Children’s Day is around the corner and if you’re looking for gift ideas to surprise the little ones, this article is for you! Whether you’re a teacher or parent, give the kids a big surprise on Children’s Day with our list of fun and unique Children’s Day presents! You’ll find affordable gift ideas that are great for goodie bags and also educational toys that will take your kids’ eyes off the smartphones for a bit.
1. Stationery gift set
Thinking of goodie bag ideas for your students? You won’t go wrong with the Kids stationery gift set! The pencils and rulers are decorated with adorable cartoons such as the Minions and Disney Tsum Tsum that the kids will love, and there’s even a matching wallet — all in for less than $2! Definitely a great Children’s Day present for teachers.
2. Jellycat bunny
Is your child in need of a cuddle buddy to chase away monsters at night? The lop-eared Jellycat bunny will do the job! Jellycat bunnies are popular among kids (and adults) for their cheery colours and adorable faces. Moreover, they are ultra soft and huggable, offering your kid comfort and security whenever needed. If bunnies are not your child’s cup of tea, check out other Jellycat soft toys such as Wilbur the Whale, Chelsea the Chicken and Rumpus the Lamb which will make adorable gifts for kids!
3. Nerf alpha strike set
Make an exception on Children’s Day and welcome some rowdy fun into the house with the Nerf alpha strike set! This set comes with 68 foam darts and two blasters for an exciting yet safe shootout that’ll help to burn the excess energy in your little monsters. The Nerf alpha strike blasters will wow your kids with its ultra-fast reload technique and can load up to four darts to keep the battle going. Parents, don’t sit out on this one. Join in the fun and make this Children’s Day a blast (no pun intended) with Nerf!
4. Darlie Rilakkuma jolly junior kids sonic toothbrush
If your child finds toothbrushing a chore, the Darlie Rilakkuma jolly junior sonic toothbrush will make toothbrushing a session to look forward to everyday! Suitable for children aged four years and above, this sonic toothbrush is designed with two modes for effective teeth and gum cleaning. The gentle mode produces 16,000 micro vibrations per minute to massage your child’s gums and the cleansing mode produces 22,000 micro vibrations per minute to clean teeth and remove gunk effectively. There’s also a two- minute in-built timer to ensure the little ones brush their teeth for the recommended duration!
5. Spin Master kinetic sand sandcastle set
Kids love getting their hands dirty during play. That’s why you HAVE to get them the Spin Master kinetic sand sandcastle set! This sand has a similar texture to wet sand from the beach and comes in various colours. But the best part is that kinetic sand produces no stains, it won’t stick onto any surface and can be easily tidied up after play — a parent’s dream come true! This is also one of the most ideal Children’s Day gift ideas if you’re looking for sensory materials for your child to play with! Don’t forget to check out other fun sensory activities for kids if your little one enjoyed playing with kinetic sand!
6. Mini Dual Lens Kids’ Digital Camera
Don’t be mistaken, this isn’t just another toy camera. It’s an actual functioning digital camera that can take some decent photographs — one of the best Children’s Day presents for your little shutterbug! This Mini dual lens kids’ digital camera is equipped with an 8MP camera and can film at up to a whopping 1080P video resolution! Encourage your child to use the camera on your next family day out and for some interesting memories through the eyes of your little ones!
7. Digital LCD Drawing Tablet
One of the best Children’s Day gift ideas for your artistic little one is this Digital LCD drawing tablet. Sure, traditional paper drawings are fun but with a tablet like this, your child can sketch for hours on end without ever running out of drawing supplies! Moreover, this drawing tablet is ultra-thin and lightweight. Your child will have no problem slotting it into their school bag! When your child is ready to create a new masterpiece, simply press the refresh button and the drawing tablet will become a blank page again! Talk about going zero waste!
8. Rainbow Scratch Paper Notebook
How about a little splash of colour this Children’s Day? With the Rainbow scratch paper notebook, your child can draw characters that will appear in a wave of colours! All they have to do is use the accompanying wooden pick to scratch off the black layer in any way they want to. They can create cutesy designs like animals, funny faces and more! As one of the most budget-friendly Children’s Day presents in this list, we recommend getting a bunch of these to provide your child with endless hours of fun!
