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This Cool Mompreneur Suggests 8 Unique Gifts For Your Kid's Next Birthday

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    With inputs from Neha Gupta Kapoor, founder & CEO of Ilchi Pilchi, an online space that offers educational and fun kits for your kids. Being a mompreneur, she started Ilchi Pilchi to make learning a fun activity for kids through scrapbooking, storytelling and DIY craft. Parents, bookmark this one!   

    Birthday gifts for the little tots mean hunting for hours before we finally narrow down on a bunch of meaningful and constructive toys. As a mother of two kids, I can confidently speak for most parents when I share our experience with presents. After ripping open the wrapping paper, peeping inside and interacting with it for a total of three minutes, the new gift is left to collect dust. 

    Hence, when giving presents to children, I think the secret is to put yourself in the parent’s shoes and ask if you would appreciate receiving the same for your child or if it is just another addition to the tons of toys cluttering their rooms. Educational and creative toys usually top the list for most parents, as do storybooks and those that encourage solo play. 

    Here are my top picks to thrill:

    Penguin Mood Chart

    Penguin Mood Chart

    This one helps you check in your child’s feelings and helps your child emote. It encourages expression through drawing and is reusable. The mood chart is written like a one-page storybook — read at bedtime and have the child speak about their feelings. It subtly teaches about animal facts, synonyms and opposites too.

    A Functional Work Station

    Childrens Work Station & Organizer

    4041

    The workstation is your little one’s cocoon of creativity. It is compact with several storage slots and a wide work desk — about 2 feet long and nearly a foot broad. It has a stand to rest your book or iPad and the ‘pockets’ are wide enough to hold your water bottle and books too.

    Panda Activity Box

    Panda Activity Box

    This is a boxful and quite literally. It has got five beautifully illustrated storybooks, all based on facts. With it comes a scrapbook with sticking activities. Complete the scrapbook by finding clues in the storybooks. There is also a DIY photo frame that you can decorate, a sticker sheet and an adorable soft canvas pouch.

    Stationary Organiser

    Stationery Organizer with Pinboard and Blackboard Large

    1290

    This one helps declutter the drawers and have your stationery organised within easy reach. Cotton pockets are secured on a firm birchwood panel. Organise your crayons and pencils in the pockets, doodle on the attached blackboard and hang your scissors safely on the attached hooks.

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    Fish & Star Fish Printed Reversible Quilt

    Fish & Star Fish Printed Reversible Quilt

    1899

    This quilt is adorable with minimalist fish and starfish. It is lovingly handcrafted from 100% cotton, which means it is perfect for our hot summers. What we love about it is that is is reversible — two quilts in one for variety.

    Wood So Good

    Anzel The Octopus Money Bank (Ages 2+)

    1924

    How adorable is this money bank. Made with Steamed Beechwood, this octopus weighs all of 350 grams and sits right with just about any theme. Being four inches tall and 5.5 inches wide, it’s compact and stylish that can spruce up your kid's work desk.

    Fish Cushion

    Cushion - Under The Water & Fitted Crib Sheet Combo - Blue

    3500

    It is a five feet long cuddly pillow with a cotton shell and microfibre filling. The vibrant blue adds colour to the room. Not just a cushion, it doubles up as a cuddly toy for role play too. Let the imagination run wild with the tots imagining themselves on an underwater adventure with their blue fish.

    Animal Print Kurta

    Animal Print Beige Three Fourth Sleeves Kurta

    850

    The patterned elephants are simply adorable. It is stitched from thin cotton and has an open round neck. This means, it works well as a stylish kurta with jeans during the day and can be paired as a cosy nightsuit with pyjamas at night.