Modern families have changed a lot and the stereotypes that go with that have been swept aside. As such pink as the colour for girl, or dolls as toys, or kitchen items for play are no longer the only options when gifting a new born girl. The reality is that the world is a much bigger and accepting place now for little children and the array of gifts and options available for a baby girl is almost limitless. In fact, the only limiting factor is age, not gender. So, with this in mind, what are some examples of toys or gifts that would go down well if gifted to on the arrival of a baby girl? Here are a few ideas.
Know where to look
Gifts do not need to come from traditional baby shops. In fact, if you do make purchases at these types of traditional stores, you will probably end up with a very traditional gift. Rather look for something a little less stereotypical and gender aligned. Inevitably the best place to look for these are on the internet. A quick visit here and you will find a plethora of great ideas for online baby gifts. They will be easy to search for, quick to purchase and delivery will be anywhere in the world.
What would you like?
Give a gift that you would be happy to receive. And better yet, give a gift that will allow you to engage with the young child in a learning and sharing environment. It might be something that is deemed ‘traditional’, but perhaps you are a man who enjoys baking. Then get her something that speaks to your passion and enjoyment of baking and make part of the gift the opportunity to bake and interact with her in the kitchen. As important as it is for gifts to not stereotype roles, it is kay for a young girl to get a kitchen orientated present if part of the learning that comes with it is that cooking can be a man’s role too.
Eye on the future
Some gifts are about the here and now, but others can be with an eye on the future. What sort of aspirations does she have? And if she is too young to have aspiration for the future, where do her parents see her going. If she has an interest in the human body get her a medical game or a book. Or get her a calculator or a tennis racquet. The options are many, just keep reminding yourself that it doesn’t need to be cute clothing ad dolls. There are so many other options.
Reading material is always good. In short, books open the mind to the possibilities of the world and all children should be encouraged to read. An educated child is a child equipped to go out into the world and achieve things and the best way to start educating a child is to foster a love of reading in them from a young age. Even if they are very young, a book with the promise of reading it to them is a great gift. You can hardly ever go wrong with a book!