When you pull out your tally books this week to check off items on your holiday gift lists, I doubt the question “is this a safe gift?” comes to mind very often. December is Safe Toys & Gifts Month, so ponder these questions before you purchase your gifts: -is this age-appropriate for the child? -does it look well-made; will any parts fall off? -are there any sharp parts?
This time of year parents and relatives are on the hunt for the *perfect* gifts for the children in their lives. They’ll consult blogs, magazines, and friends at school to figure out what gift will create the biggest smile on those kids’ faces. Is it that hot new talking robot? Or a new video game? Or perhaps you have a crafty kid who loves to do art projects. No matter the gift, you always have to make sure that it is appropriate for the child’s age and developmental level.
Some other things to consider when buying for children:
Is it durable?
Is it lead-free?
Is it non-toxic?
Is it a choking hazard?
America has the toughest toy-making standards in the world, so it’s not hard to find safe American-made toys. But remember that many toys are made outside the US.
Another thing to remember is to read online ratings and comments about the product before buying it.
After you’ve chosen the right toys for the children in your life, treat your adult customers to these technology gifts. They’ll be as excited as a kid opening that thoughtful gift from you.