Struggling For Gift Ideas? Look No Further

It doesn’t matter who you’re buying for, sometimes you just don’t have a clue what to buy. It’s so easy with young children. They want everything and anything, and will be happy with pretty much whatever toy they get. As they get older, it gets so much harder. They only want really specific things that you might not be able to afford. Or they might want too much that’s just out of your price range. Then you’ll get to the age where you find they don’t really want anything at all apart from money, but you’re dying to give them a gift to see them open it on Christmas day. Whichever one they fall under, or even if they’re your children, it might be a family member or partner, there’s a few fail safe gifts you can get that’ll be sure to keep everyone happy.

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Boys

 

Boys, thankfully, aren’t really that hard to go for, even when they get a bit older. There’s many things that they’ll be really happy with. Let’s start from a young age. If you’ve already been there, you’ll know that pretty much anything will make them happy as long as it’s a toy, so you don’t really have to worry here. As they get a bit older, they start to get a bit more fussy. But there’s still plenty of things to buy them that they’ll enjoy. A lot of lads are big into gaming, and will be unfortunately until a woman comes along to try and break the cycle. But their love of gaming makes it really easy to buy for. If they’re into multiplayer online games, then the new Final Fantasy strategy game is going to be the perfect treat for them. You can buy the online version for them to play, then there’s a free app that they can download to play on the move. Anything addictive to play like that that you can get them is going to make them so happy. A lot of boys nowadays also care a lot about their fashion as they get older. Getting them something stylish could please them as much as a game.

 

Girls

 

Girls, just like boys, will accept pretty much anything as a gift when they’re younger. As long as it’s some form of doll or princess house, they’re bound to be happy. If you want to really put that smile on their face, pick one of their favourite characters. As they get older, girls don’t seem to change much until they’re about 7 or 8, this is when the fussiness comes in. A good idea would be to buy them a board game rather than an actual video game. Girls seem to like these a lot more than boys do. Then, as they get even older, you can start to move into the makeup and clothes territory. Makeup is something girls tend to start experimenting with from the start of high school age. Don’t get them anything too expensive to begin with, but get them a range of products that they can practice their look with. As they start to get better you can begin to spend more money if you wish to.

 

Partner

 

Nobody is going to know your partner like you are. After spending so many years with them, you’ll know them inside out. But this doesn’t stop the fact that they can just be so hard to buy for. They’re either so demanding, and want things that you really aren’t going to be able to get, or they’re the opposite and hardly want anything. Whatever they are, there’s a few fail safe options of things you can get them. The first being a bit of tech. Most men love tech, and spend half of their time on it. Whether it be their phone, tablet etc. they just love to spend time tapping away. As much as you might hate this minor addiction, you can also make them very happy by fuelling it. There’s so many new pieces of technology out there at the minute to keep them entertained. Yes, it might be a bit expensive, but they last for years and will make someone very happy. You could also go down the route of food. Every man loves food, so vouchers for a meal out are the perfect way to say I love you. Book them in at their favourite burger or steak place and you’re guaranteed to make them happy.

 

You now shouldn’t be struggling for gifts ideas as much as you first thought you were. If you need more ideas, there are plenty of person specific gift ideas online.

 

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Becoming A Less Wasteful Momma Bear

If you’re on the journal of becoming a more mindful and green person, you look for changes you can make to every aspect of your life. But that mindset of environmental and financial frugality come into conflict with the reality of having a child. You want to make sure they have everything they need, but you don’t want to waste too much. So, how do you live a wasteless life while being the best possible momma bear you can be?

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Stop buying new

Clothes are a serious issue for new mothers and it seems like your child never quite has enough of them or grows out of them too soon. Not only is a lot more environmentally friendly, but it’s also a lot cheaper to be open to the idea of used baby clothes. There are shops specifically offering these that ensure all clothes are well treated and in good condition before you start wrapping your baby up in them.

Avoiding the disposables

Are you using too many disposable items in the care of your child? The answer is probably a yes. For instance, your baby is going to make a lot of mess. Instead of constantly throwing away wipes, you can instead use reusable microfiber cloths with warm soapy water to much the same effect. There are also reusable and washable nappies, but it’s understandable that a lot of women aren’t quite comfortable with using these.

Giving the baby the best

There are plenty of things we want to provide our child with that have natural alternatives. Not only are natural products better for the environment, they’re less likely to contain artificial chemicals that could end up impacting the health of your child. Browse the collection of natural toys available. Use wooden spoons instead of plastic ones. Look for zero-waste skincare products for your child.

Know what you don’t need

On the other hand, there might quite a lot of things we want to give our baby that we should really think twice about. Becoming a less wasteful person means thinking thoroughly about everything you are tempted to buy. With babies, some of the products that might be worth avoiding include a changing table, a bassinet, or a high chair. You can easily do the job that these specific items do with other options, so in the end, they can be quite wasteful.

Pass the lessons on

There’s a lot you can do to reduce waste right now in the moment while you’re caring for a small child. But the best approach you can take is the long-term approach. Teach your child to not be wasteful, to care for their environment, and to make better use of whatever they can. That’s how we’re going to win the fight for our natural world in the long-run.

There might very well be some resources you can’t avoid using, like hand sanitizer and disposable nappies for some. But whatever changes you can make are a success and the influence you can have in the long-run is a real victory.

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