The recent turn in events has changed the way many of us shop forever. And, with families spending stretches of time apart, the salvation of being able to shop on the internet and have a gift delivered on your behalf, has gripped a whole new generation.
Particularly grandparents buying gifts for grandchildren.
With online shopping growing twice as fast for grandparents than any other audience, it’s no surprise that ‘lockdown gifts for grandchildren’ has been trending. But even now, post-lockdown, many of us are continuing to shop online for the ease and convenience it brings.
It may be a challenge to not physically see a product, but there’s many benefits in buying gifts for grandchildren online. To help guide you along, here’s a few features to look out for, when you’re shopping for gifts for toddlers and infants.
Features to look for
When it comes to toddler gifts, look for elements that refine motor skills, that help develop speaking and invite them to explore the world around them. And of course, you can never go wrong with toys that bring fun and play together.
Imaginative play is important for child development. It involves anything that gets children to explore ‘make believe’ – either on their own or with others. It can range from playing with building bricks, to pretending to be superheroes. Children love make-believe, so costumes are a great way to bring a bit of pretend play to proceedings, and it’s always fun to see a little one dressed up too - one for the photo album!
Outdoor toys are ideal for the warmer months, such as playhouses shaped like castles and cars that you can drive with your feet – great for getting kids outside too.For rainy days indoors, look for play that expands their creativity. Think Lego, cars, figurines and dolls.This can extend to mealtimes too.
Our kids dinner plates are an ideal gift and pick plate for grandchildren and families alike. Featuring a built-in track, compatible with standard size train, cars and teddies. They bring a touch of fun to dining, inspiring different types of imaginative play at the same time.
Get their creative juices flowing with craft toys for instance. Play Doh tends to be suitable for two year old’s with universal appeal, it’s hard not to get involved as a grown up too!Look out for any sensory-based items too; slime, paint, stamps. There’s no limits where creativity can take little ones.
You can never go wrong with a good book. Just reading to a child helps them with speech development as well as growing their vocabulary, so it’s helping them learn at the same time.The Book Trust recommends; The Weaver (Qian Shi), Things that make me happy (Amy Schwartz) and Bizzy Bear Racing Driver (Benji Davies) specifically for two-year olds.
Where to Shop Online?
If you’re looking for gifts for grandchildren UK, then Amazon is the leading online destination. There’s 95 million Amazon Prime users, who benefit from super-quick delivery, which is worth signing up for if you’re a regular shopper. So there you go, happy shopping!