It is the festive season again and I am still confused about children’s gifts

The days to Christmas are closing in and yet I have not yet decided on which gifts I should get them. I have two children aged 5 and 9. I have visited different shops but buying gifts is not one of the things I am good at. Any advice on what would be a good gift?

The days to Christmas are closing in and yet I have not yet decided on which gifts I should get them. I have two children aged 5 and 9. I have visited different shops but buying gifts is not one of the things I am good at. Any advice on what would be a good gift?

Gilbert, Kimihurura

Dear Gilbert, let me start by taking this opportunity to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I am glad to hear that you are planning to give your children some gifts for the festive season. That is commendable since many people do not realise what a good thing this is.

I also sympathise with you when it comes to the trouble of deciding which gifts to give to your children. Many worry about whether the children will love the gifts or not. If children have friends they may get envious when their friends get certain gifts that they consider better.

However this being an educational magazine the best advice we can give you right now is to go in for educational materials. I am sure you have probably bought your children playing toys before. This could be the time to think of buying them educational gifts such as fiction books for them to read.

You can visit any of the bookshops around town or the main supermarkets and check out their book collection. Many of them have lots of books for children of all ages. Some of these places even have offers that will see you getting the books at discounted prices. This is also a nice way to boost your child’s reading culture.

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