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Unique Christmas Gifts You Can Buy For Your Kids


Buying Christmas gifts for kids is the norm in most homes, if one of your Christmas tradition is to give your children gifts, you are probably scratching your head and wondering what you’ll give them as Christmas gift this year. The Christmas tradition in my house is we buy and decorate the Christmas tree, put the children’s gifts under the Christmas tree then the next morning we’ll watch as the children excitedly unwrap their gifts and say a big “Thank you!” with the biggest smile ever.

You can buy your child a gift;

1. Based on your child’s talent and interest

If your child is older, observe what his interest are, does he love sports? Singing and dancing? If he’s a lover of football, buy him a soccer boot and ball as Christmas gift, if he loves to sing and dance you can buy him musical instruments (piano, drum, flute, guitar and what have you) to help nurture his love for music and if he’s a loves to read, buy him story books. A gift that supports your child’s passion will lighten up their face as well as help nurture their talents.

2. Based on your child’s wishes

If at the beginning of the year your child has been wishing for a bicycle you can make this Christmas extra sweet for your child by buying him a bicycle as Christmas gift. If you live in an estate and your child has no friends you can buy her dolls and doll house so she can talk to her dolls and play in the doll house.


You can also buy your child;

3. Toys 

Young children love toys and they aren’t so expensive, whatever toy you buy make sure it’s something your child will like and has probably been craving so you won’t get grumbling from them instead of a bright smile and a “thank you”. Stuffed animals like teddy bear, cars, helicopters, dolls will do.

4. Books 

Whether your child loves to read or not, this is a good chance to develop their love for books, buy your child age-appropriate books that is both thrilling, educative and fun. For children in the nursery and primary level singing books are perfect, for older children books about adventure, love, fantasy etc are the deal. Read the book first and be sure it’s age-appropriate before giving it to your child as Christmas gift.

5. Phones and ipads

Has your 3 year old child been disturbing your phone lately and want his own phone? They sell toy phones and ipads, buy him one as Christmas gift and let him knock himself out pressing it. Remember to package it well.

6. Clothes and accessories

This is what most Nigerian parents buy their kids as Christmas gift, clothes, shoes, watch, goggle are a must, if you don’t buy Christmas cloth for a child such will cry his heart out and let everyone know he’s wearing last year’s cloth. Yes, you can show them their Christmas cloth already but you can wrap their shoe, bag or whatever else as gift for them. But with or without wrapper, new clothes during Christmas is seen as Christmas cloth and gift by kids.

Encourage your children to give gifts too, your girl can knit something and give it to her dad while the boy can make cards or drawings for you. Ways to reduce Christmas shopping stress
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Gifts To Get That Special Man In Your Life This Father’s Day


Would you agree with me that fathers don’t get celebrated enough i mean mother’s day comes twice in a year but father’s day comes only once, Lol. So on this wonderful day where we get to celebrate those wonderful husbands, fathers, brothers and friends in our live we usually wonder what we can possibly get them this fathers’ day.

Lets look at this suggestion on what to get this special men in our lives on this day specially dedicated to celebrate them.  

  • Shoes: This is usually a good gift idea because practically every man likes a good pair of shoe. Take a shoe from his rack, check the size and good buy him a lovely pair of shoes. Better still take him along with you have him pick out a pair he likes and pay for it. 
  • Watches: This are also a very safe choice for men. While not all men are particular about shoes, some actually cant do without their watch. Make sure the person you are buying it for actually likes watches.
  • Cufflinks: This works very well especially if your man wears corporates a lot. Get a beautiful pair of cufflinks for your man to go with his shirts.
  • Shirts: This are also a very safe gift to buy because every man especially a working class man has shirts in his closet. So why not buy him a shirt.
  • Native Wear: You really cant go wrong with native wears get him a beautiful guinea material and give his tailor who already has his measurement and surprise him with it. Top it off with an agbada. I am sure that would put a smile on his face.
  • Football Jersey: Practically every man in Nigeria is a football fanatic so why not order him a customised jersey from his favorite football club. That would definitely make his day.

You can also get him a cologne, treat him to a spa day or if your husband is a bookworm buy him a book. The truth is you are the one that knows what works best for the man in your life, hopefully I have helped you to come up with a perfect gift for that special Father in your life. 


Remember Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, so lets take our time to celebrate them this father’s day. 

Happy Father’s Day to all the amazing Papalettes!!

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