Instead of adding another toy or book to their already large collection, how about choosing one of these gift ideas instead?

Related Read: Children’s Day Activities To Do Over The Long Weekend

1. A Jar of Love

Fill up a jam or mason jar with little notes of love and encouragement, letting your child know the things you love most about him, the ways you have seen him grow and memories of special times shared. Decorate the jar lid with a photo, or simply tie a ribbon round the side.

Where to buy: Mason jar – Papermarket, Spotlight, IKEA, Art Friend

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2. DIY Bakes

Measure out the ingredients to make a brownie or cookies and carefully scoop them, layer by layer, into a jar. Add a pretty ribbon and a tag with words of love. Alternative, you can use the ready-made mixes from brands like Betty Crocker to fill the jar instead of procuring all the separate ingredients. Try her Supreme Fudge Brownie mix, and add a layer of mini marshmallows to the top of the jar!

Where to buy: Betty Crocker brownie mix or other ingredients – NTUC Fairprice, Cold Storage, Ribbons – Daiso, Spotlight, Popular

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3. Fancy Dress Costume

Surprise your child with the costume of his dreams! My Mini Me is a great one-stop shop for all your fancy dress needs, from Superman to Batman, Princess Elsa to Snow White. Rent your child’s favourite character costume for a week – it’s guaranteed to bring a smile to his face!

Where to buy: Toys R Us or Spotlight.

4. Treasure Chest

Fill a box with a collection of little knick knacks that your child will love. They don’t have to cost much – think items like a whistle, a new pencil, a toy car, a small notebook, stickers, some sweets, coloured paper or a pack of Snap.

Where to buy: Daiso, for both the box and for the fillers.

5. A Movie Date

Treat your child to the latest cartoon on the big screen. If nothing in the cinema seems suitable this month, make your own tickets for a home movie night!

Where to buy: Buy movie tickets at Golden Village, Shaws, or subscribe to Netflix or Disney+. Also check out our list of best children’s movies.

6. A Handmade Card

Your child is always giving you pieces of his heart via her art – now’s your turn! Don’t worry if you’re no Picasso, your child will treasure your heart-work all the same. And be sure to pen a few words to affirm your child and let her know how much you love her.

Where to buy: Don’t buy – make your own!

7. Breakfast in Bed

breaskfast in bed

Surprise your child with breakfast in bed – a great way to start the day on a special note! If you are worried about messy crumbs, get some interesting menu ideas here.

Where to buy: Ingredients readily available from your kitchen or at your nearest supermarket. Don’t know what to make, hop over to our recipe section! These Wholemeal crepes will instantly perk up their morning!

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8. Ride in a Trishaw

Too many of our children have never seen a trishaw, let alone ridden in one. Trishaw rides don’t come cheap, for sure, but it will definitely be a special memory for you and your child. Sign up in a group to get better rates here.

Where to buy: Book your ride online with Trishaw Uncle.

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9. Balloons

making your own balloon drop

Bring your child’s favourite cartoon character or animal friend to life with balloons! Most party stores and florists have a variety of balloons for sale, which you can get them to blow up on the spot with helium. If you can’t find what you’re looking for at these stores, check out balloon wholesale distributors for a wider range of options.

Where to buy: The Party Stuff, Harvest Well Enterprise, Party Wholesale Centre

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10. A Book of Vouchers

Make a set of simple vouchers which your child can “redeem”. Very young children will love the offer of a “Piggy Back Ride” or “Big Bear Hug”, while older kids might like “Control of the TV remote for the night” or “Stay Up Late Tonight”.

Where to buy: Small booklets from Daiso

11. A New Bedframe

SEA HORSE Bed with 3 Drawers with Head-box for Super SingleImage credit: Shopee

Your child has outgrown their childhood bed. How about getting them a super single bedframe with 3 Drawers with Head-box from SEA HORSE. Comes in 2 colours – Wooden Colour & Lavender. Free Delivery! Free Installation! The drawers can be installed on the left side or right side.

Where to buy: Shopee

12. A Study Lamp

BenQ MindDuo Table lamp

BenQ MindDuo Eye-Care Table Lamp is a multi-functional intelligent lamp for your entire family’s lifestyle. Get perfect lighting anytime with various color temperatures for different activities, and smart features to automate your lighting needs.

Read more about the BenQ MindDuo Eye-Care Table Lamp here.

Order today at the following online stores: Shopee | Lazada

13. Scooters

Mini Micro Scooter childrens day gift ideas

Enjoy a clever and safe way for your children to learn to scoot with the Mini Micro Deluxe. Have fun with the world of Micro scooters. This award winning Swiss designed makers of scooters have this all sorted. From toddlers to adults, these scooters are built with the latest in urban innovation and come in striking colourways. With non-slip decks, adjustable handlebars, protective anodized stem and easy folding making them portable and easy to use. The lean to steer mechanism promotes balance and motor skills engineered with consultation of pediatrics. The maximum weight limit for the Mini Micro is 50kg and comes in foldable and with LED wheel versions. Ages 2-6 years. The brand also has a range of fun safety helmets, protective guards and eco scooters.

Where to buy: White & Black Trading

Micro Owl water bottle

Get a free Micro owl water bottle when you quote ‘New Age‘ when ordering. Limited to the first 5 orders only.

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