2013 Gift Guide: 5 Things for the Kids

Christmas is almost here and if you haven’t started shopping it’s time to get started.  If you’re not sure what to get the kids this year, we can help you out. Here are five gift ideas for boys and girls of all ages. From horseback riding lessons to clothes and toys to a gym membership, there’s something for everyone on the list.

Happy shopping!

1. Horseback Riding Lessons

For the girl or boy that loves horses, surprise them with a gift certificate for a horseback riding lesson. It’s cheaper than buying a pony and will put a smile on your child’s face on Christmas morning.

Rding lessons are a great gift for kids that love horses.

Riding lessons are a great gift for kids that love horses.

Our local pick: Harmony Ridge Stables (6005 McKendree Lane, Lothian) is offering a holiday special of $10 off one lesson or buy two and get half off one lesson.  Contact: Sue Chambers at 410-271-1021. Other horse stables in the area include Tag Along Farm, Enticement Stables/Obligation Farm, Baywood Farm and Oak Crest Farm.

2. Clothes and Toys

Consignments shops offer terrific deals on clothes, toys, shoes, accessories and more for kids of all ages. Many times you can find items with the original tags!

Our local pick: Turn Around Consignments: (5544 D Muddy Creek Road, West River). Hours: Monday closed; Tuesday and Wednesday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m;. and Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 410-867-8675. There is also the Eye of the Beholder II Consignment in Edgewater.

3. Gift of Fitness

Get the kids in shape with a gift certificate to a gym or training facility. A few local gyms offer training programs for children beginning at the age of seven.

Our local pick: Results U (3277 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater) is offering a holiday special. For $89, receive  a 21 day trail that includes three personal training sessions, unlimited access to classes and a free fitness evaluation. Hours:  Monday thru Friday 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Call: 301-261-4222. Other gyms in the area include Edgewater Fitness and Chesapeake Health and Fitness Club.

4. Musical Instruments

Musical instruments such as drum sets and guitars are always fun for the kids to receive. Throw in a gift certificate for a few lessons and you have the perfect gift.

Our local pick: Brass on Ivory (117-B Mayo Road, Edgewater). Hours: Monday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday thru Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 410-956-2256.

5. Jewelry Making Classes

Twisted bead

Get the kids a gift card to the Twisted Bead this Christmas. They will enjoy making bracelets and necklaces out of smiley faces, sparkly beads and basketballs.

Surprise the kids with a gift certificate for a jewelry making class or party. String glitzy beads, smiley faces, peace signs, flowers or basketballs while having fun with your friends.

Our local pick: The Twisted Bead (167 Mitchell’s Chance Road, Edgewater). They offer gift cards starting at $5. Hours: Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. to 7  p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 410-956-5529.

This gift-giving guide is brought to you by our sponsor A.P. Mathews Heating & Air Conditioning. As a local business they shop, serve and support  the community and encourage others to do the same.


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About Cynthia Giorgio

I'm Cynthia Giorgio, co-founding editor of South River Source. I love to write about the people, places, news and events in South County. Send story ideas to cynthia@southriversource.com or call me at 301-906-4767.


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