With Children’s Day coming soon, we put together a list of gift ideas for all ages that you can’t go wrong with!
*Updated 29 Sep 2021
If you’re wondering what to get for the kids (your own, nieces and nephews or even kids of friends) this Children's Day, look no further! We’ve compiled 9 gift ideas that are sure to impress the kids, regardless of age!
1. Children’s Books
Source: Simon & Schuster
The best thing about books is that they allow you to travel anywhere you want and become anyone; a hero, a poet, an astronaut, a wizard, anything really. You can give your little ones the gift of adventure by cultivating the habit of reading from a young age.
Aside from Times and Kinokuniya, you can also get a book for children of different ages at Woods in the Books, My Greatest Child, Kays Kube and Owl Readers Club.
Here's a $10 book voucher to Kays Kube at 20% off! You can use this save more on purchases of the interactive board books!
RELATED: 7 Children’s Books to Read with Your Toddlers
2. Sweets, Snacks & Treats
If you have a sweet-toothed kid, they will probably never say no to sweets, rather it will be a much welcome gift. Grab a bucket and fill it with chocolates, cookies, cakes, macarons, candies, and all things sweet. If you’re worried your little tyke might eat all of the sweet stuff at one go, you can divide the portion and gift it over several days instead. This way you can make sure they don’t overdose on sugar and extend the happiness over several days!
3. Tech Toys
We’re in the technological era and that means, among other things, oodles of tech toys! Not only are tech toys a great way to keep your little humans entertained, but they’re also a great way to keep them up-to-date with the technological advancements of the time!
You can consider myFirst Sketch, a durable and environmental-friendly portable sketch pad; PlayShifu Tacto, a series of interactive board games for families, and; the Intelino Smart Train, a classic toy train, reinvented, among others.
If all else fails, do look out for the new Nintendo Switch OLED Model, to be relased on Children's Day, 8 Oct 2021!
4. DIY Kits
Source: Mr Bottle’s Kids Party
DIY kits is another great gift idea for young ones. With all the materials they’ll need for the particular craft packed into the box, including instructions, they’ll be free to explore without any hindrance. You can also use DIY kits as an opportunity to spend quality time with your little ones. And your options for DIY kits are a multitude, from Kids Magic Set, Dinosaur Excavation Kit, Floral Resin Art Kits, Baking Kits to art jamming sets! For more inspiration, check out our list of DIY sets and more DIY sets.
RELATED: 7 Places to Get STEAM Kits in Singapore for Kids
5. Personalized Plushie
Source: Lovingly Signed
If you have tiny little ones or are looking for a suitable gift for tiny little ones, check out Lovingly Signed. They specialize in personalized baby gifts and their selection ranges from baby safe dish sets and toys to clothing, hooded towels, and robes for tiny tots. Some of their offerings also provide you with the option of embroidering a name of your choice! Even if your little ones have passed their baby phase, it might not be too late for a Bashful Bunny with their name embroidered of its shirt!
6. Musical Instruments
Source: Swee Lee
If you’re raising future musicians, then you will make their day by gifting them a child-friendly musical instrument this Children’s Day! You can find a range of musical toys at toy stores like ToyTag. Additionally, Swee Lee also carries an outstanding collection of musical instruments designed specifically for children by NINO Percussion.
7. Sports Equipment
As families stay home more due to the pandemic, we may forget to keep our bodies moving! So why not take this opportunity to introduce a sport to your little ones! You can head down to a nearby mall to purchase a ball, racket or even something more exotic! To get some ideas, Decathlon Online for an extensive collection of affordable sportswear and equipment. Things that we spotted include the Beginners Skateboard, 14-inch Starter Bike, or even the Baby Gym Mini Trampoline for some indoor bounce sessions!
8. LEGO Sets
A popular gift idea, LEGO sets fit a wide range of ages and is generally gender neutral too! Get the classic sets or any of the collaborative ones (Marvel and Disney series are usually popular). Otherwise, there's also the latest LEGO City Stuntz collection that will be available from 1 Oct, or the LEGO Mario and LEGO Luigi sets where 2 players can play together in a new social play experience too!
9. Eco-friendly Gifts And Do Good With Adriftgift
Made from upcycled plastic collected from the shores of Singapore’s beaches, these eco-friendly greeting cards feature some of our local marine animals, which are all lovingly hand-drawn! These greeting cards can also be bought separately at prices ranging from $3.40 to $6.80 or as a pack of 4 at $32.
From Adriftgift, you can also get eco-friendly bookmarks at just $1! These make the perfect gift to encourage children to start reading more and come in an assortment of designs, featuring a whole range of marine animals - from turtles and jellyfish to Singapore’s iconic Merlion.
10. Gift An Experience
For those who prefer to create experiences instead of presents, do check out the various listings on our SHOP. We like to highlight the Home Campcation Experience, the Parent/Child Flight Experience, the RC Model Car Racing Experience and the Sailing Programme for Kids Experience.