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A Fun Gift Guide for Babies and Toddlers

A Fun Gift Guide for Babies and Toddlers

Hey y’all! The holidays are officially upon us. How many of y’all are done Christmas shopping? I try to get my presents picked out a couple weeks before the Holidays so I can just sit back and relax. I’m not quite done yet, but I do already have the kids presents! So to help all of you with littles out there to shop for, I’ve put together a fun gift guide for Babies and Toddlers

Up until my daughters first birthday she has been playing with her brothers hand me downs, so I have some good insight into what babies like to play with, besides boxes, tape and spoons! She also got some really amazing gifts from friends and family for her birthday, so I will be including those as well. I tried to pick neutral styles but of course everything comes in a boy and girl version.

 

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Sometimes it can be hard to buy thoughtful, useful and educational gifts for your children when they are super young. You know they love to play with toys and probably only care about toys anyway, but you don’t want to get them junk. Here are some things I’ve found that hold their interest for longer than 5 minutes, they can play with together and are interactive in a good way!

 

 

Baby Gifts

Bath stuff needs it’s own category because there are just TOO many good bath toys. We love these!


Everything Else for Baby:

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Toddler Gifts


These definitely are not the only toys my kids have, but I do think they have gotten the most use out of the other ones and have been used by both children. I gotta say, bath time remains a family favorite in this house. They love taking baths before bed because they get to play together in a fun, imaginative environment. The bubble bath with the added wand is still their absolute favorite. They are both obsessed with bubbles in any form. You can’t go wrong with bubbles!!

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Kids really don’t need a lot, they just want to feel loved and cared about. Most of the time Ginny's happiest when she’s eating! Some of our best family moments have been around the dinner table or experiences we've shared together. Make sure you’re taking the time this busy holiday season to spend quality, intentional, one on one time with your kids. Gifts are fun and they certainly enjoy them, but they aren’t what’s most important. We give gifts to remind us that Jesus’ birth and sacrifice was the ultimate gift. And it’s a great way to teach generosity to your children ;) Merry Christmas, y’all!

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