This year, more people than ever are shopping from their lounge rooms rather than hitting the shops - and why wouldn't you? (I saw a meme today - that said "Instagram is like the biggest store in the world"). So true!
Disclaimer: some (not all) of the products in this guide have been gifted to me, or I have had a previous collaboration with the brand. I received no payment for any brands to appear in this gift guide. All opinions are my own :)
Did you catch my Splashings + water play post last month? Since Miss M discovered these they have made it to the Christmas list so that she can add to her collection. Pretty sure you can get them from Toys R Us!
I only just talked about Honey and Co Club in my last post (!) but they are too good to leave off this list. It's the subscription gift for kids that will keep on giving all year :)
You can't go wrong with the beautiful quality of Grimm's wooden toys. Have a browse through the range that The Creative Toy Shop has to offer!
Another way to encourage imaginative play is with dress ups! Schooza has some super cute crowns, tails, masks, wands and capes that you could add to your child dress up boxes this Christmas (please note Christmas orders need to be in by the 30th of November).
We already have the Alphablock + Count-a-block books, but did you know there are two more? These books are fantastic - so interactive with big thick cut out pages and they're as chunky as a block! Get the Dinoblock book from Finlee and Me and the City Block book from Amazon.
Speaking of Finlee and Me, how cute are these wooden ice creams and lollipops? Kids will love these in their play kitchens! It's like special treat food any time of day :)
For Miss M's first Christmas I got her a personalised name puzzle from Platypus Puzzles, so of course what you do for one you must do for the other ;) so the Little Man is getting one this year!
Finally something for the littlest ones - Mini Minds have just released their sensory bottles! On the left is the rainbow set, and to the right is the sight and sounds set. So great for babies as it allows them to explore these tiny colourful items in a safe way (while shaking them all around and making all sorts of noise) :)
Meanwhile, we're planning to take it very easy this Christmas because Little Man's first birthday is 5 days later - and when you're 1 you don't really know what presents are or what on earth is going on and the wrapping paper is far more fun than the new toy. Maybe I should just rewrap his Christmas presents and give them to him on his birthday? Is that mean? ;) JOKING! But like I said we aren't going overboard...
Do you need even MORE ideas?? Here's my gift guide from last year and I've also put together a gender neutral gife guide organised into ages 1-5. Did you catch my Teacher gift guide? It's not too late to order some of these goodies (check with the individual stores).
Some other blogger friends have done gift guides as well (lots of us do at this time of year) - be sure to check out Gift Grapevine (gift guides are what she does!), Baby Berry Collective (so many great ideas here) and Fat Mum Slim (who tells us the best places to shop small this Christmas).
Well today is the 25th, so there's officially only 1 month to go! Lots of exciting times ahead - Christmas tree to go up, Christmas concerts, parties and picnics to attend, Santa to see, presents to wrap... YAY!