What’s worse than getting them nothing for Christmas? Getting them something that isn’t in line with their unique interests. You would agree that today’s kids come with a mind of their own; gone are the days when one-size-fit-all. When gift shopping means having to maintain that fine a balance between distinct preferences and playing to their strengths, parents can do with a little help after all.
Enter UAE’s Santa Squad: a group of mum’s as different as chalk and cheese when it comes to their own interests, but with an agenda common to all. 1) To shortlist the ideal Christmas presents for your minis based on their hobbies, and 2) to keep it budget-friendly for you, by picking it all from award-winning online children’s store Kidore whose very tagline is – Everything under 100 AED.
In keeping with the theme of my blog, I was asked to compile a list of Gifts for the Cool Geek. Thank God for the term cool, cause unlike popular opinion, geeklets are anything but boring! Some are mini-scientists in the making; others have a keen eye for the arts. They like breaking as much as building and have an almost, insatiable thirst for information. Behind the nerdy glasses on those teeny tiny faces, you might find an imagination as vivid as Harry Potters’. So here goes, an age-wise Christmas gift guide for that budding biologist, techie and/or artist in your life.
Infants & Toddlers (Ages 0-3)
Pre-schoolers & School-goers (Ages 4-7)
The Independent (Ages 8 and above)
While you’re at it, don’t forget to peek at the short-lists of the other squad members based on their passions. There’s Tani’s Christmas Edit for the Arty Child, Zeyna’s Teacher Approved Christmas Edit & A Crafty Christmas Edit by Harkee. Coming up is Brain Fuel for Christmas by Dr. Sarah Rasmi and finally, a Christmas Edit for the Busy Mom by Ayshwarya Chari, the brainchild behind Kidore & this entire exercise in the first place.
What’s better than a magical Christmas? A magical Christmas on a small budget, after all!