In case you haven’t gathered your gifts for all the special people on your list, Little One and I have put together our 2016 Kids’ Holiday Gift Guide.
“What does [insert Little One’s real name here] want for Christmas?” A question I have been asked countless times in the past few weeks.
I’ve been telling our loved ones that Little One really does not need any presents for Christmas, because the child really doesn’t need any more gadgets, toys, or anything. Really! This said, we’ve found a few items that we wanted to include in our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide, because these items are so fun. These are items that are Little One Approved.
Little One is an imaginative child, and playing with dolls is something she still enjoys very much. She was excited to discover that Maplelea Girls have dolls that Canadian girls can relate to. Maplelea Girls are girls from all over the nation, with their own roots, identities, interests, and hobbies.
What captured Little One’s interest was that she can learn more about Canadian geography and history through each Maplelea Girls’ story.
What’s even more exciting for Little One is that she finally has a doll that looks like her.
Every doll Little One had prior to Saila has been blonde and blue-eyed. “MOM! Saila has the same skin tone as me! She also has dark hair and brown eyes like I do!” I like that Maplelea Girls represents Canadian girls
Irish Fairy Door
Create a magical world filled with wonder and surprise for your little ones. If you have a child who, like mine is in awe of all things fairy and magic, the Irish Fairy Door Company has fairy doors and all the fairy accessories needed to welcome your special fairy into your child’s life.
Poppit Shopkins Ballet Collection
Creative kids will love Poppit! In fact, Little One thinks this is the toy of the year. She also happens to really be into Shopkins, so how perfect is the Poppit Shopkins Ballet Collection?
Psssst! We’re giving one away here!
Poppit Pop ‘n Display Bakery
Okay, I’m not going to lie. Little One isn’t the only one a bit obsessed with Poppit! I can’t help it. It’s just so fun to create little items like macarons, donuts, pies and cakes! She says she’d like to get Poppit kits for her cousins and friends!
Pom Pom WOW
Pom Pom WOW seems to be a hot item this season. Little One’s friends have been talking non-stop about this! It made me laugh when Little One received one, because it’s so perfect for her. She’s the kind of kid who loves embellishments and decorating everything. She even Pom Pom WOWed (yes, I made it into a verb!) her bedroom door!
This crafty item comes highly recommended by Little One. We’re giving a Pom Pom WOW kit away here. Giveaway ends soon though! Enter today!
Lime Apple Apparel
Okay, this may not be a present for just the kids! Everyone in the family can enjoy a Netflix subscription! With many titles available, there are so many shows and movies to fill your Family Movie Nights with! Win-Win!
If you’re looking for stocking stuffers, Funkins are a great “green” gift! Little One takes these in her lunchbox every day, and I carry one in my purse. You never know if or when you’ll need one! They come in handy when eating an orange while I wait for Little One to get off the school bus.
Lunchbox Love Notes
Lunchbox Love – Another great stocking stuffer! Add a little love note to your child’s lunch. Encouraging and motivating notes make Little One’s day. She also really enjoys reading the jokes, facts, and riddles!
My little girl loves doing her nails. She enjoys having her friends over and having “spa days”. This 10 Piece Nail Shine Kit is a great gift to give those who enjoy a little pampering! I love seeing Little One and her friends having fun and doing manicures and pedicures.
The 10 Piece Nail Shine Kit is $24.95.
Time for some Glampsiration with Glama Gals’ 10 piece mini nail shine kit. Glama Gals hand selected some of their most fave colours. Their philosophy shines true here: smile, sparkle and share this kit. Great for spa parties, gifts, travel and stocking stuffers.
These nail polish colours are water-based and peelable, completely VOC free, odourless, non-toxic and safe.
Recommended for ages 3 years and older and under adult supervision.
Description: Odourless and VOC free (free of chemical solvents). Peels off. No remover needed! Not only free of toluene, formaldehyde, phthalate plasticizers (BDP etc) and alcohol, but also free of acetates and toxic preservatives such as parabens and methylisothiazolinone (Neolone 950).Coloured with mineral pigments and natural colorants.
Ingredients: Water, polyurethane polymer, acrylic copolymer. May contain: mica, titanium dioxide, carmine, iron oxides, ferric ferrocyanide, chromium oxide green, ultramarine blue, polyethylene terephthalate (plastic glitter).
We’ll be including these in our holiday gift giving. I think Little One’s cousins and friends would love this!
Glama Gals gift certificate
Though any little girl would love the 10 Piece Nail Shine Kit, a little pampering at Glama Gals would be even more fun! Little One really enjoys the times she spends at Glama Gals. Whether it be a birthday party, dolly and me, mommy and me, or Glama Gals camp, Little One always has an amazing time.
For more info or to book a special Glama Gals experience for a special child in your life, visit their website here.
WowWee MIP AutoBalancing Robot
MiP is something Little One finds really exciting! What kid isn’t fascinated by robots? I think that it’s important for kids to learn about robotics and tech. Plus, having a robot is pretty cool, isn’t it?
More than just a toy! With unique dual wheel balancing, MiP navigates its surroundings, responds to hand gestures, and even follows objects around.
PLAYMOBIL Pony Farm
Though we live on a farm, and Little One has asked for her own pony, Hubby has told her she can’t have one right now. He keeps telling us to stop bringing animals home, but her response is always, “Daddy, we have a farm!”
For now, she takes riding lessons nearby and goes riding at her friend’s farm.
I thought the PLAYMOBIL Pony Farm was fun for creative play. Little One can groom her ponies at the PLAYMOBIL Pony Farm and take the ponies out for a ride in the countryside. After the ride, she can brush them down with the brushes and grooming tools, clean their stable area, and treat them to carrots.
AGE: 4+ YEARS | PRICE: $59.99| AVAILABILITY: MOST RETAILS STORES & INDEPENDENT TOY RETAILERS
World Vision #MeaningfulGifts
When asked what she wants for Christmas, Little One quickly responded with “just my family being all together and spending lots of time with my cousins.” Such a sweet reply.
I was pleasantly surprised when Little One told me that she wants to “light up lives this Christmas” and wanted to either make a donation to a cause special to her. We donate monthly to Mount Sinai, but I thought that in addition to that, I might surprise her with a gift to others via World Vision.
What could be better than giving a child the gift of education, clean water, or health and nutrition?
Though I know that Little One really wants to give to others and time with grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles, I also know she would love crafty toys, tech, books, spa day, and clothing! Well, she actually needs clothing, since she is growing like crazy!
There you have it! All items on our Holiday Gift Guide were recommended by Little One!