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It’s that time of year again. It’s your kid’s birthday. Ah, birthdays. Remember when they were fun? Remember when you were the little one who became the centre of attention once a year? Well, those days are long gone now. Now birthdays equate to stress and tension whilst you try desperately to give your child the perfect day. Whether your little one is high maintenance or not, you’re likely finding yourself a little manic in preparation for their birthday, as this is the most important day of the year for them.

Your child might not want lavish presents; or, at least, you’re praying they don’t for the sake of your bank account. Yet, everybody wants to be recognised and surrounded by people who love them on their special day. Your kid’s birthday should be focusing simply on making them feel happy and appreciated. Still, if you’re finding yourself becoming a little too anxious as a parent who just wants to give their child the perfect day, then here are some tips for gifts which might help you relieve some of that anxiety.

Kids' Birthdays: The Gift Which Keeps On Giving... You Anxiety

An extravagant present.

The best way to not spoil your child is to save the “big” treats for birthdays. This is a chance for you to really blow your young one away (or older one; everybody loves presents). There might have been something they’ve been nagging on about for months and you dismissed it, but this would be the perfect opportunity to surprise them with a crazy present (if they’ve been good, of course). You could look into gaming PC options, if you have a child who loves video games or a drone for the gadget fanatic. Besides, fancy gifts like those are things that you as the parent can use if your child feels like sharing, so it’s a win-win situation, really.

A family holiday of their choosing.

You don’t have to jet off halfway across the world, as that might be a little demanding of your child and costly both in terms of money and time, but there might be a special town or city they like to visit, and you could surprise them with the news that you’re going to spend a weekend there as a family holiday. Of course, it’s important that you choose their favourite place in the world, as this is meant to be their present. It also doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate the actual birthday itself with cake and presents if you’ve arranged the holiday for the following weekend; cutting corners might not impress your young one.

A cool party.

At the end of the day, the perfect celebration for a kid is a huge gathering of all their friends. You could make this a memorable birthday for them by seeing it as an opportunity to not just throw any old party, but to put together a theme which will blow their mind. A party wherein the theme involves the children dressing as their favourite Disney characters or a backyard carnival could be perfect. Just make sure there’s cake for everyone because, no matter how amazing the party may be, there will be fights if some guests find themselves without a piece of cake.