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Computers are such crucial tools and forms of entertainment for kids these days. Whether you like it or not, kids are always surrounded by computers, whether it’s at school or at a friend’s house. If your child has formed a love for computers for things like gaming, writing, or simply surfing the web, here are some creative gift ideas that they’ll love.
A Fully Customised Desk Playmat
Adding a bit of flair to the computer set-up can be such a fun way to brighten up a desk. An easy way to do this is to add a full length desk playmat, which is bound to go down well with your kid. These mats cover the desk and act as a mouse mat, and because it has such a wide surface area, it ensures that your mouse does not slip off the edge as easily as other mats; if your kid is a gamer, then they will be particularly grateful for one of these mats. It’s not just their practicality but they can be fully customized with whatever you’d like too, including favorite game covers, your child’s name and anything else that you think your child would love on there.
Some Immersive ARGB Strip Lights
These special strip lights can sync with a computer screen so that they change colour according to what is on the screen. They can be placed around the back of a computer so that the light pools out from around it onto walls and the surrounding desk. If your kid loves video games, this can provide a completely immersive experience as the colours adjust to the changing display on the screen. They look totally awesome and provide a great atmosphere in the room.
A Decorative Accessories Stand
Accessories sprawled all over the computer room or desk can be so unsightly and can get in the way. A fun way of keeping accessories, such as gaming controllers and headsets, is to buy your kid a stand for these accessories. There are so many differently themed stands out there to choose from according to your child’s interests. Your kid will love it so much that they’ll be actively tidying away their accessories so they can use it – it’s a win-win!
Some Fun Keyboard Caps
With a computer comes a keyboard, and did you know that the traditional caps on the keys can be replaced? You actually buy themed caps to give a makeover to a normal keyboard, which can be so fun to use. Just be careful that it doesn’t affect the functionality of the keyboard too much; you can avoid this by only switching out certain caps, like the escape button or back button. Of course, if you don’t want to go through the effort of replacing the keycaps yourself, you can buy a new keyboard that is themed around what your child likes.
Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Computers emit blue light which can cause eye strain and fatigue. This in turn can cause dizziness, fatigue and difficulty sleeping. But don’t fear! There is a solution in the form of special glasses which block this specific type of light from entering the eye. This can reduce the impacts of blue light and can help improve sleep if used before bed with screens (because melatonin can reach a better level). Your child will be grateful for the positive effects they have, and besides, glasses are trendy now!
An Artsy Standing Desk
If you’re worried your kids aren’t getting enough exercise because of their love for computers, then you can consider buying them a standing desk. Standing whilst using a computer, rather than sitting, can lower risks of obesity, lower the risk of heart disease and reduce back pain. There’s even evidence to suggest that they can improve mood, energy levels and productivity. Whatever desk you decide on, you could try redecorating one themed around your child’s favorite things (like animals, video games or characters) – this will provide a great project for you, and will be greatly received by your kid. If you don’t think a standing desk is for your child, then do make sure that they are getting up often from their computer frequently to rest their eyes and to move their body.
So there you have it, 6 awesome and creative gift ideas for your computer-loving child. There are some artsy keycaps and accessories stands or more functional options like blue light-blocking glasses and customized playmats. Whatever you choose, your kids will appreciate the thought.