Children are a source of endless joy—especially if you’re not their parents. Being an aunt or an uncle gives you the privilege of feeling how it’ll be to have kids, minus the stress and the responsibilities, of course. It gives you the freedom of stirring up the children close to bed time, and not having to face the consequences. It’s also makes you realize how big and dangerous the world is, and the endless possibilities of how they could get hurt in it.
Seeing how special your niece or your nephew is to you, chances are that when it comes to presents and gifts, you might be a little lost in selecting them. The age, of course, plays a big part in the confusion. Here are a few gift suggestions that could come handy when buying gifts for a nephew, according to his age group.
Newborns, toddlers and kids under 10
This category is, by far, our personal favorite, simply because it’s the easiest group to shop for. The smaller they are, the less “hunting” you need to do for the perfect gift. Toys are your best friend in this category. For the newborns and toddlers, look for toys the are colorful and (possibly) soft without pointy edges. Soft toys are a definite win; but so are anything that plays music and makes a little noise. For someone a little older, you might want to do a little research; their favorite cartoons, their favorite kind of car, even knowing their favorite color makes gift selecting so much easier.
This one, is a little trickier. By this age, your nephew knows for sure about his likes and dislikes. While asking him about what he wants will probably be your best bet, it might not work that well with surprises. Teenagers tend to talk quite freely about their likes and dislikes with those of whom they are closest with, so pay attention to that. Intelligent “adult” toys are a good option of course. But what works better is if you focus on their hobbies. For example, if he likes playing a certain sport, then a quick visit to a sports clothing in Australia, or a sports equipment store will help you find your perfect gift.
Young adults and older
This category is for the college goers and those newly stepping into the adult world. While before you might have found the perfect gift for your nephew in a toy store or a sports clothing store, for this age group, you might want to hit the stores that are considered adult and find the leading footwear brand. Vouchers are a good gift option for this age group as it gives your nephew the freedom of choosing his own things. The vouchers can be for clothes, online purchasing or even a specific amount in a debit card. If he has just began working, then electronics that make an office goers life easier (from iPads to electronic clocks and even personal groomers) will do quite well.
The perfection of the gift depends on how well you know your nephew, really. So pay attention to that which he says, and doesn’t. Trust us, finding your special gift will be a breeze!