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6 Great Birthday Gift Ideas For Your Older Kids

Once kids start getting older, finding that perfect gift can be a little challenging. Taking the time to find out what your child likes or is into will make shopping a little easier. There are a variety of gifts on the market that are sure to please your teenager , and they also come with a variety of price tags to meet your budget

If your child has just gotten their driver’s license, most likely they have begun to hint that they would like to have their own car. They probably have even gone as far as to tell you that they would be more than willing to help with the errands, and even drive their younger siblings around. If you’re ready to trust your kid with a car, consider shopping at a Findlay Auto dealership for a great deal on a budget.

If they are not old enough for a car but still would like some new wheels, a skate board would be perfect for the younger teen. The coolest skate board on the market is an all-terrain skateboard called Rockboard Descender. This skateboard can tackle hiking trails and even snow. Do not be surprised if every child in the family is going to want one and this will probably include the adult children as well.

Computers and tablets
As your child gets older, having their own computer or tablet may be beneficial for all. No longer will you have to hand over your tablet and worry about its safety. Most high schools now even require that students bring in their own devices. For your own piece of mind, set the passwords yourself and make sure they understand that they may not change them.

DVD box sets or movie trilogy
Does your older child have a favorite television series or movie, consider giving them a DVD box set. This will provide many hours of entertainment. No matter their age, an entertained child is a happy child.

Gift cards
Is your older child into fashion, gift cards are the way to go. Not only will you be spared the stress of having to pick out the clothes and shoes that they may like, but this is also a chance to give them some independence of making their own choices. This also works if your child is into music, books, or just about anything else.

Video game systems
Whether it is a hand held system or one meant to play on the television, this is a great gift. Once they get the system, allow them to pick out the games.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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