Do you have someone to buy gifts for, who is just too hard to please? Or who has absolutely everything already?
There are lots of great gift guides out there at the moment, from high street stores to brilliant bloggers, so I thought I’d do something a little different. Inspired mainly by the fact that my own children, now 8 and 10 years old, are no longer very ‘into’ conventional toys any more, I decided to make some lists of alternative ideas.
So, I’m starting with a conventional but broad idea – board games!
As my boys have moved away from action figures, soft toys, and other bits of random plastic tat, board games have moved into focus (when we can get them off electronic gadgets, of course!). It’s a great way to spend time together as a family, especially when the weather isn’t so good. It can also be very educational, and encourage communication and patience too.
We recently reviewed the Wikipedia Game, and we really had fun playing together as a family. Other conventional quiz type games include:
Traditional Board Games, some with modern twists and variations, including: Monopoly – so many variations nowadays, Pictionary, Scrabble, Cluedo, Connect 4.
Kids’ Style board games include:
Ker-plunk, Frustration, Guess Who, Jenga, Operation
More modern, crazy, and ‘whatever next’ board games guaranteed to get a giggle:Pig Goes Pop, Gooey Louie, Doggie Doo, Silly Sausage, Pie Face, Googly Eyes,
and finally, my favourite, Speak Out (and a kids’ variation too)
So, are you feeling inspired yet? There must be something for every ‘hard to buy for’ person here!
Would you add any other favourites?
The post contains some affiliate links to Amazon. Forgive me, but it’s Christmas, times are tight! Also, Amazon has great prices on lots of products, as there are a variety of sellers on there. There are plenty of high street sales on at the moment too.