For example, if your growing child is in desperate need new t-shirts ... well, a plain t-shirt does not make an exciting gift for a small child. But if they absolutely love everything to do with Spiderman and you just happen to find a shirt with Spiderman on it ... suddenly it's a great gift. And even if you spend $2 or $3 more on the t-shirt than you would for one with the Spiderman picture, you still come ahead of having bought them a toy and then still having to buy them a shirt after Christmas.
Other suggestions for needed items that you can turn into a gift by looking for something a little special:
- bubble bath
- shampoo/conditioner with a favourite tv character on the bottle
- pencils/pencil crayons/markers for school
- new backpack or lunch bag
- hat or mitts in a special design or with a special character
|The hat my 1 year old gave to my older daughter as a Christmas gift last year.|
The 4 year old LOVED the hat, and I loved that it only cost about $5 on sale ... and she needed a hat anyway.