If you have children then I’m sure by now you know that this letter is actually addressed to you. I know this because Saint Nick is not flying over your house at anytime in the near future. If you live in Nigeria then I’m sure you know this heat is literally going to undo the guy.
I don’t mean to be a Debbie downer but if the kids are getting any presents this Christmas I’m sure you know it’s up to you.
So now that’s out of the way, let me give you a few tips on how to be Santa on a budget for kids (2-12) 😁
NAUGHTY OR NICE
Don’t make the mistake of buying Christmas presents too close to Christmas. You may not find what the kids really want because all kids seem to want the same things. They all love the same superheroes or games or toys.
KEEP IT SIMPLE …and cheap
What you need to understand is that kids would rather have a lot of cheap gifts than just one expensive one. With children the more the merrier 😂🤣 for lack of a better expression 😁. So if you are planning to buy spend N5000 they would rather have five N1000 gifts than 1 N5000 gift. Please note that the older they get the more they expect quality over quantity so this doesn’t apply to teenagers. Remember this is for toddlers to preteens. When buying toys the cheaper the better because they will get bored with it or pull it apart especially if you have an engineer in the making on your hands. My advice is go cheap because I know how upset you will be when you see the expensive toy ripped apart.
Okay Santa. Are you ready? Here are a few things that you need to make sure are featured every Christmas
Trust me you can go in any direction. Another favorite for all time
Or even cars
But if you are feeling really extravagant then why not try the Electric toy Cars
Toys are unlimited and great as gifts.
I love books
and I simply love to encourage children to read.
I cannot tell you how much it changed my life as a child. I could be anywhere and anyone and not even lift a finger or foot 😉
I know parents complain kids don’t like to read but I guess we haven’t just shown them the right books.
So go all out on books. Story books, coloring books, activity books, comics… the list is endless.
Just go wild. Don’t forget the classics.
At least let them read a few of the books you read. (If you didn’t read them then please ensure you address me as aunty pastor m from now on) 😁
I believe that kids should always have their minds working whether in school or on holiday. So I’m big on puzzles as gifts for them. All kinds actually
Anything that keeps their little hands mad minds busy.
What is Christmas without lots and lots of candy? Just let it flow.
However don’t forget to let them brush their teeth after and a visit to the dentist in January would not hurt.
Okay people. I really hope this helps. Just flow really. I believe you should go as creative as you want.
But above all. Lots of kisses and hugs.