Buying gifts for friend’s children? Here are five ideas they’ll love

Buying gifts for children is never easy these days due to there being such a large amount of choice, and the fact children can change what they like in a heartbeat. However, when you’re buying for a friend’s child, you may not know the ins and outs of what their kid likes, this is a whole other ball game.

Nevertheless, there are some tried and tested gifts that you can be sure they’re going to love, or will be so new and exciting it’s going to take their breath away. Even if you’re only looking for inspiration to get your own ideas flowing, here are some of the best gift ideas you need to know!


Colouring Books

Colouring books are a godsend in the modern era because they’re enjoyable, creative, relaxing, and don’t require the child to be sat staring at a screen for hours at a time. Colouring books are also available in all styles, themes, and designs, so it doesn’t matter what things the child enjoys, whether that’s a film brand or certain character, there’s a colouring book out for them!

What’s more, these gifts are super affordable, reusable, and can provide hours and hours of entertainment!

A fun Gift Set

There is an endless amount of gift sets available today, and finding the right one will solely depend on the child you’re buying for and what you know about them. From fossil sets that allow the child to dig for their own bones, magic sets that can introduce your child to the world of magic and wonder, and even slime laboratory sets to help stimulate the scientific side of the child’s mind; there’s plenty to explore.

Since there are so many kits available, we’re not going to list them all out here today, but they can all be found with a quick online search. With such an array of wonders to explore, it’s no wonder these are considered one of the best gifts for 11-year-old boys and girls.

Cuddly Toys

You really can’t go wrong with cuddly toys because they’re loved by all ages (especially younger children) and can be there every single day. You don’t just ‘get bored’ of a cuddly toy, and whether the child is going about their day, waking up, or going to bed, they can feel safe and secure knowing their cuddly friend is nearby!

When choosing one, find an animal or character, you know the child likes, or something that looks super cute and inviting!

A Video Game Gift Voucher

While it’s nice to try and avoid video games because it seems like all children are playing these days, one of the best gift ideas is to get them a voucher so you can help make the time they do play their games all the more special. Whether it’s a voucher for buying loot crates, in-game skins, or the games in general, these are an easy gift idea which are sure to be loved. If you’re after more gamer ideas, there are 50 cool gift ideas for gamers here.

A Board Game

While on the subject of games, a gift idea the whole family can enjoy comes from board games. There are literally endless board games to enjoy, and it really depends on the family’s personal preference. Just check out their interests, find a game that matches, and you’ve got it in the bag!


As you can see, there are plenty of fantastic gift ideas to explore, and it depends on what the child and their family enjoy doing in their lives! Get creative, think outside the box, and you’ll have the perfect gift idea in no time at all!

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