Gift giving is not just a seasonal thing, but year-round, so I hope you find this guide helpful not only for the winter holidays, but for special holidays and occasions through the end of 2016 and throughout 2017.
When you see a hand icon next to the gift suggestion, it means that gift is a DIY and I am linking to the tutorial! Pretty handy, huh? Hand-made gifts are always extra special.
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Want a list of great stocking stuffers? Check out my huge list of unconventional stocking stuffer ideas. You can also check out my Easter Basket Fillers post for more!
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Eskimo Kids Fur Hat
How completely cute is this warm hat? The best part? You just pay shipping. Use the code ENBABY.
Put Me In The Story Personalized Books
These books are so much fun! They can be personalized with names and many offer options to personalize with pictures and other information. I want so many of these books! They have some really great options. The book “How Does Sleep Come?” looks completely adorable. My boys chose “My Adventures with Star Wars Episode VII – The Force Awakens” and “National Geographic Little Kids Book of Dinosaurs.” They are completely awesome and my boys love them! The dinosaur one is especially great as it is educational (for reference–I did not see any mention of ‘millions of years’ for those it may concern.).
Kwik Stix are quick drying tempura paint sticks that are easy to use and not as messy as regular painting. They are easy for my toddler to grip, so he is able to enjoy creating anything he wants with ease.
Slot & Build Texture Shapes
Lakeshore Learning has so many awesome educational toys for kids. Their Slot & Build Texture Shapes are perfect for toddlers because they are sensory and help with fine motor skills and engineering concepts as well as teaching shapes and colors. All Lakeshore Learning products are developed by educators for the purpose of teaching and learning. Plus, for every gift purchased from their Gifts for Growing Minds catalog, they will donate $1 to Donors Choose to fund classroom projects!
These are such a fun alternative to those little plastic alphabet magnets that get lost easily.
Racoon Rumpus Game
This game is meant for ages 3+, so not “quite” toddlers, but my toddler loves to play it with his big brother and supervision; it is a great educational game to have as your child begins to learn colors, clothing names, and matching. This is one of our favorite games to play as a family.
Nuby Step Up Stool
This is great for kids who want to feel grown up. We used ours so my son could help bake Christmas cookies.
Dyson Kids’ Vacuum
This is so much fun for my boys; they love using theirs to pretend they are vacuuming with me. Oh, and it does have a little bit of suction, so they can actually vacuum up some dirt and cereal.