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5 Best Return Gifts Ideas for Kid’s Birthday

Birthday Parties are the most loved and special occasion for kids and parents alike. A lot of planning, scheduling, and handling goes into organizing even a small birthday bash for your child. Children wait a whole year to celebrate their birthday in style. From venue to food, dress to the theme, we keep a close watch on each and every aspect of Kid’s Birthday Party. However, there is one area which we take for granted – Return Gifts.

Children love gifts, everyone love gifts, or let’s put it this way – Who doesn’t love gifts? We all do, isn’t it! But, when it comes to the returning gifts we habitually stick to same cliché choices. Return Gifts are the most ‘important’ part of organizing a Birthday Party and should be taken very seriously. A good and thoughtful Return Gift imprints a happy memory for children. Also, the return gifts should be planned as per age and utility aspect. There was a time when I had a pile of tiffin boxes and water bottles as return gifts. I had to give away most of those, used some as fridge containers and few are packed to be used later.

Planning a Birthday Party

Return gifts for kids
kids birthday party planner

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Before you plan a birthday party the first thing goes into consideration is – the Budget. Once the budget is decided, next comes the theme, venue, food and return gifts. It takes a lot to throw a good party and considering the time involved parents also go for the birthday party organizers or event organizers. There are different packages event organizers offer depending on your budget and requirements. Starting from the party’s theme to balloons, cake to accessories, special attractions to the food menu, everything is taken care by organizers. Birthday party for kids is complete only when all guests, especially the cute little ones go smiling.

Birthday Return Gift Ideas –

There are various options available in the market for return gifts, but one must think out of the box ideas to bring a difference. Cliche gifts are either stacked or passed on to someone else, think of something that will imprint a memory or bring value to them. Here are a couple of ideas for return gifts for kid’s birthday.

Number Finger Puppets –

Birthday return gifts for kids

Suitable for kids aged four and above, this is one of the most famous games purchased as the return gift and is also very useful. By the age of four, children learn basic addition, subtraction, and this numbered finger puppet game makes mathematics fascinating. Imagine wearing these tiny puppets on your fingers and adding/deducting easy numbers. It is one of the best way to teach kids while having loads of fun.

Stationary Sets –

Seed pencil sprout 
pencil that grows into a plant

The most appealing thing for kids – quirky stationery sets. Nothing appeals kids more than a brand new shiny stationary set. Make sure to use the right kind of materials and products. Recently Kavya received few environment-friendly pencils which contain seeds in the end tip. Once you are done with your pencil, plant the tip downwards in the soil. The seed will sprout into a plant with care. Trust me, kids love gardening.

Alphabet or Number Tracing –

alphabets tracing toys for kids

I highly recommend ‘wooden toys’ for kids aged between 2 – 4 years of age. It helps children in memorizing things using their sensory memory. Learning 26 alphabets becomes so easy when you have fun to learn toys, like the one from Skola Toys. Skola Alphabet Tracing Toy. Also available in upper case or lower-case alphabets.

Colour Learning Toys –

When my daughter was 3, she got this toy as a return gift from one of her friend’s birthday. It made color matching and learning so much fun for us. We matched the shapes and colors just by fitting the right pieces on the right places. Again, a Wooden Toy, to help child learn gripping and fine motor skills.

Puzzle Games –

We all love challenges and popularity of Puzzle games is proof to that love. However, the key is picking the ‘RIGHT’ kind of puzzles based on age and learning criterion on children. Easy wooden block puzzles of Shapes & Sizes are perfect for kids aged 2+. For 3+ kids – puzzles which challenge their mind, like matching the opposites, or Jigsaw puzzles, sequencing are perfect gifts.

Make a Right Choice

Before selecting the Return Gifts, remember that this is the real take from your birthday party. Hence, must have a long-lasting effect. A thoughtful and useful gift is always appreciated. Toys are just not a pretty piece of art and craft, it also has the potential to teach and educate children. Read Learning is Fun with Educational Toys.

So, next time when you are planning a birthday celebration for your child – make a right choice of return gifts for kids birthday.

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(28) Comments

  1. Oh these are great gift ideas..will try for my kids birthday !!

  2. This can at a time when I am just contemplating kiddo’s birthday party return gifts. I loved your thoughtful ideas dear 💖

  3. Anagha Yatin says:

    Choosing a unique, right and thoughtful return gift that suits the budget is a challenge in itself. Thanks for making the life of celebrating parents much easier with this post Dipika.

  4. My daughter is knocking on door and these are the awesome gifting idea.. Love it

  5. Birthday return gifts are very necessary to keep kids happy! Loved all the return gift ideas! The number finger puppets, the puzzles all are useful and good!

  6. Innovative post! Very useful and beneficial ideas for Birthday return gifts for kids. Great thought.

  7. My daughter is gonna be 5 in March and we have to plan her birth day parties. Every year I struggle on what to give as a return gift and end up buying not so interesting thing. I really liked these gift ideas shared by you as these are educational, innovative and class apart for gifting as a return gift.

  8. Such creative and handy options for parents on planning return gifts. A good read..!

  9. Getting a perfect return gift in budget is such an important task. These are some great suggestions and I shall use them for my son’s coming party.

  10. preety85 says:

    Thanx dipika, my daughter’s birthday is on the way and I was really searching something different this year… Your post helped me a lot.

  11. So cute and yet learning inclined toys, it must be surely Skola!

  12. Kitne acche ideas hain 👍👍 main apni frnds aur bitiya ko jarur bataungi 😍😍

  13. Wow great gift options for kids . Ajisth’s birthday is coming . Will try these options.

  14. this honestly was a much needed post for me. My daughter’s birthday is coming up and I have already planned a party, and was really doing rounds of the internet for good return gifts.. this is indeed very helpful for me!

  15. These are perfect for 2 yrs kid and that is a phase where they learn specific words, skola toys are apt for toddlers. And yes they all are wooden toys ,so no harm to kids.

  16. Papri Ganguly says:

    Such interesting and interactive toys are definitely a good option for return gift. Kids love these type of toys

  17. Amazing gift ideas for kids.Greats post and good read too. 🙂

  18. Amrita Basu says:

    What wonderful toys we can give as return gifts.Just in time for my daughters birthday party .

  19. These are such great ideas for return gifts. My girls are a huge fan of skola toys’ collection.

  20. Every year I have a tough time deciding return gifts for the boy’s birthday party..this definitely helps

  21. Deciding on return gifts for kid’s birthday is really tough for me at least.. this post gonna help me a lot.. I like the finger puppet and puzzle game most.

  22. Nisha Malik says:

    I can’t tell you how much you have helped me. My son’s birthday is just around the corner and I really needed some help regarding return gifts. Very lovely post.

  23. Return gifts always excite kids. If we can make them learn something through them then its definitely a bonus. Great recommendations for early learning.

  24. Some interesting ideas. I guess the kids age matters most when deciding gifts.

  25. Very interesting ideas for b’day gifts. Next time I’ll remember your ideas.

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    1. Thank you, glad you liked the post.

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