Among all the celebrations that take place with family and friends, birthday parties usually end up having a special place. It is special in the sense that everybody as well as the person in the headlights can relate to it very easily.
Just imagine the setting of a child’s birthday party. There is total chaos everywhere. Children keep hopping around, playing with each other or other objects, eating cake or chocolates, making a mess of stuff, etc. They crave for love and attention. You and your fellow parents are ready and on-hand to provide both.
And to this confusion you can add another component: gifts.
The gifts that your child receives for her/his birthday will probably end up forming a maze in a room. And to complicate things, children turning up at a birthday party expect a return gift.
A return gift usually ends up being broadly popular, cool, modern and positively received by a group of children. Return gifts should be child-friendly, holdable and diverse in nature.
Of course, finding something unique for each and every one of your child’s little friends might end up being quite difficult and expensive. Your child might also have particular return gifts in mind for some of her/his closer friends or have a better understanding of various tastes and preferences.
Hence, return gifts have to be decided upon after taking into a variety of factors as stated above. Return gifts themselves have changed and modified over the years.
The latest trend has been to emphasize objects which hold artistic flair. This artistic flair is made obvious in a variety of ways. The gifts could be colourful, bright, be connected to popular personalities or cartoon characters. Even some mythological figures like dragons or elves sometimes end up being popular.
Other simple options like fancy pencils, puzzles, riddles, board games and instruments which emit hypnotizing bubbles always end up being all-time favourites. You can also choose on a gender basis. A Barbie set for the girls and racing cars for the boys are usually received well.
To encourage the artistic side of children, painting kits or sketching kits serve as gifts with the bonus of a learning experience. Useful utilities like lunch boxes, water bottles, glasses or stationary holders are also pretty popular.
The gifts can be wrapped up in unique ways as well. Gift wrappers come with puzzles, funny and touching messages as well.
Since you are putting so much thought and time into return gifts, you probably want the gifts to be treasured by the children for a long time to come. Soft toys like teddy bears end up as constant companions for a long time.
These are some of the ways in which you can transform a generic return gift into something unique and special.