In the same spirit as the grown-up version of this year’s gift guide, here are a few ideas for gifts for kiddos (mostly in the toddler set, because, well, write what you know, and all that), presented in two ways.
Rainbows, Two Ways
+ A sun-catching prism for making rainbows.
+ A stack of pastel-colored blocks for building them.
Little Blue Truck, Two Ways
+ A little blue truck.
+ A companion set of these two favorites.
Play Dough, Two Ways
+ Eco-friendly modeling dough.
+ Flour, cream of tartar, vegetable dye, and a free afternoon to make your own.
Getting Arty, Two Ways
+ Twin crayons.
+ An afternoon at an art museum.
Planting Seeds, Two Ways
+ A story about a Truck Farm (and a sing-a-long, too).
+ A watering can, seeds, dirt, and time.
Sweet Baby, Two Ways
+ A new baby doll.
+ A custom print.
The Polar Express, Two Ways
+ A gift of the children’s classic.
+ A sleigh bell, a subway ticket, and a peppermint stick.
Under the Sea, Two Ways
+ A stackable wave.
+ An afternoon at an aquarium.
Picnic, Two Ways
+ Make-believe fixings.
+ A picnic blanket, a lunch to-go, and a walk to the park.
Blanket Fort, Two Ways
+ A field tent.
+ A blanket, a kitchen chair, and a flashlight for good measure.
Gourmet Meal Training, Two Ways
+ A pitcher, tiny glasses, and patience for perfecting the pour.
+ An apron for the tiny chef.
Down on the Farm, Two Ways
+ A set of tiny farmy animals.
+ A visit to a nearby farm.
More thoughts on gifts for babies, RIGHT HERE. Strategies for thoughtful gift giving, OVER HERE. The grown-up version of holiday gifts, two ways, THISAWAY.
This is such a sweet list! I love all your baby gift suggestions; I’ve been using them for my little nephew and niece (around Faye’s age) and their parents are always raving about what fantastic, useful, meaningful presents I find. I haven’t yet told them my secret… 😉
Thanks for the great list!
So many creative and inspiring ideas!
Cute ideas! The only Christmas shopping I’ve done so far is for my five nieces and nephews… because well, buying for kids is a whole lot easier and fun 😉
Fantastic list! I added several of your suggestions to my own list for my toddler.
Can I ask where the stacking bowls in the photos are from? Thanks!
Yes, I’m also wondering about a source for the stacking bowls.
They’re made by Grimm!
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