I can’t believe it’s already time to start Christmas shopping! I feel like I blinked and 2017 is already coming to a close! I had so much fun shopping for the girls this year and thought I would share a few of their gifts to hopefully help give you ideas. We have decided to keep Christmas a bit small this year and try out the “one thing to read, one thing to wear, one thing they want and one thing they need” gift giving style. This is not including their Santa gift, but it truly was fun trying to get creative for each category.
About a month ago, I cleaned closets and their playroom. We donated more than half of their toys. We kept things like their baby dolls, dress-up clothes, puzzles/games, a few favorite stuffed animals, sport/bouncy balls, and a couple other favorite toys. Just clearing out toys that weren’t being touched has made clean-up so much easier and they have never played more with the remaining toys than before. So this year for the “thing to wear” we got them each a Disney princess costume, ” thing to read” we bought them cookbooks with a cooking kit/apron (I love giving themed gifts), “thing they need” we did a science experiment kit and a butterfly growing kit (linked below), and for “thing they want” we are giving Emery a doll house filled with the Maileg mice and Adelyn a camera with “camera bag” and a photo album to hold her photos. I linked a few other gift ideas below- I hope it helps inspire gift ideas for your kiddos!
I will be posting gift guides for “him and her” soon!
To see other great children’s gift guides head to these other amazing motherhood blogs to get more ideas!