Parenting 101: A Guide To Finding The Perfect Gift For Your Children

by David Everett Strickler,

When you have children, birthdays and holidays seem to take up a lot of the year. The more occasions you have to celebrate, the more gifts you need to buy. This also means you must spend lots of your time on finding the perfect gift for them; one which strikes the perfect balance between being educational and thoughtful. This can be tricky to do when you have limited funds and time, but it is not impossible. In fact, it can even be lots of fun and will be more than worth it when you see the joy on your child’s face when they receive it.

Create a budget

As with most things, it can be easy to go overboard when buying gifts for the people you love. Children are no exception. Although you will want to get them something great, you should also bear in mind how much you can afford to buy. Ideally, you should set a budget a few weeks in advance of the special occasion, one for small presents, and one for the main one. There are some sites which allow you to buy otherwise expensive gifts for a fraction of the price, which will save you a lot of money.

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: Say It With Flowers

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Mother’s Day is just right around the corner and what better way to honor the most important women in our lives than by a bunch of flowers.  Lovely blooms will surely make the day more meaningful and colorful and your mum or mum friends could use more color in this day of honoring mothers and make it more unforgettable.

It is timely that I have recently discovered Anding’s Toys and Flowers Inc. The shop has been around for years, having three different stores in Divisoria and Manila, and is now venturing to sell their items to more consumers through their online shops. They offer a wide assortment of artificial flower arrangements and bouquets to suit your every need, as well as a big collection of different types of toys for children and the kids-at-heart.

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It is no easy feat to go to Divisoria in this sweltering hot weather, not to mention the ridiculous traffic situation in the metro. That is why Anding’s “Amazing Mom” promo is not only perfect but very convenient, too. Not only can you choose from their different beautiful arrangements in the comfort of your home but you can also have them shipped right to your doorsteps or your recipient’s home for free. This promo is until the end of May, so you have enough time to buy a floral arrangement or two for your beloved mum, grandmum, or mum-in-law.

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Mum Lists: Top 12 Christmas Gift Ideas

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It is only 10 days before Christmas and if you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet, then you are in a luck as I dish out some last-minute Christmas gift ideas for your family, friends, or inaanaks {godchildren}. And since I am sure most of you will be put off by the horrendous holiday traffic and long queues in the mall, how about shopping for you Christmas gifts online? All you have to do is click a few buttons to order and pay for them and wait for your dependable courier to deliver these gifts right into your doorsteps. Sounds like a very good plan, right? And just about perfect, so you can finish the many other things on your holiday to-do list whist waiting for your delivery.

Here are a few cutesy Christmas gift ideas I though most mums will like:

1. Life Saver Watch From Lovehopefaithgroup

The Christmas season is also the best time to teach children about charity and helping others. What better way to demonstrate that than by giving out gifts that actually help save lives. The Life Saver Watch from the Lovehopefaith group is a perfect Christmas gift idea. You not only make your family and friends happy with their new watch, but even made them feel even better by letting them now that their gifts help save the lives of sick children.

Each watch sells at Php250. You may get yours at Lovefaithhopegroup on Instagram.

2. Toothboxes from Raiz&Rafa

Here’s a unique keepsake gift you can get for your child or maybe for some random kids on your list. Safe keep those fallen little milk teeth. Also includes slot for baby’s umbilical cord stump and first hair cut. A wonderful remembrance for every child indeed. Order here!

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This is a lovely keepsake for the little one’s baby teeth, something that every mum will appreciate. I have been eyeing to get one of these for as long as I can remember, so I was really excited to finally purchase from Raiz&Rafa a few months back. These toothboxes comes in two designs for baby boys and girls and sells for Php350. Apart from these cutesy keepsakes, Raiz&Rafa also carries a wide assortment of educational toys, including wooden toys and soft books for small children, which are perfect gifts for your inaanaks!

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