9. Animal Automated Steal Coin Money Box
Looking for a practical Children’s Day gift idea? Seize the chance to educate your child on the virtue of saving with this adorable Animal automated steal coin money box. Simply place your coin on the ‘plate’ and a cute character will reach out from inside the box to ‘steal’ it from you! Whether you choose to buy the cat or the panda version, your little one will definitely fall in love with this great gift!
10. DIY Slime Making Kit
We confess, we’re in love with this gift too! Slime has been all the rage among the kids and it’s easy to see why. This play material isn’t only aesthetically pleasing but is also super addictive. Furthermore, this is one of the best Children’s Day gift ideas that can help your child destress. Slime is thought to produce a therapeutic effect that calms nerves and provides a relaxing sensory experience. There’s no better way to enjoy slime than getting your children their own DIY slime making kit! Each set comes with a bag of confetti to make their slime even more sparkly!
11. Baby Shark Singing Plush
Baby shark doo-doo-doo-doo-doo-doo! The Baby Shark theme song produced by Pinkfong is still one of the catchiest tunes that kids adore. If your child is a fan of the cute family of sharks, then you’ve got to get them a Baby shark singing plush this Children’s Day! Give the plush a gentle squeeze in the belly and your child will be tuned in for hours of singing and dancing!
12. Kids’ Foldable Kick Scooter
Shopping for a new electric scooter for yourself? Why not get a Kids’ foldable kick scooter as a Children’s Day gift as well! With a complementary set of protective gear, you can be assured that your child will be safe while whizzing around on the scooter. Besides being available in various colours, the foldable kick scooter features adjustable height to accommodate your child’s growth spurts. What’s more, the kick scooter can be folded for easy storage and transportation. Be sure to bring it along the next time you take your kid out to an outdoor playground in Singapore!
13. 3D Printing Pen
Now, this is a Children’s Day present that you can enjoy with your child! Besides being an art tool, the 3D printing pen teaches your child a little more about depth and shapes. With this in hand, your little one can craft unique objects like a mini Eiffel Tower or even a bicycle! The best part is that they can feel proud of displaying a tangible product after the hours spent making it.
14. 200 pieces Frozen jigsaw puzzle
Who doesn’t love Frozen? From children to adults, these Disney cartoon characters are just too much for anyone to resist! But don’t limit your love for these characters just to plush toys, there’s a wide variety of Frozen merchandise to consider when buying gifts for kids. One of the best Frozen Children’s Day gift ideas is this 200 pieces Frozen jigsaw puzzle. Your child will have endless fun piecing together their favourite Frozen characters! Furthermore, solving a jigsaw puzzle can help develop your child’s critical thinking, problem-solving skills and patience.
15. Marvel Avengers Digital Watch
The Marvel Universe has been a great hit with adults and kids alike, which is why it comes as no surprise for your children to want to collect the best Avengers’ merchandise! Let your kids sport their favourite superhero designed watches with this range of Marvel Avengers digital watches. Each watch features an easy-to-read digital watch face so the little ones can learn how to keep track of time. Choose from superheroes such as Iron Man, Spiderman, Hulk and more!
16. Ecoey DIY mini indoor garden
A gardening kit can be one of the best Children’s Day presents to distract them from mobile and gadgets and pique an interest in nature. Don’t have a garden at home? Fret not! Your child can experience the fun of gardening indoors with the Ecoey DIY Mini Indoor Garden! Choose from different plant types such as sunflowers, chilli, carrots and tomatoes. Each set includes soil, seeds plus a handy instruction manual. Gardening can help your child develop responsibility, patience and self-confidence — all while having fun! Thereafter, take things a step further by setting up your own herb garden in Singapore with your little ones!
17. Kids’ Fruit Ukulele
Who says your child needs to learn the piano or violin to develop musicality? Before investing in expensive music lessons, why not get your child started with a Kids’ fruit ukulele? The four-string ukulele is easier to learn than most other string instruments and your child will be strumming foot-tapping tunes in no time! Choose from vibrant designs such as watermelon, peach, kiwi and lemon to kickstart your kid’s musical journey!
18. Yimi Children’s Karaoke Machine
Do you have a little performer at home who enjoys singing and dancing? Then, the Yimi children’s karaoke machine is probably one of the best Children’s Day gift ideas for your kid! This karaoke machine has been pre-installed with children’s songs, Chinese and English language exercises as well as engaging storytelling activities. That’s not all, you can connect your phone to the machine via Bluetooth and play your child’s favourite songs. It even comes with two karaoke microphones so you and your kid can enjoy a crazy family karaoke night together!
