2015 Holiday Gift Guide | Toddler | Wear, Want, Read, Create

I’ll start of this post by saying that this post is in no way sponsored. I have not teamed up with any of these brands they are simply ones that I really like and want to share with you. Most these items are ones that have ended up on a wishlist for my kids are one time or another or are items they have or will be getting this holiday season. I also wanted to keep costs low so all of these items are under $30 and most $20 or less. Enjoy!

WEAR

Mittens. I recently found these at one of our local kids boutiques and I thought they were great for little hands. They have a velcro clasp around the wrist that helps to keep them on little hands.
Beanie. This beanie is so cute and it apparently can work for anyone in the family. I was just thinking how cute this would look on Alder and maybe a matching one for Neil.
PJs. These are essential because these little ones of ours seem to always be growing out of pajamas. Plus they are cute and relatively inexpensive.
Bike Tee. NewDuds is a Vermont based Etsy shop who makes amazing shirts, prints, scarves and more. We have a full stock of Burlington Vermont shirts from them and when I was perusing their shop the other day I came across this bike tee and fell in love. If you follow our Instagram you know how much Alder loves bikes so this was the perfect gift for his “wear” item.
Zara Leggings. I love Zara clothes for kids. I especially love their little boy leggings because they just fit so well. I just purchased these cute mountain leggings in my last Zara haul and they are so cute on. Just one thing to note Zara runs a bit on the big side. Alder just grew out of this 6-9 month pants and the 12-18m I purchased him are a little on the very big side.

want
 Stacking cupsWe have at least 3 sets of stacking cups in various shapes and sizes because they are one of the most played with toys that we own. You little can do so much with them from stacking, using in the sand or in the bath, pretending they are cups or bowls or filling with various things.
Rainbow nesting bowls.  Okay so these are similar to the stacking ups but I feel like they are just a bit cooler and that they will really grow with your little one. As a tot they will use them to stack and fill with things and as they grow they turn into bowls for a play restaurant.
Toy Camera. I don’t know why but we seem to collect play cameras. We have ones that have little images in the view finder, another where the view finder is a prisim and just a plain ol’play camera. Anyway you look at it the kids love them.
Shape Sorter. These are so much fun and are a toy that is also a great learning tool. It teaches your child to match shapes, problem solve and because these ones are filled with little balls they also can be used as shakers!
Rocket Puzzle. Okay I picked this one because I want it. How cool is this little rocket? It’s also a puzzle- how fun is that?
READ

 

Giraffes Can’t Dance. This is one of our favorite books because it has a good message, is fun to read and is filled with animals.
Trucks Go. Steve Light has so many great books about various things that go. This is perfect for little ones who like things that go and it’s perfect for short attention spans.
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? We have the board book version and the full size book. We love it because it’s so interactive.
Time For Bed. This book is new to our reading rotation but we have already fallen in love. It is such a sweet story about going to bed. It features all kinds of animals going to bed and at the end a little one going to bed as well. Very relaxing.
My Friends. We have been reading this to Edith since she was about a year old and she still loves it. These days she reads it from memory because we have read it so much. It’s a sweet story that connects people with all of their animal friends.
CREATE

Paints. I know paints are messy but take a deep breath, strip your little one down to their diaper and let them get messy. These paints are also these paints are all natural and non-toxic so no worries if you little one still likes to test things out in their mouth.
Jumbo Crayons. I reluctantly add these two the list because Alder likes to draw on everything. I can’t avoid it though with an art obsessed three year old and a little brother who wants to do everything she is doing.
Paint With Water. These are great for those looking for a fun art activity with little mess. All you need is a paint brush and water.
Art Kit. I can’t speak personally to this art kit but it gets good reviews and it looks like it would be really fun.
Musical Instruments. I know that the banging and chiming of things isn’t every parents dream but they are so much a wonderful way for littles to create music and have fun.

What is on your tots wish list? 

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