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Dan and I finished up our holiday shopping last week so I thought it would be fun to share some of the things we got for Ashton. The most popular question in my DMs has been around gift ideas for kids so I hope you guys find this helpful! For the most part, we try to do more practical gifts or toys that can be used for both boys.
1. Shoes They Can Play In
Shoes are always a practical gift for toddlers in my opinion! Ashton has been growing like crazy and sneakers make the perfect gift that he will actually use! Surprize by Stride Rite Toddler Shoes makes some great options for toddlers in sizes 4-12. We bought Ashton the Razor in black because of the fun monster details! They have cute little eyes on the side and a spikey spine in the back which is perfect for little boys. Ash is pretty obsessed with the fact that they light up when he runs around! He is sometimes particular about his sneakers but the Stride Rite Razor has a cushy memory foam insole so they are comfortable for him to wear all day. Not to mention, I love that they are 100% machine washable! They are such a cute option for boys shoes!
2. New Books for Storytime
Reading a book or two is part of our nightly bedtime routine so I’m always on the hunt for something new. We picked up A Child’s Introduction to the Nutcracker from Running Press to add to our Christmas book collection. This book tells the magical story of The Nutcracker Suite and is packed with colorful illustrations, fun facts, history, music. A Child’s Introduction to the Nutcracker helps young readers see all the people, creativity, and diversity that has contributed to making this ballet a memorable part of the holiday season. Ashton’s favorite page is the one with all the instruments. We go through and try to name them each time. This book also includes a removeable coloring poster!
3. Eco-friendly Toys safe for Toddlers and Babies
We picked up the Green Toys Best for Baby Bundle for Ashton and Cole to share. We love Green Toys because they are all made in the USA, are eco-friendly, and made rom 100% recycled plastic. The Best for Baby Bundle includes 4 of their best selling toys: A cute tugboat for scoop-and-pour bath fun, a race car that’s sized just right for little hands and babies, a lightweight twist teether that’s easy to hold, and a Brave Little Tugboat, a colorful board book following Little Tug’s adventures. The toys are all dishwasher safe for easy cleaning!
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I hope these ideas were helpful and let me know if you try any of them out for your little ones! Happy Holidays!