Top gifts to occupy the kids while it’s rainy and cold outside
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Top gifts to occupy the kids while it’s rainy and cold outside

20 November 2018

Whether it’s a stocking filler or a birthday treat, choosing the perfect present for the little ones can be a difficult. With winter setting in, you’ll want to pick a gift that will banish the cabin fever and keep the whole family happy - after all, content kids mean less stress for mum and dad! Whether it’s an experience to get them out of the house or a game for snow days, we’ve curated our top picks for presents that are perfect for rainy days.

Board games

For a gift that will provide endless hours of fun, opt for an old fashioned board game. They make great gifts for groups, so if you’re trying to find something for siblings to share, we’d recommend checking out the board game section at Smyths or The Entertainer. A family-friendly game like Monopoly or Scrabble allows for players of varying ages, making it a great pick to keep the whole clan entertained. For the younger ones, a kids game themed with Paw Patrol or My Little Pony will earn brownie points, as well as being educational!

Cinema Experience

Whether you’ve got a mini Scorsese on your hands or a kid that’s mad about Marvel, a cinema experience is a great present that they can keep up their sleeve for a rainy day. Opt for a gift card for an inexpensive present that lets them choose what they want to watch, or splash out on an Unlimited ubscription for the movie buff gift that keeps on giving. When you’re buying for a picky child it’s best to go for something that gives them an element of choice, and they’ll be glad to have a film to look forward to when the bad weather hits.


If you’re after a top pick for teens, you can’t go past a gaming gift. We all know that consoles can make the day fly by, so when it’s wet outside they’ll be stoked to have something to keep the boredom at bay! Treat them to the latest gaming bundle, or if they’ve already clocked the latest game, merchandise from their favourite series. Preorder the next big hit so they’ll get their hands on it as soon as it hits the shelves, or if you’re not sure what to choose, hook them up with the latest gaming accessories that they’ll love all the way through the winter.

A Day Out

Being cooped up inside all day gets old pretty quickly. If you’re after a present that combines entertainment and education, why not choose an experience-based gift that gets them out of the house, without getting caught in the rain? You can tailor a day trip to the little one’s interests - for some, a trip to Legoland will be a dream come true, while others will be mesmerised with a Harry Potter studios tour. An experience day is something the whole family can get on board with, and the kids will be stoked to plan a fun day out when they can’t play outdoors.

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