It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas is three days away, and I’m savoring every light-filled, music-sung day. ❤
If you have still need to pick something up for a little person in your life, here are some non-toy ideas (because, maybeeeee i’m not the only person who’s house is being taken over by toys already. if i am, then skip this post and come back later, haha.)
I love gifts for children that encourage imagination… here are some easy favorites that any little person would enjoy.
-Craft Kit. Pickup a little basket at Goodwill and fill it it with childrens scissors, glue stick, washable paint, chalk, construction paper, pipe cleaners, paintbrushes, googly eyes, stickers, etc. The whole kit could probably be put together for about $15 (check the dollar store!).
-Date Day Coupon (could include a couple movie tickets, lunch at their favorite restaurant, time at the park, etc).
-Dress-Up Basket. Head to your local consignment/thrift store and take advantage of the heavily discounted halloween costumes. Princess dresses, pirate/superhero duds, the list is endless. You could even make masks from a piece of $0.49 felt from Hobby Lobby and a cape from an old Goodwill sheet. Check the Target Dollar Aisle (Joann’s Fabrics has a great Dollar Aisle too!) for crowns/brightly colored sunglasses, and Goodwill for sparkly shoes.
-Museum/Zoo/Aquarium/State Park Passes or Membership. This is a pricier option, but one that definitely keeps giving through the year.
-Books. Give the love of reading! Spark a little mind’s imagination! Some of my toddler’s favorite books are listed here, if you need some specific recommendations.
-Puzzles. I’ve fallen in love with wooden puzzles for toddlers. They last forever, and are great attention-keepers. We have several that teach ABC’s/Numbers/Colors, etc. and they are played with everyday.
Enjoy these last few days of the season, mamas! ❤