Does the wedding rule apply to wee ones? Once baby debuts, how long does a person have to get their gift into the new bundle of joy's hands? Every so often, I buy an item for an infant and have to go back and purchase something else because they've outgrown it before I ever got the goody over to them. What guideline do you go by?
Twins share a birthday, but should they share every present? People want to be fair when they purchase items for multiples, so they often buy the exact same item for each child or those in coordinating colors or patterns. Does this make things easier for all involved, or is it more practical for gift-givers to choose separate products for each tot as they would for any other age-spaced siblings?
Kids love to stick their heads in cutouts at carnivals and county fairs, but Peaceable Kingdom Press has packaged the concept so you can gift it! The company's fun photo frame set ($5) comes with four stand-up sturdy board frames in body builder, hula girl, rockstar and princess varieties that have slip-in slots for the child's photo. The set also has 42 stickers to personalize the templates. If you're looking for an affordable present for children ages three to seven that will inspire endless creativity without breaking the bank, wrap this item up!
Birthdays come and go and so do the trendy presents. Kidlandia, the company known for their maps, will soon offer gifters the option of giving a lifelong keepsake — a personalized puzzle. Children just log on to the computer site and select a landform, type in their name and birth date along with about 20 other names and then the map is created. The virtual map is free, but the physical puzzle is purchased for $40.
The company recently surprised us with a LilSugar one reflective of all the features on the website, and we had a good time putting it together. The 30-piece puzzle was simple enough for a school-aged child to connect without assistance and a good tool for them to practice reading. Older kids may prefer the more challenging 513 piece one. The puzzles are also large enough so kiddos can have their action figures explore "Avery Island" or swim in "Jack's Sea." The puzzles come in a sturdy tin to keep track of all pieces.
The stork may bring baby, but Bundlelove delivers the goods! Click and ship the perfect customized gift in minutes! The Santa Monica based website offers busy people the opportunity to peruse trendy baby items like Babymel diaper bags, Green to Grow bottles, Trumpette socks and Angel Dear essentials in their pre-packaged bundles. The themed care packages cater to everyone from families welcoming twins (the duo) and those on the go (the jetsetter) to eco-conscious tots (the tree hugger) and the lil bather (the spa diva). But, time is money so saving it is going to cost you. The adorable presents are priced between $85 and $275 and attractively wrapped in a box with ribbon.
When nieces, nephews, godchildren and mama's own offspring are all on the shopping list, the wallet can start to feel abused and overused. Folks who want to be generous this holiday season don't have to go for broke. Check out some of these simple yet adorable presents that are sure to leave a smile on wee ones' faces, but won't leave mama gasping when the credit card statement arrives.
Boys will be boys and these are their toys. From dump trucks to cooking tools to Harley Davidson ride-ons, we're covering the gamut and have highlighted some of this holiday's must-have gadgets for playful young tots. Come check out Lil's top ten gifts for our lovable little lads.
It's always so much fun buying gifts for newborn babies, but just like babies, the gift shopping just keeps getting better as they get older. Perhaps it's the nostalgia that lives in some of the toys or the cleverness of others that leaves me wondering, "Why didn't I think of that?!" Check out our list of gifts that are sure to be a hit with young girls this holiday season.
Ask most grandparents what they want this holiday season and they'll tell you time spent with the next generation. Ask any kid what they want from grandma and grandpa and expect the world. Each family's relationship with grandparents takes on its own form, but mas and pas are known to spoil their little darlings at birthdays, during the holidays and any given day of the week. Take control of the gift giving this holiday season by setting some ground rules and giving them a short list of items your wee ones would love and need. Classic toys like the Radio Flyer Little Red Wagon ($19) allow grandparents to celebrate vintage toys of the past — just don't say "vintage"! — and will be loved for years to come. Here are some other hip holiday suggestions to share.
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Father knows best! Let daddy play Santa and send him out with a list of baby's must haves for the holiday season. Whether he's creative, sporty, brainy, or all the above, papa will get excited for the excellent gift lineup we've prepared for dear old dad. Tots can get physical with pop when they play their new acoustic six-string guitar. If getting in on the act is too much to handle, try sitting back and listening to the tunes crooned by the Juice Box Heroes. Their debut CD ($17), aptly titled "No Sugar Added," is sure to be a hit and will have the whole house jukin' around to "We Are Going to Bake It!" And yes, it's a takeoff of the hit 80s song, "We're Not Gonna Take It." It's just that good. So go 'head dads — shop away!
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