Now that it’s the start of school again, it’s also (maybe) the start of school-friend birthday season again. The kids are always excited about the party, but it often brings up a conundrum for the parents — what is an awesome (and affordable!) gift for my child’s classmate? A kiddo that I likely do not know much about.
Awesome and Affordable Birthday Gift Ideas for Classmates
Below are some easy, foolproof, and universally appealing ideas for elementary schoolers. These gifts can be purchased in the Iowa City area through small retailers or large national retailers.
- A Marcus Theatres gift card wrapped with a box of candy.
- Experience gift cards such as DEFY Trampoline Park or The Iowa Children’s Museum.
- Kid-favorite restaurant gift cards such as McDonald’s, Pizza Ranch, or Dairy Queen.
- Art supplies or craft kits — try shopping at Blick.
- Bath bombs! You can find these at Basin at Hy-Vee.
- Pool toys or other outdoor items. Scheels is a great place to find these and other sporting items.
- Bubble wands or sidewalk chalk. Dollar Tree has these and other fun kids’ items!
What are some of your go-to gift ideas for your kid’s classmates? If you’re looking for birthday party ideas for your child check out our Iowa City Area Birthday Party Guide!