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Help! Kids birthday gift ideas please!

Updated: Feb 28

One thing we are regularly asked here at Just Party HQ Northamptonshire, is whether presents are always expected at one of our kids parties.

When it comes to buying a gift for a child's birthday party, there's no hard and fast rule for how much to spend. The amount you choose to spend will depend on a variety of factors, including your budget, the child's age and interests, and your relationship with the child and their family.

One thing to consider is your budget. We are all feeling the pinch a little at the moment and it's important to be realistic about how much you can afford to spend on a gift. If you're on a tight budget, a smaller, less expensive gift is perfectly acceptable. On the other hand, if you have a bit more room in your budget, you may be able to afford a more substantial or expensive gift.

Another factor to consider is the child's age and interests. For very young children, a simple toy or book may be the perfect gift. As children get older, their interests and tastes may change, so it's important to take that into account when choosing a gift. For example, a child who loves playing sports may appreciate a new soccer ball or a child who loves to draw may appreciate a set of markers or paints.

It's also important to consider your relationship with the child and their family. If you're close family friends or relatives, you may choose to spend more on a gift than you would for a child you don't know as well.

Another thing to consider is the etiquette of the party and the family. If the party is a large gathering with many guests, it is not necessary to spend a lot on a gift as it is more about the celebration and the company. If it's a small, intimate gathering, you may want to spend a bit more to show your appreciation for being included.

For some parents, especially if the childs birthday is near christmas time, the thought of 25 plus presents can be overwhelming. At a recent party for twins in Brixworth, Northants, one of our customers put a note on their party invitation that the presence of their friends was all that was required but if they felt they wanted to give a gift, a £2 coin for each of the children would be enough. Perfect idea, so she was not overrun with 50 boxes or games to try and find room for!!!

Ultimately, the most important thing is to give a gift that is thoughtful and that you know the child will enjoy. The amount you spend on the gift is less important than the sentiment behind it. A gift that comes from the heart is always more valuable than an expensive one.

Currently, we operate in and around the Northamptonshire region covering Northampton, Wellingborough, Kettering, Daventry, Rushden, Corby. We've also worked further afield, Milton Keynes, Towcester, Brackley and Rugby have been regularly visited too - we just love to party!

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