This week we are going to be sharing all sorts of holiday gift inspiration. I wish I could share them all with you now, but that would just spoil the surprise. Let’s get started with an especially fun topic – toys, toys, toys!
For more wishlist inspiration check out our Pretty Prudent Wishlist For the Home / For the Crafter / For Your Beauty Kit / For the Pets / For the Baby / For the Guys / For the Kitchen / For the Little Reader.
The Mahalo Ukulele was a great introduction instrument. It’s just the right size for little ones to hold and has held up through many, many rock concerts. It also comes in a variety of different colors.
For Ringo Starr in the making, you might want to go with these eco-friendly cork drums. Kids can hit them as hard as they want and you can still hear yourself think.
One of Scarlet’s favorites, especially now that she’s learning to spell, is the Alpha Bots Box Set from Lakeshore. Pretty much the coolest alphabet transformers.
Watch out, Gordon is on the move! Jacinda wants to get him on a balance bike in the spring, but for now he is crazy for his Joovy 4 X 4. I think the 4×4 might be on Jacinda’s wishlist too now with this torrential ice storm.
You can also check out the Joovy race car that comes in red too. Start your engines, this race car hits top speeds of 5 MPH.
While you’re snowed in, have an indoor campout with this campfire play set from Bass Pro.
Put on a puppet show with the Deluxe Puppet Theater from Melissa and Doug. If you’re feeling crafty you can use this tutorial to make your own Wooden Tabletop Puppet Theater.
The show wouldn’t be complete without the stellar cast. Lakeshore has an incredible selection of puppets to choose from. They have ones from popular stories, like Goldilocks, but I’m especially fond of the boys and girls community helpers puppets.
Clare has been pretty obsessed with her Rainbow Loom lately. So much so that Jacinda got crafty and came up with three ways for how to put charms onto your rainbow loom bracelet. You can take your rainbow loom crafting a step further with a copy of Loom Magic!: 25 Awesome, Never-Before-Seen Designs for an Amazing Rainbow of Projects.
The My First Sewing Kit by ALEX toys has been a hit with Clare and Quinn too.
Another one of Scarlet’s favorite toys is her giant box of Clics. The possibilities are endless and when you think you’ve done it all, you can head to their site to see Building Plans for other Clics projects.
For tiny tots with their eyes all aglow, fill their stockings with the Play Doh L’il Fun Factory Mini Playset.
I love the modern look of the Alphabet Blocks from Poketo for little ones too.
Scarlet loves her Fisher Price Changeable Picture Disk Camera. It’s a great first toy camera and comes with different disks you can change out. Now that she’s older I can’t wait to give her the real deal with the Bonzart Mini LIT Digital Camera from AC Gears. Since it’s mini it’s just the right size for her hands, while still being durable. It comes with three different white balance settings and a selection of different filters. It can also be used as a webcam on a PC.
The Kid Made Modern collection at Target has the coolest hexagon washable markers, double-pointed crazy crayons, and the prettiest crayon gems. This collection is all about encouraging mini artists to push their creativity and imagination in new ways.