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What to give children for St. Nicholas Day: universal ideas under a pillow

Yulia PoteriankoNews
Your child will definitely be happy to receive something from this list for St. Nicholas

This year, the favorite children's holiday, St. Nicholas Day, is celebrated on a new date for the first time. Due to the transition of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine to the New Julian calendar, it now falls on December 6. So it's time for parents to look for something to put under their children's pillows.

OBOZ.UA has collected some universal tips that will help you prepare for the holiday quickly and easily. These gifts will definitely appeal to kids.

Pay attention to the child's wishes

Of course, the best way to please a child is to give him or her something that he or she wants. To do this, you can write a letter to St. Nicholas together on the eve of the holiday. This is a tradition that makes life easier for parents.

But such a letter may contain something unrealistic or too expensive. In this case, you will have to use your own imagination.

Toys and games

Children use toys until they are teenagers. Therefore, it is a good idea to choose something that your child has been looking at during the last trip to the store. Teenagers can be given board games, including for family leisure. Also, children are often happy with plush animals, construction sets, accessories to the toys they already have (doll houses, car sets, etc.).

Sweets

Probably, no gift can be considered complete if it does not include at least a small bag of sweets and chocolate. Choose from what your child loves, and you are guaranteed a joyful laugh on St. Nicholas Day morning.

Materials for creativity

Up to a certain age, all children love to be creative - drawing, sculpting, making beaded jewelry, etc. Such hobbies, if fostered, can even turn into a good profession. Therefore, it will be very appropriate to put materials for your child's hobby under the pillow. Talk to your child about what he or she creates, and you will get a hint on what to buy - paints or markers, special paper, some tools, any other consumables, coloring books, etc.

Tickets to events

Older children become interested in various events, such as concerts, performances, shows, and often like to go to the ice rink or water park. Tickets to a dream event or a season ticket to an entertainment center will definitely bring a lot of happiness to a little dreamer. The bonus is that they are easy to hide under the pillow. You can also put them in a beautiful holiday concert.

Books

Yes, not all children like to read, but some of them are addicted to books. Find out what your child's peers and friends are reading and give them a book. But before you do, ask if he or she has already borrowed it from a friend.

Gadgets

We live in a world of high technology, so a new phone, tablet, set-top box, laptop, smartwatch, or other electronics is a welcome gift not only for adults but also for children.

Gift certificates

And this gift will be appropriate if you want to teach your child how to manage money properly. Give her a certificate to a store that sells something interesting and necessary, such as materials for creativity, or to a concert box office. And then help them decide how to spend the money best. But in this case, don't put pressure on the child and let him or her make his or her own decision.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told when it is time to put up a Christmas tree due to the transition to the new church calendar.

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