A big sister for the first time, Mairead, 4, loves showing off her mothering skills whenever she can. Her mama shared the tot's holiday wish list with us, and we hope she finds the items under the tree! Though her mom prefers quieter toys, the Fur Real Friends Go Go My Walkin' Pup ($49) is tops on the dog lover's list! When her baby sister is taking a bath, Mairead hopes to play along with the Little Mommy Scrub-A-Dub-Dub Doll ($25). Her mother also thinks the Barbie Dog Park ($25) will be a big hit this year. What lil princess wouldn't want her own set of Disney Princess Logo Bandz ($4). Mairead's big brother asked Santa for the Paper Jamz guitar, so she is asking for the Wow Wee Paper Jamz Drum Set ($34).
Six-year-old Ethan will have some mighty busy hands if he gets everything on his wish list this year! The New York Yankees fan and video-crazed tot has his eye on some of the season's hottest items. His mama shared his holiday list with us and we hope he finds everything under the tree! A Nintendo DS ($170) because he loves to play games on the go while his mommy shops! Both the Super Mario Galaxy II and Lego Harry Potter Wii games ($40 each) that he loves playing at his friend's house. With a snowy Winter in the forecast, the Zipfy Freestyle Mini Luge Snow Sled ($33) makes the list for afternoons of sledding with his dad. And a Paper Jamz Guitar ($20) for the budding rock star!
A California girl through and through, Olivia knows how to mix girly frills with outdoor adventure. As she prepares for the holidays, the 3-year-old's dad shared the tot's wish list (as well as a few of his favorite choices). Finally big enough to fit into Crewcuts' classically hip styles, Olivia can expect some cute tops ($48) leggings, and headbands under the tree! Being prepared for unexpected temperature swings is a fact of Northern California life and Patagonia's Synchilla Marsupial jacket ($70) will keep her warm. Lego's Duplo Big Farm ($77) will bring that favorite preschool building activity home. The Skuut Balance Bike ($78) will prepare her for future two-wheeled bike rides around town. The lucky tot recently inherited a kitchen from her cousins, so she can expect plenty of play food ($12) to fill it up!
Six-year-old Miya is growing up fast and has a holiday wish list that reflects her big girl status. While her mama isn't sure that her daughter will be getting everything on the list, a girl can dream, can't she? Since Miya's a craft lover, the Creativity For Kids' Fun Style Hair Accessories Kit ($20) would be a perfect fit. While older girls go wild over a certain little blue box, lil ones can't get enough of a certain red one. Miya is hoping for an American Girl Bed ($118) for her growing doll collection. The Magic Tree House book series ($10) is a big hit in school right now and the tot is also dreaming about the Barbie Glam Vacation Jet ($70). Having outgrown her first bike, Miya's mom and dad hope to surprise her with this 20-inch Diamondback Impression Girl's Bike ($185) on Christmas morning!
Though Juliet, 1, can't tell us what's on her holiday wish list, her mama knows what will get the tot excited. A big fan of her music class, JuJu can expect to fill her toy box with gifts that will have her tickling the ivories in no time! Other items include: Stella McCartney's Days of the Week Organic Grow Set ($93), "These are super cute and will cover us for an entire week." Lazoo plush characters (available in Babies R Us stores), "I love this entire line! The characters are adorable and match the books!" LeapFrog Fridge Farm Magnetic Animal Set ($15), "Not only will she love the songs, but it will keep her occupied in the kitchen while I prepare dinner." Elmo's Play Day Play-a-Sound Book with Plush ($10), "She's already a big Elmo fan, so this is guaranteed to give us a lot of giggles." Schoenhut's My First Piano II ($70), "Music class is one of our favorite activities of the week – so I know she will love this!"
Like any real princess, 4-year-old Katie likes all things sparkly. Her holiday wish list is filled with a lifelike pup, Disney's latest (and last) princess, and a gift her mom and dad know she'll love: Furreal Friends GoGo My Walkin' Pup ($60), "I have two real dogs at home and want one I can take care of myself." Huffy Disney Princess Bike ($90), "My mom and dad want to get this for me, but I'm not so sure about it!" Disney Tangled Rapunzel Costume ($50), "I have long blond hair – just like Rapunzel!" Sketchers Twinkle Toes Shuffles ($45), "I love sparkle on my shoes!" TY Beanie Boos ($6), "I love their big eyes!"
A budding ice hockey star, 5-year-old Evan is readying himself for a hat trick this holiday season with a wish list that combines his love of the ice and video games. Bauer Supreme Junior Ice Hockey Skates ($60): "I'm learning how to play ice hockey, and I need a new pair of skates!" Loopz Game ($32): "I can't wait to have my friends over for a playdate!" Super Scribblenauts ($30): "I love this game because it's fun, but Mommy loves it because I'm learning things. It keeps me busy while waiting my turn at the rink." Donkey Kong Country Returns ($50): "I can't wait for this new game to come out! Mommy pre-ordered it, so we're getting a cool banana pouch for my remote as a bonus!" Franklin Sports Hockey Passer Training Set ($36): "So I can practice my shooting and stopping in between lessons!"
David Holdridge may spend his after-school afternoons giving blankets to impoverished tots around the world through his Happy Blankie "one to love, one to give" program, but that doesn't mean he doesn't want a few things of his own. The 10-year-old outdoor enthusiast shared his holiday wish list with us, saying: "I would like a Razor Ripstik ($80), which is kind of like a skateboard, a new fishing box ($14), because I love to fish, and I want a book about birds of prey ($6) like eagles and hawks!
About to turn 3 years old, Carly has her heart set on some of her favorite characters this holiday season. Fisher Price's Dance Star Mickey ($60) is tops on many kids' lists: "This Mickey is so funny . . . I can't wait to try and copy his dance moves!" The Dream Dazzlers So Chic! Salon Stylin Station ($30): "I'm going to make my mommy look so beautiful when we play beauty parlor!" Leapfrog's Tangled Educational Game Cartridge ($18): "I want some games to play on my Leapster while my brother hogs the TV playing Wii!" Mega Bloks Dora's Musical Fiesta ($25): "Dora and dancing are my two favorite things!" Fisher Price Sing-A-Ma-Jigs ($18): "Mommy likes to play with these as much as I do! I want a few so they can sing together."
A 4-year-old sports enthusiast, NYC native Noah's holiday wish list is filled with fast games and fast cars:
The Leapster Explorer Toy Story 3 Cartridge ($19): "It was my favorite movie this year and I want to play games with Woody and Buzz." A Nerf Nite Jam Nerfhoop ($20): "So I can shoot hoops in my room without my mommy yelling at me about bouncing the ball." Madden NFL 11 for Nintendo Wii: ($50) "So I can kick my daddy's butt!" The Lego City Fire Station ($70): "Because I love fire trucks and it looks like fun." A Tabletop Air Hockey Table ($35): "Because it's super cool, right?"