­al­ly “love” school in much the same way as adults do their work, and on their birth­day, you don’t want to spend gift options on some­thing that caus­es only sad­ness and aggres­sion. It’s anoth­er mat­ter if the child as a whole has a nor­mal atti­tude towards learn­ing, and the donors guessed that acces­sories should match the tastes of the birth­day girl and just be “cool”.

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Beat the baby’s hob­bies some­how, and then even banal note­books, but with the image of your favorite char­ac­ters, musi­cians or actors, will be received favor­ably.

By the same anal­o­gy, clothes are giv­en to the child — par­ents should clear­ly under­stand which style and print will make the girl an idol in their com­pa­ny, and which design will only cause a hail of ridicule from peers. Here, of course, one must either under­stand the cul­ture of chil­dren and youth, or focus on the wish­es of the hero of the occa­sion her­self, or not go into this steppe at all, buy­ing ordi­nary every­day clothes not as a gift.

The sit­u­a­tion will be a lit­tle eas­i­er if the girl real­ly likes to dress up and look beau­ti­ful — then any good dress should please.

Some pop­u­lar gad­get can also turn out to be not just enter­tain­ment, but a very prac­ti­cal and use­ful thing. For exam­ple, the phone allows the child to always stay in touch with their par­ents, and mod­ern smart­phones with the abil­i­ty to ful­ly con­nect to the Inter­net pro­vide the broad­est oppor­tu­ni­ties for find­ing infor­ma­tion, meet­ing new peo­ple and com­mu­ni­cat­ing. It can­not be said that the Inter­net is a pure­ly use­ful and cor­rect thing, hov­er, with a respon­si­ble approach, a girl can find a lot of use­ful infor­ma­tion there.

With a tablet or lap­top, the sit­u­a­tion is even clear­er: these devices have long been used for more pro­duc­tive learn­ing, they will come in handy not only in school years, but also in stu­dent years.

In addi­tion, even if the gad­get is used pri­mar­i­ly for enter­tain­ment, this is also ambigu­ous­ly bad: if their num­ber is mod­er­ate, then why not, because any per­son has the right to rest.

Final­ly, must not for­get about the over­all devel­op­ment of the child. This cat­e­go­ry includes the vast major­i­ty of typ­i­cal “chil­dren’s” gifts: these are sports items, var­i­ous books, art sup­plies, and board games. Move­ment is health, because the same bike or roller skates will strength­en the child’s body, the baby will get sick less often, not to men­tion good phys­i­cal shape.

Fic­tion expands the hori­zons of the child and allows him to look at the world more wide­ly, and var­i­ous ency­clo­pe­dias with illus­tra­tions will help to improve eru­di­tion in var­i­ous areas of use­ful knowl­edge. Cre­ativ­i­ty today can become quite a prof­itable pro­fes­sion in adult­hood, but even in child­hood at an ama­teur lev­el, it allows you to devel­op per­se­ver­ance and imag­i­na­tion, as ll as fine motor skills and imag­i­na­tion. And board games will com­plete­ly improve any of the above skills.

List of original gifts

Chil­dren are very prone to vivid emo­tions, and after all, a hol­i­day is an ide­al occa­sion to give joy. It is on this day that var­i­ous unusu­al sur­pris­es are espe­cial­ly in demand.

To begin with, do not become attached to the mate­r­i­al — some­times bright pos­i­tive emo­tions can be just because of the way you spend your time. Here, of course, one should focus on the girl’s hob­bies, as ll as what she has already tried in her life, but in gen­er­al, new impres­sions are a good present. To give an exam­ple, con­sid­er how pre­vi­ous expe­ri­ence affects the choice of a gift for a girl who loves ani­mals.

If a child lives in a rel­a­tive­ly small town where there is no zoo, or sim­ply has not had time to vis­it it yet, then going there can be a great solu­tion — few chil­dren would not be delight­ed with what they saw.

Hov­er, it may be that an ordi­nary zoo for a birth­day girl is no longer a curios­i­ty, then you need to find a pet­ting zoo, where there are much fer ani­mals, but you can stroke them and pick them up. An alter­na­tive solu­tion may be a dol­phi­nar­i­um.

A teenag­er acquain­tance with ani­mals has long passed, because here it’s bet­ter to give tick­ets to the con­cert of your favorite artist. As an option, you can send the birth­day girl to the cin­e­ma for the expect­ed film, but since such a gift seems rather mod­est and not very inter­est­ing alone, the girl her­self and her entire com­pa­ny are usu­al­ly sent to the cin­e­ma. The same applies to quest rooms, but here you need to remem­ber that not all of them offer pro­grams for minors.

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Anoth­er unusu­al, and more­over, intan­gi­ble gift is some kind of mas­ter class. This is far from always inter­est­ing for young chil­dren, and espe­cial­ly for chil­dren, such class­es are not held so often, but teenagers who are able to attend “adult” mas­ter class­es can get a lot of valu­able infor­ma­tion about their favorite pas­time.

Thanks to this, some hob­by (like the same mod­el­ing) can grow from an ama­teur lev­el to a pro­fes­sion­al one.

Of the mate­r­i­al, but rel­a­tive­ly unusu­al, will name the first a set of chil­dren’s cos­met­ics — they write and talk a lot about this, but not every par­ent decides to buy it. At the same time, such a present eas­i­ly solves the prob­lem that the baby takes her moth­er’s lip­stick and shad­ows with­out ask­ing. In addi­tion, spe­cial chil­dren’s kits are made tak­ing into account the typ­i­cal habits of chil­dren, pulling every­thing into their mouths, because such spe­cial cos­met­ics are not only non-tox­ic, but also eas­i­ly washed off from any soiled sur­faces.

