12:13 25 December 2012
If you’ve got children or grandchilren, or you’re an Uncle or Aunt, buying toys is a must. Toys are usually the best Christmas giftsand birthday gifts. But when you buy, what do you seriously consider when choosing a toy? Is it the quality or price?
Quality branded toys are obviously more expensive compared to no-name plastic toys. When comparing these items with branded toys, the price tag is almost double; if not triple. But wise consumers will highly recommend buying pricey but quality toys over cheaper ones. Why? It’s because in the long run, they can help you save money.
Think about buying a £10 plastic toy. It may keep your children entertained for a day or two. Then it gets broken and you have to throw it away. You’ll then need to buy new toys.
Perhaps, if your children are careful, they can even hand down their quality toys to their younger siblings. That would spell savings!
Also, good quality toys and those that were made by reputable brands are generally safe. You wouldn’t need to worry if the paint used on your daughter’s toy is safe, or whether your son’s train set is a choking hazard.
You’ll need to spend a little more, but your peace of mind is guaranteed. That is something that you cannot put a price tag on.
So, next time you shop for toys, buy something that will last – a toy that your children will use for a very long time.
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