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How Do I Ensure I’m Buying Safe Christmas Gifts?

Holiday shopping can be incredibly stressful, especially when you are purchasing for your entire family. While shopping for kids particularly, you want to make sure that you are getting gifts they will be happy about and interested in, but also ones that are safe and okay for them to use.

Follow these steps to make sure you are getting appropriate gifts for your family:

1) Read the Reviews

Go to multiple review sites and dig deep for any and all negative reviews. Many of these will mention the issue of safety and discuss any concerns the consumer had after purchasing the item.

Reviews are a good way to garner honest feedback and to get a genuine understanding of other user experiences with said product

2) Check the Age Recommendation

You've probably grown accustomed to ignoring the "ages 4 and up" labels on products, but truth be told they are there for a reason. The age recommendations are there for the safety of your child. If your kids are not as old as the recommended age, skip the toy and move on to something else.

There is no sense risking your child's safety and the age recommendation is a great place to start when it comes to evaluating a product.

3) Look for Recalls

If there is truly an issue with a product, there will be a recall. Check parental forums to search for these recalls and make sure to avoid these products. Recalls are often sent out because a product is dangerous, if not deadly, so keep your eyes peeled for any products you will be potentially buying or maybe already have in the house.

Shopping for your family can be hard but finding safe and trustworthy products does not have to be. Do your research, check out forums, and read reviews and you should be just fine this holiday season. In no time at all, you'll have products that each member of your family will love to use, safely.