It’s that time of year again, Sinterklaas is coming and children all across the Netherlands are super excited about it. They can’t wait to put their shoes next to the fireplace, sing a song to Sinterklaas and they hope they get the gifts they put on their wish lists.
If you do not know what Sinterklaas is, check this link and you’ll learn something new.
And just like every year, Sinterklaas has to get the wish lists from all the children, check if they were naughty or nice, get the presents and put either put the gifts in their shoes or the kid in the sack. We at Otly want to help Sinterklaas a little and we can tell him what is on the wish list of almost every child.
These are the top 5 gifts children have on their wish list:
It’s an all time favorite, we don’t know a single person who hasn’t played with it or at least stepped on it in the middle of the night (it hurts). With new lines of Lego coming out every year, this amazing gift is still sky-high on almost every child’s wish list. From Ninjago to princesses, from Star Wars to Technic, Lego is still the top toy for Sinterklaas to give and for a child to receive.
2. Tech Gadgets
With futuristic gadgets becoming easier to use and cheaper to buy, children are also using their pocket money to buy fun tech gadgets. From the Otly kids, we can see that especially drones and hoverboards are big ticket items for children. Although these gifts are relatively expensive, children are saving for these gifts more than almost anything else.
Although these gadgets are a lot of fun to play with, they are just that. Fun. If you do want to give your kid a cool tech gadget but you also want them to learn something. You could consider giving a Little Bits to learn your kids how to invent cool new gadgets, or a Sphero to teach them how to code.
3. Sports Stuff
Yes, although parents are often complaining that their children are not outside anymore, sports equipment is still on the wish list of a lot of children. Goalie gloves, new cleats or a longboard, children still love to be active and go outside and play. If the Sint wants to encourage the Dutch children to be active and move around; sports related gifts might be a good idea, just sayin’.
4. Video Games
From going outside and playing soccer to going back inside and playing soccer. Children (and their parents too) love video games and playing on a console. From Fifa'17 to Call of Duty and Minecraft, there are too many games available for Sinterklaas to keep track of what kids play these days. Fortunately, there are gift cards for the online stores so the kids can buy their own games.
5. A Bike
Saying that Dutch people love their bikes is about as true as a stereotype for any country can be. With Sinterklaas being a very Dutch holiday, bikes and bike accessories are therefore also on the wish lists of many children. Some kids want a new bike to get to school by themselves and other kids want a racing bike so they can go out over the weekend.
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