Featured Post: 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for the Active Child

It’s Christmas time again, so that means it’s time to think about what sort of presents you can get for the kids of the family that will make their day extra special. For some kids they will be happy with the next new electronic gadget but for the active kids they will need something a bit more creative to satisfy their need for activity.  Here are 5 Christmas gift ideas for the active children in the family.


Skateboarding is a very versatile sport because a skateboard can be taken anywhere and rode pretty much anywhere that there is a flat cement surface or pathway. If you are heading off to a picnic in the park, or to a family gathering, there is bound to be some space, somewhere that the children can board. Not only is it fun, but kids can learn balance and gain confidence from learning new tricks. If you are thinking of getting the kids a skateboard for Christmas then make sure you include some safety gear in the present. Penny skateboards are becoming a popular option for kids who are either learning to skate, or are already skating with a larger board.


Kids of any age love to ride bikes. Whether they are male or female, every kid remembers getting their first bike from ‘Santa’ for Christmas. It’s one of those rites of passage of being a kid getting a bike, and will be guaranteed to bring hours of pleasure. Again, as with the skate board, it’s important to think of everything that will be needed for them to enjoy their bike safely, so make sure you include a helmet in the gift.


A trampoline is an awesome gift, and an especially good idea if you have a few kids as it can be a one-stop present for all of them together. These days there are round trampolines with the safety net around the outside so that there is no chance of them having an accident, or getting hurt. The extra safe option is good because it can contain smaller children and allow them to enjoy the fun without them getting into trouble.

Rock Climbing

Rock climbing is a great idea for those active kids who are growing and in need of an activity that challenges them. A gift voucher to a rock climbing session might not look that spectacular when they open the envelope but it is guaranteed to get some smiles when they are climbing up the wall. It’s also a great gift for girls or boys.

Nerf Guns

Nerf guns seem to have been invented purely for the purpose of kids having fun shooting each other safely with light rubber bullets, glow in the dark ninja circles, or other ammo. One thing that your kids will definitely experience when playing games with their Nerf guns is that they will get active, as they run to and from each other and attempted to hit their target with the ‘bullets’. Not only are Nerf guns a good idea for boy and girl kids but they will hit the mark with adults too!


1 Response

  1. Bex @ The Mummy Adventure 13th December 2013 / 11:06 pm

    I am really tempted to get my youngest a trampoline, he is only little but he doesn't stop moving and I know it won't be long until I am making him run around all afternoon to tire him out for bed!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *