If you're stuck for gift ideas for your child (or any other child for that matter), consider buying him or her a bean bag chair. Beanbags were hugely popular back in the 60s and 70s, and have made a big comeback in recent years. In fact, modern beanbags are better than ever, with their softer fillings and wide variety range of styles.

Let's take a look at some of the reasons why kids' bean bag chairs are such a hit.

The Variety Of Designs

Firstly, there's an enormous range of bean bag chair designs available, and many of these are specifically designed to appeal to children. As well as those which come in standard shapes (round, teardrop, oval etc), you can get bean bag chairs for the kids that look like animals, footballs, cartoon characters and lots of other kid-friendly motifs. They're available in vibrant colours and funky patterns as well, so whatever the decor of the child's room is like, you're sure to find a bean bag to match it.

They're Great For Fun And Relaxation

One of the main reasons why bean bag chairs are so popular with kids is that they really lend themselves to active play, as well as to relaxation. Young kids in particular like jumping onto bean bags, hiding underneath them, or even throwing them at each other. And because beanbags are so soft and supportive, the risk of injury is minimised.

And when your child is worn out from all that fun, the bean bag chair provides a perfect spot to get some rest and recovery.

They're Easy To Maintain

Children tend to subject their furniture to a lot of wear and tear, but if you get a good quality beanbag seat, it's likely to be able to withstand such treatment for a long time to come.

When buying a bean bag chair for a child, make sure you get one with a cover that's easy to remove for cleaning, and preferably waterproof too, so it will be protected from spills and sticky fingers.

The 'Cool' Factor

Last but not least, remember that bean bag chairs are very fashionable right now, among both adults and the younger generations. This makes them a great gift choice for older children and teenagers in particular, who will enjoy impressing their friends with their new bean bag furniture.

When buying a bean bag chair for your child, just make sure that you get one that's big enough - although many of the small sized bean bags aimed at younger children look very cute, remember that your child is likely to be growing quite quickly, and a larger sized bean bag chair might be a better option if you want them to be able to enjoy it for years to come.