Post # 1
Anyone willing to share their Christmas lists for their kids? We’re trying to figure out some presents for Addie since her grandparents are ALREADY hounding on us! It’s not even Thanksgiving, geez!
Anyway, I think we’ll ask my parents to buy her a toy box, and my in-laws to buy a convertible car seat. She has plenty of clothes until she’s at least 18 months (I may have gone a little overboard when she was first born ). I think I would like to get her a few books and some wooden puzzles like these ones. I think we’ll also get her a couple hand puppets because she LOVES this one Elmo puppet we have. I also want to get her this push toy; there’s one at the play gym and she is so interested in the butterflies on the handle and the crocodiles that move up and down. The other things on our list are blocks, a shape sorter, and some musical toys like a tambourine and bells.
What’s on your kids’ Christmas lists?
Post # 3
I’m not a mom yet, but the toy box and convertible car seat are great ideas for very functional gift ideas.
Post # 4
My sister asked for the My Pal Violet by Leapfrog for her 6 month old daughter.
Post # 5
We have 7 nieces and nephews.
For the older ones (ages 5+) we will be getting them magazine subscriptions. Sports Illustrated for kids, etc. Maybe kinda lame but none of them really play with toys anymore. We may add a small ball/lego set for some of them.
For the younger ones (ages 3-4) we will probably get them a small toy and then something functional.
7 kids is a lot to spend for so we try to stay around $15-$20 each.
Post # 6
My mom actually bought a convertible car seat for Yuuki already. We’ve been using it for about a week now.
Otherwise, I’m really hoping to get books for her or some really cute paintings for her room once we get our own place. I went by Barnes and Noble yesterday and there were some books I adored. They’re called ‘That’s Not My (dragon, truck, doll, bear, etc.) I thought they were really cute and encouraged touch, though Yuuki shows no interest in feeling fabric.
My husband and I were also at Wal-Mart yesterday and I put some toys in front of Yuuki to see if she showed any interest. There were a few that she reached for and got wide-eyed over. She’s getting more and more interested in toys that make noise. I’m also hoping to get her a toy that converts from a play gym to a tummy mat to a tunnel for crawling. She’s not really understanding that she needs to push up with her arms, so I thought it might help.
Post # 7
We are doing the Table and Train set for Seths bedroom. He is in love with trains right now! Leap frog is such a good learning tool! He started getting Leap Frog things at around 6 months and I’m sure we will be getting more this year. I have 4 little cousins I buy for ranging in ages 4-7. The 4 year old boy will be easy. But the other 3 are 7 year old girls. I’m not sure what to get them yet…. They are not into barbies anymore but still too young for the “tweeny” stuff.
Oh those pillow pets have been HUGE in our family this year for some reason! And those silly band things. I’ve also found out that since this is Seths 3rd Christmas, his toys have been getting more expensive every year! I swear his first Christmas was awesome and cheap! This year…not so much!
Post # 8
So it sounds like Leapfrog products are pretty great? I also really love the Melissa and Doug toys (mostly wooden and cloth toys) but they’re kinda expensive. Also, I think we’ll do some musical type toys since Addie seems to really love ones that play music.
@ Superstitions – Here’s one of the musical toys Addie LOVES. Ok, I actually have fun playing with this one, too. 🙂
Post # 9
I have 2 nephews. The oldest is 2.5 yrs old and the other will be 8 months at Christmas.
My SIL suggested Thomas the Train stuff, wooden train tracks, a microphone, Leap Frog Tag Junior books for the oldest.
And for the youngest, anything from the Laugh & Learn set. So we got him the kitchen and a couple books so far.
Post # 10
I’ll have to see what is on the list for my nephews to see if there are any good suggestions, but they do have the Leapfrog Scout, so I’d recommend Violet. Both boys LOVE it and it teaches them a lot.
Post # 11
@Mrs. Spring:I have an Addie too! it’s actually Addyson, and she is just one
for christmas we are getting her one of those plastic kitchens with the oven and the stove and the sink. she as a ton of plastic food and she is forever getting into my cupboards and taking everything out so i thought this was a good idea. And she is also incredibly girly, loves her plastic jewellery so we’re getting her that too. Leapfrog toys are the best, but I already have a ton from my older son, so i don’t need to buy any of those!
Post # 12
We got her a set of wooden blocks from http://www.barclaywoods.com/ and some pull toys from etsy at The wood garden (we loved the grasshopper). We also are getting her a play mat and then letting family get the rest. We’re asking for North American made sustainable things where possible, though her favorite thing is a fisher price shape sorter right now.
Post # 13
Are you buying the ABC blocks, DG? I’m concerned about getting her anything too heavy since she still smacks herself in the face trying to get things into her mouth. 🙂 But I do really like wooden toys…
@ Bostonsmom – Ahhhhh! My Addie is an Adelaide, but I think Addyson is very cute!
Post # 14
Hey there I’m using MyRegistry.com for my bridal shower and I suggested to my sister that she use it to create a holiday wish list for my neice and nephew – so far she loves it! She put their list on the site and then sent it out to our parents and other family members. This way everyone knows what the kids would like and there are no duplicates!
Post # 15
@Mrs. Spring: We did get theabc blocks. She might smack herself a little, but aren’t blocks always a little risky?