Have you received an invite to a child’s birthday party but you’re out of ideas on what to get for the birthday boy or girl?
Whether you have a future scientist, a budding musician or an athlete in training on your shopping list, we know how stressful it can be finding the perfect gift for their birthday so we’ve put together a list of unique and fun presents to make it easier for you to track down something that's just right to bring a smile to their faces.
Warning: the gifts on our list are sure to trigger happy dances and excited squeals.
Special gifts to inspire creativity
Do you prefer choosing gifts that encourage curious and creative kids to explore the world around them?
Creative gifts are amazing for keeping the boredom away while letting their imaginations run wild. Your kiddos will love these fun artsy gifts, and you’ll love that they encourage their creative side.
Gardening tools and seeds
Ah, the great outdoors! Instead of having the kids enjoying the blooming flowers and growing vegetables from afar, why not get them to grow some themselves? Kids love getting down and dirty in the garden and luckily there are plenty of kid’s gardening kits to get them well on their way to having a growing garden.
Buying baking equipment is an innovative way to encourage your own little Master Chef to become a culinary whizz in the kitchen.
All they need is a baking bowl, whisk, oven mitts, a rolling pin and knives safe for little fingers to show them how easy it can be to make something delicious.
What could be better than a candle you make yourself? Kids candle making kits come with everything you need from candle wicks and molds to candle wax and scented oils to help them get creative while also crafting cute necessities for the home.
For many children, a love of music starts at a young age so gifting a musical instrument is the perfect way to let kids flex their musical muscles. Check in with mum and dad to see what instrument would be suitable for their home…not everyone wants to hear Three Blind Mice recited on the violin 100 times per day!
Children’s science kits have stood the test of time! Whether it’s making magnetic slime or an erupting volcano, science experiments are not only educational for children, but they’re also a huge amount of fun to create.
Outdoor survival kits for kids may be just what you need to get them interested in the great outdoors. After all, it's more fun to roam the forest than watching hours of YouTube videos.
A survival kit should include a sturdy rope, pegs and a tarpaulin for a make-shift tent, a torch and some camouflage paint.
Give the gift of an experience
By giving experiences instead of gifts, you'll be creating more opportunities for character-building and growth while they create fun childhood memories with their family and friends.
Museum memberships or day passes
A membership or season ticket to a family-friendly museum can be a fantastic gift-giving solution and will provide educational entertainment all year round.
Whether the child in your life is a little history buff, an animal enthusiast or a science nerd, there's sure to be a museum membership that suits them.
Annual zoo membership
Let them get up close and personal with the animals. They will be able to experience new babies arriving in springtime and watch them grow with every visit. The best thing about gifting a zoo membership is that no two visits are ever the same.
Become a magical princess, fight the bad guys or escape to a completely new world; no matter what they want to see, a cinema pass will get their imagination flowing.
Concert tickets are the perfect gift for the little rock stars in your life. Whether you opt for tickets to see a kid-friendly pop band or a day pass to a festival, there are plenty of great options for little ones to attend their first concert.
Sporting event tickets
From sports equipment to football shirts, there are hundreds of presents for sporty kids out there, but what could be better than seeing your favourite team playing while cheering them on in the sports stadium?
Muddy Boots Sleepover
An ultimate sleepover with the besties is the perfect way to celebrate on your big day. We supply magical teepee tents styled in their preferred theme (we have LOADS to choose from!).
Of course, you need plenty of extra ideas to keep the kids entertained until they fall asleep, so why not treat them to a mini spa day with gentle face masks, manicure sets, nail polish and other beauty items. We also have sleepover party goodie bags filled with party essentials.
Eco-friendly gift ideas
Give a child the gift of green! When it comes to eco-friendly gifts for kids, most children are pretty easy to please.
Giving them an eco-friendly gift is a great way to teach them about caring for the environment while also giving them a present they will love.
Adopt an animal
Adopting an animal is an amazing gift for nature lovers. Whether you sponsor a mischievous monkey, a roaring lion or a giant giraffe, adopting an animal will teach kids about their favourite animal and the precious habitat which they rely on to survive.
There are many brands that stock children’s clothing and accessories that are made from organic materials. Not only are they perfect for children’s sensitive skin but it means you can help the children learn how to be eco-friendly and ethically aware.
From vegan birthday cake to Fairtrade chocolate, there are plenty of ethically-sourced foods for the sweet-lover in your life. By swapping to an ethical brand you are helping the environment while helping to eradicate child slavery in the food production industry.
When all else fails or when you can’t quite decide on the perfect present to buy, why not give an online gift voucher and let them do the hard work! Many retailers have e-vouchers which can be redeemed through their app, so you don’t have to worry about printing onto paper.