‘Tis the season for gift guides! If you find yourself in my position this year — preparing for a baby while simultaneously decking the house and getting ready for holiday guests — you haven’t yet finished your Christmas shopping. Thank goodness for Amazon Prime! I love looking to other mommas for gift ideas, and I hope you will find our guide just as helpful.
First up: a few items from Sam’s wish list
(3) Melissa and Doug Shopping Cart: We’re adding to Sam’s kitchen corner this year, since he currently loves to “cook” for us. I just hope I don’t regret getting this cart that he will likely try to race around the living room.
(4) Brio Boxcar Train: Also adding trains and accessories to his hand-me-down Brio train table.
(5) Hape Hamburgers and Hot Dogs: More food items for pretend play.
(6) Hape Mighty Mixer: As much as Sam loves to help me bake, I know he will find a mini version of my stand mixer to be “wow, super cool.”
(7) Battat Take Apart Plane: Comes with a power drill! Sam will go nuts over this.
Next up: Tried and true favorites in our house.
(2) Do a Dot Markers: We’re currently really into arts and crafts, and these paint markers are great for practicing the lines of letters and numbers.
(3) Melissa and Doug Puzzles: You really can’t go wrong with Melissa and Doug puzzles, in my opinion. We have a few stacks, but this set is a favorite.
(4) Melissa and Doug Corner Kitchen: Santa brought this for Sam last year, and he plays with it even more now than he did then. Can’t wait to add to his kitchen collection this year!
(7) B. Dr. Doctor: Another great find from the B. series. Sam especially likes to check the baby’s heart in momma’s belly.
(8) Melissa and Doug Reusable Sticker Pads: There’s a big variety of these available, just make sure to get the “reusable” version. It’s a favorite!
(9) Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go: Sam has become very, very good at finding the goldbug on each page. I never tire of hearing him say “goldbug, where are you?” and “there he is!”
(10) Lift-the-Tab: Trucks: This was a birthday gift from Sam’s little buddy, and it became a fast favorite. Sam has even memorized the names of the drivers of all the trucks!
And, finally, past gift guides:
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