Kids and Smoke Alarms Are A Good Combination

Children love gifts that make them feel grown-up. A first wristwatch, a first alarm clock, a first real pocketbook—all are milestone's in a child's life.

If you're looking for a gift idea for a child or grandchild, consider giving a smoke alarm that can be mounted in his or her own bedroom. It's a great way to make the room a safer place for the child to sleep and play.

Once you've given the gift - and after any party festivities are over - be sure that you explain the purpose of the smoke alarm and tell the child what to do if it ever sounds during an emergency.

Don't try to frighten the child to make your point. Instead, use the discussion as an opportunity to tell the child how much he or she means to you and to explain that your gift is designed to protect them. This way, your gift will make a loving and lasting impression.