19. Mini Hand Operated Drone
Is a drone high up on your child’s wishlist? While an actual drone, like the DJI mavic mini is an early investment, you can still make your child’s dream come true with the Mini hand operated drone! This budget-friendly and easy to operate drone is perfect for kids. Simply toss the drone gently in the air and it’ll take off automatically, using its infrared sensing control to navigate around.
20. Wooden kitchen play set
Do your little ones love helping out in the kitchen while you’re cooking? If so, why not let them cook up a storm in their own mini kitchen? The Wooden kitchen play set is one of the most perfect gifts for kids who love cooking. This wooden kitchen play set allows your little chefs to work with realistic wooden cooking appliances such as a toaster oven, hand mixer and even a blender! What’s more, these mini appliances are not stationary and can actually be interacted with! A simple push of the wooden toaster button will send the bread deep into the toaster. Once your little chefs master the art of culinary, they can unleash their talent with these easy recipes for baking with kids!
21. Crayola scribble scrubbie
Even if you don’t own any pets, a trip to the pet’s grooming salon is always exciting for your little ones. They’ll love looking at the furry pals getting groomed, washed and scrubbed. This Children’s Day, bring the pet salon experience back home with the Crayola scribble scrubbie! This is one of the best gifts for kids who love both art and animals. The toy set comes with four cute pets and six washable markers. Your children can go all out styling their pets in funky colours and when it’s time for a new design, simply pop them into the tub for a quick scrub and they would be as good as new again!
22. Nickelodeon paw patrol uni headphones
Good audio quality plays a part when your child is doing e-learning or listening to their piano recordings for areas to improve on. The Nickelodeon Paw Patrol uni headphones come in handy on such occasions! It’ll block out unwanted noise to make it easier for your kids to focus. Additionally, parents need not worry about loud volumes as the headphones have a built-in volume limiting function that restricts the audio to 85db for safe listening! This will undoubtedly be one of the best gift ideas for kids this Children’s Day!
23. Inflatable fishing toy set
Do you remember the fun times you’ve had as a child, fishing by the kelong (fish farm)? While very few kelongs remain in Singapore due to the rapid urbanization, you can still provide your kids with the kelong experience at home! This inflatable fishing toy set comes with 20 adorable sea creatures which can be fished using the complimentary fishing net or rod. Simply inflate the pool and fill it with water to get the fun going! Alternatively, pop these sea creatures into the bathtub to keep your little fisherman entertained during bathtime. Such gifts for kids help to develop their hand-eye coordination and also cultivate patience.
24. Domino train car
Stacking and lining up toys may look like a simple activity to kill time, but the skills that your child develops from it goes beyond that. Lining up dominos develops your child’s fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and visual perceptual skills. Additionally, your child learns how to plan in advance to get the dominos in their desired patterns. However, instead of getting your kids a regular set of dominos this Children’s Day, indulge them in this Domino train car set instead! While your kids can still line the dominos up manually, this toy set offers a more time efficient option by lining the dominos up with the electric train car. This allows your kids to plan for more elaborated domino designs without worrying about knocking over the dominos!
25. Easy-to-do cross stitch
If your child is interested in learning how to sew, cross stitch is the perfect place to begin! The Easy-to-do cross stitch is one of the best Children’s Day presents as it teaches your kids basic cross stitch techniques. Additionally, it comes with a kids-friendly cross stitch plastic needle so you need not worry about unwanted needle pricks. This cross stitch set allows your kids to make their own butterfly tote bag, pen holder and four patterned coasters — perfect for customising their own accessories! Your little ones are bound to feel a great sense of achievement every time they complete a cross stitch design!
More Ways to express your love this Children’s Day
We hope these Children’s Day gift ideas will give you a good start in your search for the perfect present! But if you’re looking for other ways to pamper your child, why not spend some family time with them through these fun activities to do with your kid in Singapore? Or if your child is more of a bookworm, then consider stocking their shelves with some of the best children’s books! Otherwise, intrigue your child with the possibilities of science through these cool science home experiments for kids!
Lead image source: RED HILL STATIONERY, Toy Station Official Store, Hweeseng Electronics Official Store, Houseeker
This article was first written by Shopee Singapore and repurposed with permission by theAsianparent.
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