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It’s that time of year when we desperately try to find the right gift for each little individual. It’s natural to want to make each child happy with the best gift.

This year, you also have to contend with getting as much value as possible from the gifts. Fortunately, some of the coolest gifts for kids are affordable. They will also stimulate knowledge, thinking skills and imagination.

Parents would rush out and get the latest gadget or toy regardless of cost, because everyone else did. That kind of knee-jerk reaction is over. Budgets require finding the best gifts for kids. It forces us to think about what kids enjoy rather than showing off.

Here are some cheap unique gifts that will enable your kids to enjoy and be proud of their gifts.

The Veggie Garden

A veggie garden teaches kids to grow food and flowers. What a great gift to allow your kids to plant seeds, tend the veggies and harvest. Add a few simple gardening utensils. The final step is showing them how to cook or prepare the veggies produced. Supply them with seeds such as:

  • Radishes
  • Onions
  • Lettuce
  • Zucchini
  • Corn
  • Tomatoes
  • Pumpkins
  • Cucumbers
  • Carrots

Give them a piece of the yard and teach them how to grow. The best gifts for kids provide tools for them to learn skills i.e. gardening and cooking. Or, they can snack on fresh veggies as they play.

Best Gifts for kids - Veggie Garden

The Dress-up Trunk

Inspire your kids’ imagination with great gifts to dress up. Fill a trunk, box or closet with used clothes. Include both men’s and women’s clothing. Make it special by making or buying a few costumes. Firm favorites are:

  • Super-hero capes
  • Chef’s hat and an apron
  • Pirate hat
  • Nurse’s uniform
  • Bridal veil & bouquet

Remember to have a selection of used gloves, scarves, dresses, purses, shoes and safe costume jewelry. How’s that for cheap unique gifts?

Best Gifts for Kids - The Dress-up Trunk

Craft Supplies

Kids love to be creative. On the list of the top gifts for kids there should be a variety of craft supplies. The more supplies you build up the more projects they can complete. These are inexpensive gifts you can add as you can afford. Examples of basic supplies are:

  • Shape scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons
  • Window paints
  • Stamps
  • Shape hole punch
  • Ruler
  • Templates
  • Scrapbook papers
  • Brushes
  • Glitter
  • Sparkling stones
  • Cardboard
  • Scrapbook paper

And the list of best gifts for kids goes on. Simply set aside a washable table or worktop, set out the supplies and guide them through a project, or just let their creativity go wild. Such cheap unique gifts allow you to proudly display their craft work.

Outdoor Games

Get kids away from the internet and TV and into the fresh air and sunshine with some of the best gifts for kids:

Put all the above items in a big plastic tub and add a big colorful ribbon. As simple as that…

Give them these cool gifts and you won’t get them back indoors. Such items encourage game playing, physical activity and face-to-face communication.

Cheap Unique Gifts for Kids - Soap Bubbles

Classical Movie Collection

It is important to include cultural appreciation into your kids’ lives. You don’t want to force them into it because then they’ll hate it. Be subtle and present them with the best of classical movies and music for kids.

Some cartoon character examples could be:

  • Mary Poppins
  • Flipper
  • The Sound of Music
  • Annie
  • Lassie

These cheap unique gifts give a choice of paying for copyright and making up your own DVD (to start a collection) or you could make it easy and buy a DVD or a complete collection to be used over and over again, making it one of the best gifts for kids.

All these great gifts for kids combine some bought items with guiding kids to participate and use new skills and imagination while staying within your budget. Choosing these cool unique gifts for kids enables them to have fun and appreciate new and old experiences.

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