When it comes to gift-giving, it can be challenging to track down the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. If you're committed to being the cool aunt or uncle and want to make sure that your nieces and nephews know you're the best gift-giver in the family, you can't go wrong with stylish clothing. The key is to select pieces that they will absolutely love! From dressy clothes to cute kids' PJs, you'll find countless options for the little ones in your life.
While some kids may not at first appreciate receiving a dress shirt or pants, they will when they try it on and see how it transforms them. Plus, the parents will appreciate it the next time they receive a last-minute wedding or graduation invitation. If you spot a cute little girls’ dress, or a boys’ dress shirt and tie combo, snatch it up. If you’re worried about how they’ll receive it, sweeten the deal by adding a toy as well.
At the other end of the spectrum is an outfit just made for lounging around. Consider buying your niece or nephew a “movie day” gift package with snacks and popcorn in it, as well as an outfit specially made for movie watching on cold or rainy days. It can be a soft cotton sweatshirt, and some leggings, or sweatpants. Or maybe your niece or nephew prefers shorts. Whatever their preference, just make sure your gifts are the ones they go to when they want to feel comfy when hanging out at home.
Kids can never have too many T-shirts. And little kids especially love expressing themselves with graphic T-shirts. Maybe they’re into unicorns or race cars. Or maybe it’s a special character from a cartoon. Regardless, there are so many styles from which to choose, that this may be one of the easiest clothing items to buy for kids.
No matter how rowdy or crazy kids can act during the day, they look so much quieter and calmer when they slip into a cute pair of pajamas, don’t they? Especially if they’ve just had a bath, you just want to snatch them up and snuggle with them (and then give them back to their parents). With how quickly kids grow, you can be guaranteed that they could use a new pair of pajamas. And if the ones you give them are super soft and cute, yours will be the ones they look forward to slipping into at bedtime.
We can’t mention slipping into snuggly PJs after bath time without mentioning a cozy robe. Some pieces are just destined to be worn all season long, which makes a robe an especially great gift idea. Not only are they plush; they're also perfect to throw on over pajamas and with cozy slippers. Perhaps best of all is the fact that robes are considerably easier to size than other garments. Little ones aren't likely to grow out of them as quickly as, say, a pair of pants. In some cases, your niece or nephew may be able to rock that little robe for a few years before they outgrow it. You'll earn points with mom and dad for that, too!
Let’s talk a little bit more about those slippers that go with a kids’ robe. The great thing about slippers is that they are more forgiving than shoes. Kids can wear the same slippers for years without growing out of them since they offer a bit of stretch. If you’re not certain they’ll enjoy receiving a pair of slippers, try some fuzzy slipper socks, which are basically thick socks with nonstick grips at the sole.
It doesn’t have to be the middle of summer to appreciate a good swimsuit. Especially with all the indoor waterparks around the country, there’s no reason that a good splash in a pool has to be reserved for warm weather. And kids love trying out new swimwear that will make them look forward to their next waterpark adventure. Just be sure to check with mom and dad to see what styles the kids like. A girls' tankini is a safe choice if you’re torn between a girls’ bikini and a one-piece.
The beauty of a kids' puffer vest is that it's easily one of the most sensible pieces you'll ever give to anyone. Because it's so versatile, you can expect your nieces and nephews to get endless wear out of it. The puffy texture makes it a more robust, substantial piece that stands up well to the wrath of the elements. Our airy, beautifully packed design lacks the bulk that you might expect of some vests, so little ones can run around freely without the unnecessary excess volume. Look for a vest that's made with quality insulation for the warmest possible option. The material will lock heat close to the body, helping them stay cozy even when it's chilly outside.
Kids have a habit of losing things, and their winter hats and mittens are no exception. You find that they come home with one bare hand, and when you ask them where their other mitten is, you get an “I don’t know.” Unless you’re willing to rifle through the lost-and-found at school, you’re stuck investing in another set of kids’ gloves or mittens. When purchasing winter accessories for kids, look for a waterproof shell and a warm inner lining. A hook and D-ring that keep gloves together are a bonus!
Hoodies are a staple in any household with kids. They can wear them to school over a T-shirt. They can wear them around the house when it’s chilly. They can wear them as a spring or fall jacket. The list goes on. Kids’ hoodies make great clothing gifts when you’re not quite sure what to get. Next time you ask your brother or sister what gift they recommend for your niece or nephew, and they say “clothes,” fear not. You can get them clothes they love while also retaining your title as the cool aunt or uncle.