holiday gifts for kids, two ways.

December 3, 2015

holiday gifts for kids, two ways | reading my tea leaves
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 printholiday gifts for kids, two ways | reading my tea leaves
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 pitchertiny 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.

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  • Reply Katharine December 3, 2015 at 9:19 am

    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… 😉

  • Reply Jessica December 3, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Thanks for the great list!

  • Reply Beastmomma December 3, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    So many creative and inspiring ideas!

  • Reply taylor k December 3, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    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 😉

  • Reply Jasmyne December 3, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Fantastic list! I added several of your suggestions to my own list for my toddler.

  • Reply Sarah December 10, 2015 at 12:06 am

    Can I ask where the stacking bowls in the photos are from? Thanks!

  • Reply Diane Williams December 29, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Yes, I’m also wondering about a source for the stacking bowls.

    • Reply Erin Boyle December 30, 2015 at 8:55 am

      They’re made by Grimm!

  • Reply Diane Williams January 2, 2016 at 12:32 pm


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