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I love simplifying the holiday season. When the focus can be on family, love, and traditions, I find myself at my ultimate peace.
The reason I create these gift guides each year is to help ease the frantic energy of figuring out what kinds of gifts everyone would love, and then having to shop around to find them for each family member.
Finding gifts for my kids (especially when they were all younger) was always a challenge. I only have one child left in the kid category, but I feel like it’s become easier as the years have gone on. Here are some fun ideas of things we have purchased in the past (and some things our daughter will be getting this year!).
My husband and I both come from big boardgame families, so naturally we have passed that trait onto our four children. This collection of Vintage Bookshelf Games are a beautiful way to store your favorite classic boardgames.
If you have a music lover, this bluetooth microphone makes an awesome gift. My daughter loves to put on shows for the family, and this has brought even more magic to her performances.
I love the endless possibilities that come with Legos. They have products for such a wide age range, and with their specific sets (Disney, Star Wars, Barbie, etc.) it’s easy to find the right one for your child.
You know I’m big on organization, so I love having a Lego table to store blocks and build on.
For younger kids, Duplo Legos tend to be easier to build with and less likely to be a choking hazard. You can get specific themed sets, or just buy a large starter tub of blocks.
My daughter also loves these Mega Brick sets that are compatible with Legos. There are a ton to choose from, and I love the time and detail that goes into making these, compared to a premade doll house.
Another type of building block that we’ve loved are these Magnetic Tiles. We have had these for over a decade and my kids continue to play with them! These have been perfect for all ages.
We keep these silicone stacking toys in a bin under our coffee table, and although they first appear as a baby/toddler toy, my kids with sensory issues absolutely LOVE to play with them.
This sensory fidget toy set is a huge hit for all ages. You get a broad variety of toys, so you can easily split them up into multiple gifts!
One of the greatest products I’ve found for my family is the Stairslide. We first got it in 2020, when all we could do was be at home. It provided HOURS of fun that my kids kept going back to over and over again. It’s a great way to get out that extra energy!
Book shopping can be a tricky task. There are so many series out there, and it’s hard to balance current reading, with challenging your reader, with finding a story that interests them. Here are just a few that my kids have enjoyed: Kids’ Book List on Amazon
I hope this guide has been a helpful tool as you find gifts for the kiddos in your life!
As always, XO ASHLEY