Unique Christmas Gifts For Children
If you know someone who is studious, look for fun yet practical Unique Christmas Gifts For Children in school. The gift can be for a little one starting school for the first time or a non-traditional student going to college for a career change. I try to find some cool tech gadgets for the kids each year to help make doing their homework a bit less of a chore. Henry is very studious and studies well with different methods. Caitlin on the other hand is all about putting on the headphones and hunkering down to get her work done in her room. No matter the age or reason, what student doesn’t like to have something unique to bring to school after winter break? I was a bit stumped this year for my school themed gifts, so I went online to check into what was hot this year. I found some really cool ideas and I thought you may find them useful.
- Maps: If you have a child in middle school, this is a great gift that is useful as well as inexpensive. For less than $10, you can get some great maps or an Atlas to help your student get a boost in their geography class.
- Books: Each year when the kids have their book fair, I like to get some books from their reading lists for Christmas gifts. I love this because we are supporting the schools, buying quality books and staying on track with their present reading level. Another great book to get your student is the “Everything You Needed To Know” series from Kenneth C. Davis. These books can be found for around $5.00 on Amazon.
- Personalized Supplies: This is a great gift as the supplies from the beginning of the school year have dwindled down and will need replenishing. Why not put your student’s name on it to make it even more special? Heck, they won’t get their pencils stolen, right?
- Tech Gadgets: There are a few cool gadgets out there for students. I love the idea of noise cancelling headphones, especially for college students who are sharing a dorm room. These beauties will let your student study in peace and quiet, even it a party is going on next door. Another really cool item is the Boogie Board from Brilliant Sky Toys, a great upscale toy store filled with some really cool items.
When I first saw the Boogie Board ($39.99), an electronic notepad from Brilliant Sky Toys, I was very intrigued. What a great tool for everyone in your family, including that student who can’t keep track of their class schedule, test dates and the hours of the cafeteria! This paperless drawing tool can be used on the go, in the dorm, in the kitchen or in the car. You can make lists, draw a map, and jot down a phone number or a special someone’s birthday. What I love about the Boogie Board is the complete ease of using it. It is pretty straight forward; take stylus, write note and tuck away. When you have completed the list, you just hit a button and the board clear. Don’t worry about accidentally erasing this Boogie Board because unless you hit that button, you cannot lose any information you don’t intend to lose. This has been a great tool for Caitlin to keep in her book bag and write down her homework assignments for the day. If you have a student on your list, they would love a Boogie Board, which can be purchased online or at various brick and mortar stores listed on the homepage.
One reader will win a Boogie Board ($39.99)