12.09.2016

A Holiday Gift Guide for Littles!

'Tis the season for gift giving! 
I love putting together these gift guides for our littles. Last year's Christmas was so sweet, and so simple, ages three + one desired nothing but a big snoopy + some books... pie. I've really been trying to push the question "What would you like to GIVE?" this year with our kids, their answers vary + typically circle back to what they want to GET (abel) haha! But it is worth the try for sure. It's important to me to practice the act of giving, and especially them giving at a young age + being thoughtful about others. An idea to practice this is heading to the dollar store, giving them money in hand + letting them pick a few things for each other vs me buying it all and labeling it for them.  I think it'll be sweet. As far as my own shopping goes, Abel has been very clear about what he'd like, Isla needs next to nothing, and I have struggled harrrd with what to get Lucy! Over all though, they are pretty easy to please, so I think they'll be happy. Here's where we landed, hope it inspires some ideas for you and your own!

A B E L
Buying toys is hard for me, most of the toys at our house have been gifted to us, and we are thankful for them. However, toys have proven to bore them pretty quickly, and so I try to be suuuper choosy when it comes to purchasing. Abel's one request this year was that pirate ship... fair enough. He's been all pirates for a year and a half now, so he will be thrilled. I am separating the characters into both of the older kid's stockings, to hopefully encourage playing together... i mean, you need the whole crew right?? stay tuned on that. Otherwise, he mostly needed some new clothes, he's getting good at puzzles, and I picked a few things that I knew he'd enjoy but not think to request. 

L U C Y
Two is so sweet... she has no requests. So for her I went mostly with pretend play, which she loves. Every morning she wakes up and immediately asks for her tights, so she can go to her "class"... it's so funny, she's not in any type of dance class + hasn't seen one, she just knows that her cousin goes + shows up to family dinner in tights, so CLASS! + she must go too! it's so precious, so i got her some pretty tutu skirts (HERE) + tights, and i also got isla and myself some, so we can use them for tea parties. 

I S L A
Merry Christmas Isla! I've swooned over that bunny for at least a year now... it's the softest thing you will ever feel in your life, you're welcome. Also, shoes, a few clothing pieces, and jammies from our favorites, L'ovedbaby.
Books are a forever staple around here. We read at least three books every night as part of our bedtime routine + i love that, and hope it's something our kids will always enjoy + remember.
We are probably MOST excited for bunk beds... the kids bedrooms are little + going up is a better option than going out. They have talked about bunk beds for about a year now + so we are going to rearrange + surprise them on Christmas morning. I'm certain they are going to be over the moon. When Abel sees that red ship wheel on the wall he is gonna flip. I can't wait!

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