With the final few days of getting all gifts prepared for the holidays, I thought I would pull together a few last gift guides, starting with fun things for littles. Most of these can be for girls and boys alike, and since I have one of each, that makes them winners in my book!
- My First Chess Set: Full confession, I don’t know how to my chess, but my daughter has expressed an interest. What I love about this set is the color and the animals that add both playfulness and whimsy and double up as toys while they’re learning exactly how to check. Mate.
- Charlie Brown Vans: Charlie Brown’s Christmas is a major fixture in our house, whether we’re watching it or listening to the music. It’s just not the holiday season without it. So these Vans slip on’s are another way to have Charlie Brown be part of the season with us. Plus, my kids love anything matching – although they are opposite gender and four years apart, you’d think they were long lost identical twins sometimes.
- Winter Beanie with Light: I really wish we would have had these in Copenhagen, to light up our daughter’s dark winter forest school days. Although the forest school is behind us now, days in the forest are not, and my kids are still outdoor souls. This is a way to keep them out longer in the short days of winter, not to mention, these hats are a veritable tracking beacon.
- Ice Cream Toy Set: My kids love love LOVE any kind of toy food/toy kitchen, most of which is already in transit to our next post. And my son is old enough now where he likes to take restaurant “orders”, much like my daughter did for hours and hours when she was his age. Since they’re both ice cream nuts, this would be a fun way to add a little flair to their restaurant.
- Ice Cream Cardboard Van: Ditto to the above, this would take their imagination shop to the next level. And as it’s cardboard, it means it’s not to hard to take down when our inevitable moves roll around.
- Walkie Talkie Set: Since this is truly the iPhone generation, I don’t think they’ve actually every seen walkie talkies in real life and I’m pretty sure it would blow their mind. My two are in constant communication, and I think they would get miles of play time out of these, which have been well reviewed.
- Mighty, Mighty Construction Site: While I originally thought of this matching pajama and book set for my son, I have to say, my daughter is great at playing along with the things her little brother likes to do so she would probably go for it too. My son is in a major construction/bob the builder phase right now so all of these hardworking trucks would be just about the best things one could have on pajamas.
- Musical Bells: If they’re not pretending to have a food service establishment, they’re pretending to be in a band. The color coded bells and music charts mean that they could figure out a few songs pretty quickly, which I think would be a hit – plus, it’s loud enough to make noise but not loud enough to make me crazy.