Although some kids aren’t active, most children are and love to run around like crazy. This is an excellent thing as being active means that your child is staying fit and healthy, and if they are with friends, socializing correctly.
However, finding suitable gifts for an active child can be somewhat challenging as there are many possibilities to choose from.
The most obvious method would be to research online, as many different websites are dedicated to gift ideas. One such site is iTest, which has a fantastic selection of gift ideas for active children and general ideas for thoughtful presents.
However, we will go through some exciting gift ideas for the more energetic children in your life!
Garmin Vivofit Jr. Daily Activity Tracker for Kids
We start with one of the more exciting ideas.
Garmin is well-known these days for producing quality fitness and tracking devices, and this one is no different, except it is aimed exclusively at kids.
One of the more exciting features is its battery life. It has an advertised life of 1 year without needing any recharging, a lifesaver for busy parents who don’t want to buy something only for it to be forgotten about a week later!
It is also waterproof and has an accompanying app for parents to track how much their child is performing.
Yes, the staple in many people’s households, the humble trampoline. This is a great way to get your kids jumping around and for tiring them out.
This gift also has the added benefit of being able to be used by adults.
So you can jump around for your health.
Depending on the dimensions of the trampoline you purchase, you can also play with your children together.
This is for children who are slightly older and have already mastered their balance.
Essentially, a slackline is a form of tightrope that has some “slack” in it, hence the name! It is connected between two objects just above the ground and is a fantastic gift for any budding gymnasts or even those looking to improve their balance.
It can have a bit of a learning curve, so it is best to stay with your child to keep them involved and not get too frustrated. However, once they have mastered it, you will have a difficult time getting them off it!
Along with the trampoline, the simple pogo stick is often found in many houses around the country.
If you do not have one and are looking for a gift for children with bundles of energy, this will guarantee that they use that energy in a focused way.
This is the most obvious on this list but also the most overlooked.
You should bring your child to a professional bicycle shop and get them measured up correctly by someone who understands what they are doing.
Be with them and let your child be involved in the decision process. This will ensure that they will gain more enjoyment from it and that you will not lose money by buying them a bike they don’t like.
Cycling is also a fantastic way to bond with your child. As a parent, if you don’t already possess your bike, you could buy one along with your children and then cycle together.
If you go down this route, make sure also to get the full complement of protective gear, including:
- Knee/elbow pads
It is a wonderful activity for active children to become involved with. Still, if you want to avoid broken bones or sore, scuffed knees, it is extremely advisable to get the aforementioned protective gear!
This one is a bit of a modern take on the standard climbing frame.
We have included it here because it is far cheaper than the more traditional climbing frame version, more straightforward to assemble, but more importantly, it looks great anywhere.
If you don’t want to degrade the look of your beautifully landscaped garden with a garnish, metal/plastic monstrosity, then this is the perfect option.
Kids with tons of energy will love this gift as it allows them to climb and swing away in all sorts of ways. They can climb inside and upside down and use up as much of their childish energy as possible.
The dome also allows several children to play at the same time, meaning that when they have friends over, no one will feel excluded.
It doesn’t need to be too tricky buying gifts for active children. If you use some imagination and think back to what you did for fun when you were younger, you can often replicate this.
Fun doesn’t have an expiry date, and the things you enjoyed as a child will often also be enjoyable to your own.