With all of the different things that you can purchase your children, sticking with collectibles and themes is something that you can do to make sense out of the madness. When you buy things as one-offs, they tend to get thrown away or lost fairly quickly. However, if you purchase collectible things or buy things as a group with a shared focus, they tend to stick around for longer, especially if they’re well-made.
Think of the categories of cute and kitsch, sports cards of various types, movie character collections, and even themed bedroom furniture. Within each of those categories, you can buy everything that you need for your kid that allows them to add to their understanding and appreciation of the topic.
Cute and Kitsch
Sometimes buying cute things is more about the preference of the parent than the child, but when those two ideas coincide, it’s a happy intersection. For example, buying cute little dolls for younger children can be a collectible experience for you and an appreciative experience for them. Anything that breeds familiarity over time makes kids happy, and also gives you a way to purchase things that all makes sense around a single theme.
One collectible that is less common now that used to be is if you choose to collect sports cards for your kids. The two big ways that you can use these are two either buy them so that your kids can use them, trade them, and otherwise handle them, or you can buy them to save them in the hopes that you can sell them to make money later. It’s hard to do both at the same time though. Handled baseball cards aren’t going to be worth much money down the road. But, just putting them in a box and never looking at them isn’t very much fun.
Movie Character Collections
Do your children have favorite movie characters? If so, then those are the kind of collectibles and toys that you want to purchase for them. Especially if they’ve had an interest for more than a few months, you can simply by those types of items knowing that they’ll be used.
Themed Bedroom Furniture
Finally, if your child has a bedroom all of their own, you can buy themed bedroom furniture that mixes not only the idea of collectible toys and decorations but also performs a viable function. You can have a desk it’s matched with a bed that’s matched with a comforter that’s matched with art on the walls. This way, you can keep adding to that collection in the room will just keep being more and more of a safe space for your child. Then, when they grow past that phase, you can store everything away in a single unit.