It’s so hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner. What happened to the year? Where did it go?
It feels like just the other day we moved into our current home, when in all reality we did that in April. Did Hubby’s birthday, Bee’s birthday and my birthday already come and go? Is Halloween really just weeks away?
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The other day I received a text from my sister asking what my husband would like for Christmas. Then she asked what I wanted and filled me in on what she plans to get my daughter. I was actually sort of relieved she was asking me these questions. Not because I don’t trust she’ll give people decent gifts, but because she unknowingly let me know I’m not crazy. I started Christmas shopping and planning in September!
I’ve only purchased one gift so far. It’s a gift for my 2 year old, Bee. I always make sure I have her gifts covered and purchased before I start shopping for others. She’s a top priority, but you’d best believe I already have gifts in mind for every member of my family!
I decided to throw together a list of all the gift ideas I’ve had recently. This is the first time I’ve had a hard time coming up with gift ideas for Bee, so I’m guessing I can’t be the only mom struggling. I hope this list helps you!
Little Tikes says this miniature trampoline is for kids 3+, but I could easily see my 2 year old loving it. A little extra adult supervision may be required, but Bee would have a ball bouncing on this!
Last Christmas my parents gave Bee a chair and ottoman set similar to this, except it was made of a very different material that’s easily stained. Oh, and it didn’t rock like the one you see above, either.
Although Bee loves her chair, I think this one is definitely neat. It also comes in pink!
Bee’s grandpa on her dad’s side has a tricycle at his house and she just adores it. This trike would be a definite hit in our home!
My little sister (9 years my junior) had one of these cars when she was little and she loved it. We don’t currently have the space for it, so Bee doesn’t have one, but we plan on getting one for her if we ever get out of this tiny house we’re living in!
I’ve never seen this toy before, I’ve never witnessed a child play with it. So, my opinion is based completely off what the internet already says about it.
It has great reviews and seems like a really good teaching tool for toddlers! A lot of people rave about the sound quality and the 20+ activities to entertain and educate kids.
Bee received a VTech Go! Go! Smart Wheels set for Christmas last year from relatives. She really likes it, but we can’t have it fully set up in her bedroom most of the time due to space issues.
It’s a great toy, though. One thing I really like about it is that you can buy extra cars and animals for it! And all of the animals and cars talk.
We bought this slide for Bee’s 2nd birthday. I don’t know about your kid, but mine is a huge lover of slides!
We kept it in our living room for the first week or so (because it was 100+ degrees every day!). Eventually it made it’s way outside and it’s now her favorite toy in our yard.
I really want to get Bee a chair and table set this Christmas. She’d really love it.
Although I like this set, I will likely opt for a set I can fold up since we live in a seriously small house right now.
Just another toy my little sister had and I didn’t. Well, I mean, these probably weren’t around in the early 90’s, but that doesn’t change anything!
Anyway, I know she really liked her LeapStart. If memory serves, my mom didn’t like the price of the books, but they don’t seem super expensive to me when you consider what a great teaching tool they are.
Now THIS is something I had as a kid and ya know what? I don’t remember ever seeing my little sister with one. So I guess that sorta makes up for all the cool stuff she had.
I enjoyed drawing with my magnetic drawing board way back when. As a parent, I can really appreciate that this device allows kids to draw without making any mess at all or testing crayons and markers out on walls and furniture. Definitely a gift Bee is getting this year!
So simple, yet loved by all toddlers. Bee has never experienced Play Doh, but I’ve already purchased a set along with some Play Doh “tools” to give her for Christmas this year.
We probably won’t be giving Bee this for Christmas, but she would definitely love it. I already know it will be cold and likely snowy all winter, so it seems sort of mean to give her something she won’t be able to play with until spring.
My daughter saw a commercial for this doll on TV and got so excited over it. This baby learns to talk from listening to those around it. She actually sheds tears when she cries, too. It’s pretty neat.
What isn’t neat is the price. Amazon usually has it listed for $50. I would really prefer not to spend that much on this doll, so I’m keeping an eye on it. Hoping the price drops a little before Christmas!
In last years gift guide I talked about how I’d just purchased this as a gift for Bee.
She’s had it for almost a year and loves it. She always wants to grab her broom or mop and “help” me clean. It may not always be fun for me, but it is for her!
I think this is great! I have a fridge covered in magnets and it’s always a pain trying to find a good spot for Bee to color. This would definitely be a hit for both child and Mommy!
When I was a kid I had a dish set like these. I want to say it was Lion King themed? I really can’t remember, though.
Lately we’ve been having trouble getting Bee to eat dinner and I remembered my dishes the other evening while brainstorming ways to get her to eat. I can’t help but wonder if a fun dish set would help make dinner time more enjoyable for her?
Another simple gift, but toddlers love it. Definitely a great way to help kids learn their colors, too!
I remember having an indoor tent as a kid. It actually sat on my bed. I loved it!
I’m all for building forts out of sheets and blankets, but this little tent would make a great fort, too.
It’s strange to imagine my 2 year old playing a “board” game, but HABA has multiple games in their “My Very First Games” series that they say can be played by toddler age 2+.
I’m not going to lie, I’m curious to test this out. There’s a good chance Bee will find this under the tree come Christmas morning.
Any books, really. I read to Bee at least twice a day and it really is one of her favorite activities.
We try to stick with board books because Bee still chews on everything she can get her hands on, but we do have some paperback books that we keep put away until story time.
Dr. Seuss books are a huge hit in our home. Her favorites are Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? and Are You My Mother?
What are you’re plans this Christmas? Will your little one be receiving any of these gifts this year?