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Gift This: 10 Christmas Gifts For Kids That Will Make Their Parents Love You

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We all know the kinds of gifts that people give kids that drive us parents crazy. The messy stuff, the toys full of tiny parts, the toys that make horrible sounds, the list goes on. It would seem that there are a number of ways to get revenge on someone you don’t like by gifting their kid with something horrible. However, there are also many gifts you can give a child that will make their parents incredibly happy and they don’t all have to be toys. See below for the best gifts for kids that will make their parents love you:

1. Museum/Zoo/Science Center Membership

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This is a whole-family gift I am always a fan of to both give and receive. We have a local zoo that is open year-round and having a membership means there is always a default activity on weekends when everyone is stir-crazy and bored. Best gift ever.

2. Activity Fees

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The sticker shock of playing sports, taking music lessons and dance class sure can suck. It is an awesome gift when a relative offers to pay for a month or two of lessons.

3. Clothes

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It might not be at all popular with the kids (I can remember my brothers chucking them aside in disgust), but parents always love a gift of clothes. With the rate that most kids grow out of sizes, keeping them in clothes that fit can be a costly venture.

4. Books And Puzzles

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It goes without saying that most families would welcome gifts like this. No matter what, our kids always go back to books and puzzles as perennial favorite winter activities.

5. Sports Equipment

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If you know a child you buy gifts for plays a certain sport, ask what shape their equipment is in. I know our kids need new baseball gloves and bats as they grow

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