Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas

I'm almost done Christmas shopping this year.  My excuse is that I want to just enjoy December with the kids and not worry about gift buying.  In reality, its just that I love shopping and got an early start.

We have a small home that is quite full already with plenty of toys.  I'm continually picky about choosing non-toxic options, especially for the littlest ones.  For the big girls I mainly focus on reading reviews and being sure we are choosing quality items that will last.  Of course we end up with our fair share of Barbies too.  Who can resist a little girl who wants that?  It does help that my kids do not watch TV and therefore don't know what the hot new toy is this season.  Anyway, here are some fun gift ideas I've come across in my searching.  I'll keep the photos out of this post in case you have little eyes watching you like I do:

flannel sheets (twin size + matching toddler!)

pajamas (cotton, tight fitting = no toxic flame retardants)

mini trampoline (on sale + a 30% off coupon for new customers)

Jim Weiss CDs (one for each girl)

twilight ladybug (Lucy and Julia already have one; its Esther's turn.)

bath toys like this net, ring toss, or dunks

puzzles - (Crocodile Creek are made in the US to good standards.  Esther is quite the puzzle master.)

Green Toys sandwich shop (was $6 the other day so I snatched it up!)

doll house building blocks

ABC wallet cards (These look really fun!  I got an extra ring so that Esther and Isaac can share a set.)

Playmobil and Playmobil 123

items from American Girl (Lucy and Julia have Josefina and Julie to buy for, Esther is getting things for her Bitty Baby.)

books (I will do a separate post for this one.  We love books!)

panties with days of the week on them (Gap Outlet had some.)

and for Isaac:

Robeez shoes

Green Toys dump truck

Camden Rose wooden car

car play rug

North Star Express Train (Grandma and Grandpa got him this.  I'm so excited!)

What fun things will be under your tree this year?  Do you enjoy Christmas shopping?


  1. I just discovered playmobile. Karson is getting a few of the playmobile 123 sets this year. Ella is getting a few little plan toys and a wooden doll buggy, that I bought in June because she HAD to have it. :) they are also getting the Melissa and Doug lemonade/store stand with play food & a cash register. And if course, more trains and train tracks for my train loving little boy. :) Ella is also getting Ugg boots (clearances out Black Friday deal;))....she now officially has too many shoes. :)

  2. We have the little bath net with the bugs. He little bugs are Ella's favorite toy because they are so easy to hang onto. We have had them for 2 years and they still look brand new. :)

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the link to the toddler flannel sheet set. I've been looking everywhere for that but could not find it (I've even searched Target before). My 3 year old will be so happy!

    1. I've searched before too and was surprised to see them! :)

  4. glow turtle and farm play set - big hit in our house too :]