This is where it gets really fun- my children. Particularly my girls who can express their surprise, adoration and joy when they unwrap their gifts. Spoiling our children is perfectly acceptable on this once a year holiday. Here are some of my favorite things.
Alex and Ani bracelets are the trend now and at $28 each they can afford to be. Britton’s Nana gave her one for birthday this summer and she was immediately hooked.
What child isn’t into loom bands? They are going to take over the world- watch out!
Monogram, monogram wherefore art thou monogram? Britton loves anything and everything monogrammed particularly these precious hair bows from Etsy.
Which leads us to a monogrammed gold necklace from Etsy - perfect for that 10 year old’ish gal.
How about a little hollachagirl (whatever that means, I saw it on a bumper sticker) disco ball from Amazon.
They like monogram items because… well, their big sisters do. Kenley has more junk jewelry than any 90 year old bag lady within 10 states. This monogrammed jewelry trey will be perfect for little earrings or trinkets, also from Etsy.
For the bookworm in your life… Little House on the Prairie books. As a bonus I get to watch them too!
As well as these cloth bound classics (thank you Edie for the introduction). I made the executive decision to start my kids on this cloth bound collection and ordered them each a book yesterday (A Little Princess and The Adventures of Robin Hood). Classic and wholesome literature coupled with uber cool cloth covers? I mean seriously- it doesn’t get any better than this. Oh yes, it was on Amazon prime too so no tax and free shipping!
My Godmother, Aunt Bunny, always gave me a piece of Spode Christmas Tree china when I was growing up. Such a great idea as now I have full set of Christmas china. I have played this idea forward by giving my Goddaughters a piece of Spode china each year as well. They will thank me one day.
As a 7 year old girl, she still very much plays with “toys.” While I am not a fan of plastic toys these Lego Friends came highly recommended….
For the Boy:
Now why can’t my boy have share in the monogram love? As long as I get to dress him then every now and then I will be throwing a mono somethin’ on his little skinny body. These monogrammed polo shirts sold on Etsy are fabulous, reasonably priced and if you ask her to the seller will make the monogram a little larger as well.
I know my son has to be tired of Barbie, Cinderella, a swimming mermaid and a signing long-haired princess. He will be thrilled to watch Bob the Builder DVDs when on car rides soon.
Lastly, this ball we first saw this Hoberman ball Jesyca’s house and although quite simple, is fascinating to both children and parents. If you want to be ‘The Cool Parent’ at the next birthday party show up with this little number.