Christmas will soon be here, and if you have a bug lover in your life, it can be a little challenging to be creative with gift ideas. However, you can rest assured that there are plenty of bug gifts to choose from that will keep your little bug-lover satisfied. Below is a list of five bug ideas you can give to your own little bug this holiday season.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
This children’s classic by Eric Carle has been a staple in children’s book collections for decades. Your little one will love the adorable illustrations, as well as the timeless story about the caterpillar that was so hungry he ate everything he came across. This is a great story to add to your child’s book shelf, and books always make a great Christmas present. This book would be an appropriate gift for younger children who are still reading picture books.
For your child who has moved on to chapter books, E.B. White’s classic tale “Charlotte’s Web” is sure to become a favorite. This story tells the tale of the spider who saved her pig friend’s life by writing messages in her web. You could even buy a copy of the old cartoon or the more modern live-action movie starring Dakota Fanning on DVD to accompany the book, making it two gifts in one.
A Bug’s Life
Disney and Pixar’s animated film “A Bug’s Life” is a great choice if your little one enjoys movies. This cute computer animated movie tells the story of an ant leading his colony against a gang of wicked grasshoppers; he hires a troupe of bugs to help him in his colony’s fight against the grasshoppers, only to discover that he hired circus performers. Your little bug-lover is sure to love this exciting cartoon.
Pet Scorpion or Tarantula
If you’re feeling really daring, you might consider buying your child their own pet scorpion or tarantula. Both make great pets, although you should be sure that your child is old enough and responsible enough to take care of these arachnids. If you’re squeamish and don’t like the thought of live critters living in a tank in your house, then this gift is probably not a good choice for you.
Instead of a stuffed animal, why not give your little one a stuffed bug? A stuffed bug is just as cute as a teddy bear, is soft and comforting, providing your little bug something to cuddle with while she or he falls asleep. A stuffed caterpillar, ladybug, or beetle would make a cute and original Christmas gift idea.
These are just a few gift ideas to get your creative juices flowing. There are a lot of interesting outlets you can invest in to encourage your child’s interest in the bug world around him. Whether you thing books, movies, toys, or actual pet bugs themselves would best suit your child’s interest depends entirely on your child and what you’re comfortable wrapping up and putting under your tree this holiday season.
Chris is a blogger for Fox Pest Control a Connecticut based pest control company.