Gift Guide for Indulging Your Inner Child

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By Linnea Covington

You are never too old to have fun, and the most well-adjusted adults never lose touch with their inner child. There are plenty of games for adults that can bring them back to those frosty nights playing at the kitchen table, sticky hot cocoa mugs in hand. Put a smile on your favorite big kid’s face with one of these gifts.

Games

Everyone remembers playing board games during righteous thunderstorms, snow days, and festive holiday get-togethers. Why not revisit these memories by getting your loved one’s inner child a present that speaks to those times? You can get a tricked-out version of a classic board game, or find games for adults that offer an amusing, pop-culture twist.

Electronics

What child didn’t dream of having a robot in their life? Who didn’t wish for a machine that could bring endless sundaes and sodas to your secret fort? Tap into that childhood love of artificial intelligence by gifting a drone, the latest craze in technology. There are so many of these flying robots to choose from, from super high-tech models to ones that simply sail above the ground and take photos. Also keep in mind that, when shopping for the inner child, one can’t forget video games. Purchasing a game console or tablet that you fill with old-school favorites proves an ace for those who have always loved zipping through fantasy worlds, having a digital game of tennis, or fighting animated bad guys.

Events

Remember the first time you got to go see a play? You had to get all dressed up, but when the house lights went down, and the curtain went up on what was to you a live-action TV show, it was worth whatever stupid clothes your mom made you wear. Relive that feeling with your grownuppish buddies by giving them theater tickets. Just find a show that corresponds to your favorite kids’ book or movie. Your friends will be so excited that they’ll dig up their Easter gloves and clip-on bowties.

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