Only 39 days until Christmas! Are you counting down yet?? This year Emily and I decided it would be fun to be like, well, everyone else in the blogosphere and bring you a Holiday Gift Guide of some of our *favorite things* for you to give or put on your wish list! Today we’ll bringing you some great gift ideas for the little kiddos in your life! Either Emily or I received a sample of these products to review and keep – but no cash exchanged hands. Are you ready? Here we go!
Here’s a short video of my Joshua and Sophie demonstrating my FAVORITE kids product on our gift guide this year: a custom super hero cape and tutu from Cutie Pa Tutus! Check out the cuteness!
As you can see, Joshua’s cape has a “J” for Joshua. Sophie’s tutu has jingle bells on it that she loves. You can build your own Cutie Pa Tutu or choose from many of their pre-made designs – what a great gift!! Both my kids love to dress up and pretend so they have had a lot of fun with these. Sophie’s tutu also came with a Poofy Pompom magic wand that is adorable and lots of fun for her to cast her sweet spells with. These items are a really sweet, special gift!
The rest of our kids gift guide we’ve broken into age groups for your convenience!
I am particularly excited about this little doll because it “goes pee and poop” when you “feed” it – and I am really counting on it to get Sophie interested in the potty! Because I cannot seem to get her excited about pee & poop, I am hoping Baby Alive will take care of that for me! It’s a cute little doll and it kicks, cries, and wiggles! Great for your little girl who loves to play “mommy”.
This is another great gift for your pre-schooler who loves to pretend. I loved My Little Pony when I was a girl and I am so glad they are back! This baby Star Song is a great friend for your little one to cuddle with! She talks and sings, and comes with several accessories for your child to use to care for her.
Another character I loved as a child is Strawberry Shortcake. (Perhaps you’ve seen the famous picture of Emily and me in our matching Strawberry Shortcake outfits!) Sophie got her first S.S. dolls this summer and I’m so glad she can enjoy them as much as I did as a girl. This play set is lots of fun – little girls can help Strawberry Shortcake make smoothies in her cafe and can put her to bed in her home above the cafe when her day’s work is done!
This fun toy combines two of my kids’ favorite things – music and trains! Your kiddo can be the symphony conductor and the train conductor at the same time. The engine plays music when it chugs clockwise and is silent when it chugs counter-clockwise and comes with 44 musical note tracks!
Pretend play is huge in my house right now; I love to see Sophie playing with her toy kitchen and dollhouse. Pretend play is being made even better by this tea set from Green Toys. Green Toys are made in California with recycled milk jugs as the main material! How cool is that?? Eco-friendly toys made in the USA that help our kids grow and learn. I love it!
Holly and Hal Moose are back at Build-a-Bear this Christmas! These cute moose come in many different variations or you can create and dress your own. I love these two in their “Winter Adventure” outfits pictured above. They’re a great Christmas tradition gift for a little one. When I was little one of our local department stores came out with a different version of the same teddy bear every Christmas season -we always had to have one! Holly and Hal are the next generation’s holiday stuffed toy for kiddos to collect!
This is actually a gift that is available for big AND little kids – but I like to “give” my little kids things they NEED for Christmas! And Sophie needed a good pair of mittens, and these are GREAT. Not only are they cute and fun with the bear paw design, but they are really, really, warm, lined with waterproof Thinsulate, and they stay on really well. Plus, there are matching hats and scarves available to complete the warmth and cuteness. Love these!
That wraps up our little kids edition of our holiday gift guide. Stay tuned this week and next for gift guides for Big Kids, Baby, Mom, Dad, and anyone else on your list. We’ll have some great gift guide giveaways to go along with these that you won’t want to miss, too. Happy Holidays!