It is not uncommon for a child to become fascinated with cars at an early age. This fascination can easily become a passion as we hear them whoop with joy after receiving a lovely toy car for their Christmas or birthday gift. A child’s passion for cars many times sets in long before they can legally take the wheel and drive. Keeping the gifts for a car-crazed child varied and exciting can be a challenge. This post will focus on top gift ideas for these kids.
1. Rush Hour Traffic Jam Game
This unique game makes a great gift for children eight years and older, even for the child trapped in the adult body. It is a board game and requires only one player so Mommy or Daddy can get some work done while the child entertains him/herself. The game includes squares into which the cars are fitted, and a set of cards (40) with each displaying what the traffic jam should look like. They also show how the cars are to be arranged on the board by color, and the solutions for the challenge are on the backside of each.
The challenge is for the player to get the red car to exit the traffic via a small opening on the board. Depending on the location of the car, it can only be moved up and down or side to side.
2. Toy Racetrack
This toy makes a great gift for any little boy who enjoys playing with toy cars. Selections include a racetrack that can be set up in the child’s room. Once it is set up and set in motion, the child can become engulfed in the action of the cars as they go around the track repeated. Some racetracks are battery operated and the cars are kept on the track with magnets.
3. Lego Ferrari F430 Spider
This Lego racer model Ferrari is more than just a toy. It gives the child bragging rights to owning a Ferrari his parents bought him. The Spider is an authentic model of the Ferrari 430, scaled 1:17 and was launched at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show in March of that year. The replica is over 10 inchs long and sports a convertible top, turning steering wheel and decals along with a fully detailed engine and adjustable mirrors. The Lego Ferrari F430 Spider is ideal for children ages nine to 14.
4. Safety 1st C5 Racer Corvette
This racer comes to you courtesy of a collaboration between General Motors, Safety 1st, and Toys “R”. The Corvette is a sturdy, super-realistic, two seater model that comes loaded with a fully stocked engine, turnkey ignition, racing wheels with traction strips, working lights and turn signals, real FM radio, and reflective side mirrors. The child will enjoy the cool feature of the authentic engine sounds as the goes into the modes of, “change gear,” “turn signal,” “pass-by,” and “burnout.” The car is available in colors such as Magnetic Red (sans racing decals) and Bubble Gum Pink (with flower decals) that will win a girl’s heart. This gift is ideal for children three years and older.
Gene contributed this guest post for Wish.co.uk. Gene is an automotive freelance writer. Her articles mainly appear on auto blogs.