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4 Gift Ideas for Kids Under 10


You’d think that buying a birthday present for your little one would be one of the simplest things to check off on the to-do list. But when they already have everything or if you aren’t sure what’s popular right now, then it’s not always easy. If you’re not sure what to get them for Xmas, birthday or another special occasion, these gift ideas for kids under 10 are sure to make them smile.

And, no, they’re not all material things. After all, their having bedrooms full of toys and gadgets that they don’t use or even remember that they have anymore isn’t helping anyone. It’s taking up space in the home and wasting money, quite frankly. If you have an excess of toys in the house, why not consider donating them to families who aren’t so fortunate enough to have a lot of kids play stuff?

Keep reading for gift inspiration that children will love!

An Investment in Their Future

When it comes to gift ideas for kids, it doesn’t have to always be about toys. Sure, they won’t be able to physically play with a savings account until they’re much older, but putting a little aside for their futures is a wonderful gesture. It doesn’t have to be a big amount either.

Even just a small investment piece – click the link to find out more – could be enough for them to finance their gap year or put down a deposit on a house one day. Maybe they’ll even put a down payment on a car with the help of your investment. They’ll always be grateful for the financial help you provided for them.

A Dress Up Box is One of the Best Gift Ideas for Kids

Most kids under 10 love to play dress up! And chances are that your little one already has some dress up outfits where they can play their favourite princess or superhero. But how about a real dress up collection? It’s the perfect way for them to use their imagination and unleash their creativity. Wait, what do I mean by “real”?

I mean: grown-up. So, go through your clothes and put aside the things you no longer wear. For example, it might be old jewellery, or a few of the following:

  • Scarves
  • Gloves
  • Shoes
  • Pants
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Purses
  • Jackets
  • Hats 

Finally, add these items to the dress up box. If you’re struggling for things to put in there, head to your local secondhand store and see what you can find there!

More Gift Ideas for Kids: Classes

Alternatively, if your child already has a passion, then treat them to some more classes as a thoughtful gift. However, not all kids under 10 have a hobby and if that’s the case for your little one then getting them classes is a great way to introduce them to new things. Courses could also help them take activities they enjoy a little further.

As for what the activities could be… here are just a few examples:

  • Swimming lessons
  • Painting classes
  • Baking
  • Dancing
  • Photography
  • Creative writing
  • Horseback riding

In fact, classes make great gift ideas for kids because they allow youngsters to engage with new people and make more friends, boosts their confidence, and gives them totally new experiences. With the skills they hone in these classes, your kids could participate in National Events or ones in their local community.

Time is Valuable, for Kids Under 10 and Any Age

The greatest gift you can give any child is your time.

We all lead such busy lives that your little one will certainly appreciate being the centre of attention and taking control of a day! Let them choose the activities or the places that you visit.

From the museum to the local ice cream parlour, the beach, or an amusement park, let them take the reins. Remember to take lots of photos and make plenty of memories that day, as positive memories are among the best parts of life!

What are some other creative gift ideas for kids?



  1. mimionlife April 26, 2019

    Books are a wonderful gift for children and adults. I am having great success with sharing my first children’s book “Licky the Lizard”. I have been able to donate and sell copies of the book. I love reading.

    1. Christy B April 28, 2019

      The gift of reading is a wonderful idea, Mimi! And congratulations on your first kid’s book – how exciting!

  2. ksbeth April 26, 2019

    great ideas and I love the dress up box the best )

    1. Christy B April 28, 2019

      I used to love a TV show called Mr. Dress Up as a kid :D

    2. ksbeth April 28, 2019

      I remember it

    3. Christy B May 8, 2019


  3. settleinelpaso April 26, 2019

    Great gift ideas. Buying a birthday gift has become problematic nowadays. A birthday theme is given with the invitation. If the theme is Cinderella, we have to stay within the Cinderella territory. If the theme is Batman, we have to stay in Gotham city. 😠 The gift ideas you have provided will be useful for children of relatives and close friends. Thank you so much for coming up with the list. Have a great weekend.

    1. Christy B April 28, 2019

      Ohhhh themed birthdays – maybe suggestions for them (either as the party planner or the party goer) could be a future blog post for you ;)

  4. MamaBuzz April 26, 2019

    Awesome gift ideas! I love that you included classes! They’re great and creating memories lasts for a lifetime.

    1. Christy B April 28, 2019

      Aw, you’re a lovely support!

  5. Megala April 26, 2019

    Wonderful tips! Giving our time to kids is really a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing these gift ideas.

    1. Christy B April 28, 2019

      Time spent together is really what matters most for families, I think xx

  6. Norah April 26, 2019

    I totally agree with the gift of time. It is precious.
    My standard gift for children, and almost anyone, is a book. And if you’re not sure what books they have or like, a book store voucher is great. They can choose for themselves.

    1. Christy B April 28, 2019

      The gift of books is wonderful, Norah :) I know that’s something I always love to receive. And giving that to children encourages them to read, which is great!

  7. map195 April 27, 2019

    wonderfull post thanks for share

    1. Christy B April 28, 2019

      Happy me :)

  8. Christy April 27, 2019

    These are great ideas. I don’t have kids, but I’m known to be a great gift giver for my nieces and nephews! I love the idea of classes as gifts. I think experiences are better than things. 🙂

    1. Christy B April 28, 2019

      Oooh it sounds like you’re the aunt who rises to the gift-giving challenge with ease :)

  9. NRI Marriage Bureau April 29, 2019

    Something different in your post. I like it!

    1. Christy B May 8, 2019

      You’re so supportive!

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