I’ll be the first to tell you right now that I REALLY don’t think you have to shower your little one with Christmas/holiday gifts. Trust me, they have NO idea what’s going on.
Last year, Lucie was close to 3 and barely knew what was up. This year, she got the memo [I blame preschool], but we’re still planning on keeping it simple.
That said, many of us want to get something special for our little boo. Here are some toys and books that are sure to delight. *All of these opinions are my own. 🙂
[Flying with baby this holiday? Check out my book.]
Peekawhoo offers the best in personalized, monogrammed gifts that you’ll keep forever. Bibs, blankets, loveys, and gowns; they’ve got you covered!
Get 10% off all Angel Dear [towels, loveys, blankets, and bibs] with coupon code ILOVELUCIE. Shop here.
Cloud b Glow Cuddles – $33
Wean your baby off sleeping on top of you with this soft, soothing bunny (or bear), which has a touch-activated heartbeat sound and a faint glow light. A mommy favorite!
Buy on Amazon for $33
Feed the tissues through the mouth and pull them out the spout, weeee! Put in/take out play is great for baby’s motor skill development, and better here than an entire box of Kleenex…I fell in love with this at the Baby Show. I think you’ll like it too.
Buy on Amazon for $19
Perfect for older infants who are practicing standing and walking; this walker “trainer” from VTech is a crowd-pleaser.
Buy on Amazon for $28
New from Mamas & Papas, the adorable Pippop will keep baby entertained when you’re on the go – and it will actually stay put!
Buy on Mamas and Papas for $25
Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? – $5.39
This lift-the-flap book was a favorite for both of my girls, not to mention, a great way to learn all about hands, bellies, eyes, and feet!
Buy on Amazon for $5.39
One of my favorite toys at the baby show, the Tranquil Turtle Night Light projects the “under water” effect onto the ceiling with a gentle wave motion while playing one of two soothing sounds. Heck, I may even get one for my own bedroom…
Buy on Amazon for $44
I love, love, love these books. My favorite book Who Loves Me incorporates all your family members into the story. A great way to remember those you aren’t able to see often. No kidding, I still get choked up every time I read it.
Little People toys are a big hit in our house. Pick your toddler’s favorite scene and voila! Best of all, the Little People can be used interchangeably among the different toys.
Lucie and Alice fight over this constantly. Need I say more?
Buy on Amazon for $53
I know, I know, this is not cheap, BUT — it’s one of the most useful items we’ve ever bought (actually, we got it as a gift; not gonna lie). Now, my little ones can safely “help” me cook and clean while I get stuff done. Score!
Buy on Amazon for $179
Tomy Toddlers have great fun learning new colors and phrases with the Mr. Color Maker Toy. Best of all, there’s no mess to clean up afterwards!
Buy on Amazon for $39
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – ~$14 (hardcover)
This fun, classic book is a family favorite.
I don’t know a single preschooler who doesn’t love building towers and bridges (then knocking them down, of course) with these versatile, lightweight cardboard blocks from Melissa & Doug.
Buy on Amazon for $32
Miss the boat on the bilingual nanny or foreign language immersion school? Not to worry. Little Pim’s award-winning language program for kids makes it fun and easy for children to start learning a second language.
God yes, these are expensive, but sooooo cool. Ask any preschool teacher.
Buy on Amazon for $120
You ever see a three-year-old ride a 2-wheeled bicycle like it’s no big thing? Pedal-less (and brake-less) balance bikes teach children balance, coordination, and help develop their confidence [only good in FLAT areas, ahem].
Buy on Amazon for $109
Magic Tree House Books – $11.67 for four
Tired of reading the same storybooks every night? These chapter books are captivating and fun for preschoolers craving a little more.
Buy the set on Amazon for $11.67
Thank you for supporting Lucie’s List and Happy Holidays!!
~ Meg, Rich, Lucie, and Alice