The problem that many people run into when it comes to getting gifts for children that are gifted tends to be that adults think they need to give the child something that will stretch their intelligence. As a result, many gifted kids find themselves getting the complete works of Charles Dickens, and enormous text book type books about science and mathematics. The thing that you need to remember is that while the child might be gifted, they are still in fact a child. Just like all kids, they really want to have fun.
It’s not unusual for gifted kids to spend enormous amounts of their time at the desk buried in books. While there are some exceptions, many gifted children could do with more physical activity. Instead of looking for another computer game or math book, maybe you should look into getting something that they can use with their Wii. This particular game console encourages kids to move around while playing, and there’s plenty of games that gifted children will enjoy and which will also help them improve their physical health.
Another thing you can look for when shopping for a gift for the gifted child in your life will be games and toys that let them use their hands. You’re going to find that things like legos and building blocks not only encourages the child to get down on the floor and play, but will also help them tap into their enormous well of creativity. Many people, both gifted and of average intelligence, have fond memories of these type of toys long after they’ve grown up. Best of all, the child will most likely invite you to play with them.