Sharing my top picks for favorite kids gifts this holiday season. Check out my gift guide for her here, too!
Hi friends! Happy Monday! I’m so excited that so many of you are in for the mindfulness challenge. I have to admit that it was HARD to avoid checking my phone after I woke up yesterday. I’m so used to checking everything as soon as my eyes open, but at the same time, it felt so much more peaceful. (Ok I did feel a little bit of stress wondering if my inbox was catching fire but the good news is that it wasn’t.) The girls and I had crepes together at the Farmer’s Market with my dad, stepmom, Kyle and Everly, and enjoyed the afternoon at the park. This weekend, I also completely took Liv’s closet apart, built extra shelves and organized everything. It feels good to have extra storage in her room, especially since we’re heading into the holidays and her birthday.
For the kids gifts I don’t tend to go super crazy. We have extremely generous relatives and a huge family, and I’ve stuck with this motto since Liv was born: something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read. With this strategy (+ their Santa gifts and gifts from everyone else), they’re PUMPED on Christmas morning and I don’t feel like I’m going overboard.
2019 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids
Something they want:
This giant dollhouse. I got this for the girls last Christmas and they still play with it every single day.
An American Girl doll. (The girls have 8 between the two of them and still want more…)
A camera. They’re each getting one of these + a bunch of film this year. 🙂
LEGO set. You can never go wrong with LEGO. P has this amazing Frozen 2 jewelry box and I love that it’s something functional.
The softest baby doll. These were the girls’ first baby dolls and they’re absolutely lovely. Super soft and they smell great, too.
Pretend kitchen. This is another playroom staple and favorite.
Something they need:
Dance leotards and shoes. (The ivivva ones are the best.)
Experience gifts! Trips to the zoo, museum, dance class gift cards, gymnastics, camps, etc. always make wonderful gifts.
Something to wear:
A warm coat with a cute beanie.
Something to read:
Mo Willems books. This is Liv’s favorite author and we all love reading these books together.
The Boxcar Children. This is a fantastic intro to chapter books. The stories are suspenseful and well-written, plus it’s fun to teach them a little bit about another time period.
Princesses Wear Pants. (Love the message in this one.)
So tell me friends: what’s on your kid’s wishlist this year? Any previous gifts that were a huge hit?
Cyber Monday deals for other gift ideas:
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Great deal on our favorite Bose headphones. I take these on every flight and also love using them for work.
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