What­ev­er one may say, soon­er or lat­er the baby will have to start learn­ing the basics of make­up, and instead of for­bid­ding the child from a poten­tial­ly use­ful activ­i­ty, you can encour­age him with­out harm to any­one.

A rather unusu­al gift is also a pet. A huge advan­tage of such a pre­sen­ta­tion is that it brings up the basic human qual­i­ties: a sense of respon­si­bil­i­ty and an under­stand­ing of the need to care for oth­ers. Anoth­er thing is that you need to clear­ly under­stand to whom you are giv­ing such a gift. A child may want his own liv­ing crea­tures, but over time he may change his mind, and you can’t throw away a liv­ing gift. In this sit­u­a­tion, all the bur­dens of car­ing for a pet can fall on the shoul­ders of the par­ents, which means that you can pur­chase presents of this kind only after agree­ing with them.

What can be done with your own hands?

To be hon­est, the mod­ern world with its devel­oped indus­try great­ly reduces the val­ue of home­made gifts, espe­cial­ly for chil­dren who do not yet under­stand the val­ue of hand­made. So far, for them, the most inter­est­ing pre­sen­ta­tion options are those that are sold in the store, unless one of the close rel­a­tives knows the skills of cut­ting and sewing and will give the young fash­ion­ista a chic dress of her own mak­ing.

Hov­er, this does not mean that cre­ative gifts are com­plete­ly exclud­ed — just that they are always used only as addi­tion­al ones.

It’s no secret that lit­tle girls love every­thing bright and beau­ti­ful. At this age, they are less prac­ti­cal than boys — some­times the very atmos­phere of the hol­i­day is val­ued no less than, in fact, gifts. This is exact­ly what you need to focus on, pur­su­ing the goal of pre­sent­ing a home­made gift. For exam­ple, a wall news­pa­per ded­i­cat­ed to the cel­e­bra­tion of a baby’s birth­day will make the birth­day girl feel proud and feel that she is loved.

A pop­u­lar hol­i­day solu­tion is cre­ation of var­i­ous fig­ures from var­i­ous objects. Most often, such things are cre­at­ed from bal­loons — there are even spe­cial stores where such inflat­able fig­ures are sold. Of course, such a dec­o­ra­tion will not last for years, but after all, a birth­day is not every day.

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A toy made of sets will stand even less. Once sets, even in them­selves, re a great gift for a child, but mod­ern chil­dren did not find those sad times, because sets as such are no longer asso­ci­at­ed with the hol­i­day for them. It’s anoth­er mat­ter if you con­struct a ted­dy bear fig­urine from them espe­cial­ly for a lit­tle girl — it’s beau­ti­ful, fes­tive, and very tasty at the same time!

Scrap­book­ing is also a fash­ion­able mod­ern solu­tion. If you make an album with pho­tos of the baby and the best wish­es, such a unique edi­tion can become the best gift for a girl for many years.

Some­how it so hap­pened that grand­moth­ers are most inclined to make gifts on their own — it is they who have the most options for what you can give home­made to your grand­daugh­ter for her birth­day. You can start with the sim­plest — your favorite pie or cake, which will be spe­cial­ly dec­o­rat­ed on the occa­sion of the hol­i­day. Tra­di­tion­al knit­ting is also allod — the donat­ed item of cloth­ing may be a sater, scarf, hat, or even warm socks.

It should be not­ed that such gifts are usu­al­ly more appre­ci­at­ed by those chil­dren who have already reached a cer­tain age when you begin to appre­ci­ate care.

Budget options

Con­trary to pop­u­lar belief, it is not nec­es­sary to give only the most expen­sive things to please the mod­ern child. In fact, some chil­dren’s wish­es come true with­out great expense - you just need to lis­ten care­ful­ly and show a drop of imag­i­na­tion.

If you are look­ing for a cheap gift option that your child will be delight­ed with, pay spe­cial atten­tion to the art sup­plies seg­ment. Of course, the seri­ous cre­ative skills and aspi­ra­tions of the baby require the pre­sen­ta­tion of high-qual­i­ty con­sum­ables, but in child­hood, most attempts in art are pure­ly ama­teur in nature, and the main thing for the child is to try him­self in a new les­son. Of course, the birth­day girl prob­a­bly already has the sim­plest things (like an album and a set of pen­cils, paints or brush­es), but you can always go a lit­tle more orig­i­nal way.

So, in draw­ing for the small­est, fin­ger paints may be the solu­tion. They do not need any brush­es at all — they are paint­ed direct­ly with their hands, since the com­po­si­tion is harm­less and eas­i­ly washed off from any sur­face. An even sim­pler and yet very pop­u­lar gift will be an ordi­nary col­or­ing book based on your favorite car­toons. In mod­el­ing, you can focus not on banal plas­ticine, but on some kind of ball or even kinet­ic sand.

One of the most bud­get options was and remains a book. Please note that illus­trat­ed edi­tions usu­al­ly require good paper for a high-qual­i­ty pic­ture, and there­fore are notice­ably more expen­sive than those books where there are no or few pic­tures. It turns out that an inex­pen­sive book has a chance to hook a child with a plot, but for a baby under ten years old, bright col­ors are more impor­tant. It means that a rel­a­tive­ly seri­ous book with­out an abun­dance of illus­tra­tions will be of inter­est only to teenagers.

A good board game will also not nec­es­sar­i­ly cost a lot of mon­ey, but it can be both infor­ma­tive and inter­est­ing, espe­cial­ly if the girl has some­one to play with. As oth­er play­ers, not only friends and girl­friends are suit­able, but also par­ents or any oth­er rel­a­tives, because spend­ing time togeth­er helps to estab­lish an excel­lent atmos­phere of mutu­al under­stand­ing and come up with a com­mon excit­ing activ­i­ty for loved ones.

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