12 Christmas gift ideas for your little ones they’re sure to love
Thanks to our friends at The Nestery, you have a slew of parent-approved gift ideas
Normal people think of the Christmas holidays as a vardaan from bhagwan when you Netflix and chill all day everyday. But for the mothers of this world, the overworked and underpaid — or rather unpaid — employees of the enterprise that is a household, it couldn’t be busier than Bengaluru’s roads on a rainy day.
Juggling tasks like a madari’s bandar all while they make dinners, wrap presents (if they managed to buy them), entertain friends and think of appropriately entertaining yet educational things for the kids (and the husband) to do during their winter break.
Even if you’re not a late Lata who forgets to buy the presents until the last minute, nobody gave you the magical manual that tells you whether the 10,000-piece jigsaw puzzle is better or the one with 10,100 pieces is.
In moments like these, you wish you knew a gifting expert who could dish out age-appropriate recommendations. Enter The Nestery, a digital treasure trove of handpicked, safe, original products that are wait for it also parent-approved. With a community made up of real parents who were overwhelmed by irrelevant choices like you are, The Nestery will become the new friend you look to for recommendations on all things parenting.
From newborn babies to pre-teens, they have products for every age group. And we thought who better to partner with for our second subscription box under the Tweak Children’s Book Club?
With Christmas right around the corner, rely on The Nestery for gift ideas for your little ones, whether they’re budding artists, bookworms, or hyperactive monkeys. Yes, your kids might ask to be left home alone like Macaulay Culkin as a present but what better time to teach them you don’t always get what you wish for?
12 fun gifts for your children this Christmas brought to you by The Nestery
Gifts for the budding artists
For ages 3-4: Christmas craft kit
Making colourful Christmas tree decorations using this kit will not only become your tiny tot’s favourite activity but also yours because of its mess-free design.
For ages 5-7: Rock art kit
Your pint-sized artist will love their new canvas that can also be washed off if they’re not feeling the paintings they’ve made.
For ages 8-10: Make your own soap activity
If you’ve handed down the DIY gene to your mini-mes, the make-your-own soap activity will become their chosen new pastime.
For ages above 10: Tholu Christmas puppet kit
This Christmas, the Tholu puppet kit will let them make their own ornaments to hang on the tree while also educating them about the Tholu art form of Andhra Pradesh.
Gifts for the mini bookworms
For ages 3-4: The Ugly Duckling pop-up storybook
For your little ones who love being immersed in the world of stories, the pop-up designs in this book will catch their fancy and then some.
For ages 5-7: Indian Saints (Set of 3 books)
Your mini bookworm will not only get to know about the lives of three great Indian saints, Mahavira, Guru Nanak and Buddha, through these books but also learn the moral values of kindness, peace and service.
For ages 8-10: Picture storybooks (Set of 3)
The vivid illustrations and fascinating storylines will make these picture storybooks your kids’ new favourite bedtime stories.
For ages above 10: Michael Morpugo box (Set of 12)
Your pre-teens will love these stories of mystery and adventure by Michael Morpugo and honestly, you might be tempted to steal a couple of books from them too.
Gifts for the hyperactive monkeys
For ages 3-4: Christmas combo play kit
The Christmas tree stacker in this combo will not just occupy your little ones’ time this holiday season but also make a cute decoration for your home once complete, along with the wobbly snowman in the kit.
For ages 5-7: The Neighbourhood network game
This game will keep your tiny monkeys busy with its different characters, DIY activities, and activity maps while also teaching them about the community helpers of society.
For ages 8-10: Activity book with colouring assignments (Set of 2)
The best activity books for growing children who have trouble keeping still, the assignments will help them hone their focus and keep calm.
For ages above 10: Night fire board game
Consider this game an excellent bonding exercise for your entire family and a way for your pre-teens to burn off that excess energy.