A birthday gift to an uncle from a young niece or nephew oftentimes carries sentimental value, particularly presents that offer the opportunity for bonding time between family members. When helping a child pick out a gift for his uncle, remember most kids have limited monetary funds; fortunately, handmade gifts remain poignant as well.
Sports & Games Items
An uncle with an interest in sports will appreciate gifts relating to his favourite team. Purchase matching T-shirts featuring your uncle's favourite team or player, as well as baseball caps, sweatshirts, watches or backpacks. Provide your uncle with outdoor gear you will enjoy together, such as footballs, basketballs, plastic bats and baseballs, as well as badminton, bowls and croquet sets. Additional gifts include classic board or video games that your uncle played as a child. Also give simple items such as a deck of cards or a set of dominoes.
Give your uncle a hand-decorated frame featuring a picture of the two of you, using embellishments to reflect the setting of the photo. Decorate the edges of the frame with shells or miniature pennants for pictures set on the beach or at a sporting event, respectively. You can also spell out both of your names using stencils or stickers found at an arts and crafts supply store. With the aid of an adult family member, provide your uncle with some family history by using kid-friendly sites to print out a family tree. Genealogy software allows you to explore your roots alongside your uncle.
For an added sentimental touch, choose personalised gifts that cater to your uncle's hobbies. Uncles who love to cook will enjoy personalised aprons or monogrammed barbecue sets. Avid golfers will appreciate gear such as personalised golf balls, golf towels, or golf club covers. Provide the artistic types with a host of varied items, including personalised guitar picks for musicians or engraved journals and pens for writers. New homeowners will enjoy such home decor samplings as personalised mugs, coasters or bath towels.
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