Tag Archives: Christmas

Unique Gift Ideas For The Toddler Who Has Everything!

Unigue gift ideas for toddler

If you have multiple kids, are you struggling with gift ideas this year? We have two little girls, and feel like our older daughter has everything a girl could possibly need already…Little Sis can share and/or get all the hand me down toys. Why buy anything else?

On the other hand…she can’t live on hand-me-downs her whole life!

Unique gifts for toddler

We’re not planning to go overboard on the number of gifts, or money spent, but we have been searching for some unique gift ideas our 2.5 year old would enjoy. That’s why I was so excited when Uncommon Goods contacted me about doing a post for them. I had heard about the company before, but never realized what a wide variety of awesome gift ideas they had, even for kids!

I also like that Uncommon Goods features many organic, recycled items from small manufactures and artists – but no leather, fur, or feathers. You ‘ll always know no animals were harmed in the making of any of their products. They pay employees a fair wage, and also give back when you shop.

abhor buying the character-of-the-year themed toys no one will care about in a year – or less. My husband and I prefer to buy our kids classic, good quality toys that will stand the test of time. I definitely found that at Uncommon Goods, as well as useful items that are still fun and exciting for a kid to open.

Click here to see all kid items on the site, or keep reading to see some of my favorite finds for toddlers! Scroll all the way to the bottom for links to gifts for the grown ups in your life!

Toddler gift idea plate
I love this Ms. Food Face Plate! What a fun idea! (They also have a Mr. Food plate!)

Search by age, refine your search to toys/apparel/crafts, etc, OR search for only handmade items, items made in the USA, recycled or exclusives.

Check out this personalized rolling pin, handmade in Erie, Pennsylvania!

unique gift ideas toddler rolling pin
My little one loves play-doh, and I’m sure she’d be thrilled to roll out her name! 🙂

My 2.5 year old seems obsessed with anything magnetic. For a year now, she has been playing with wooden magnetic blocks, similar to this robot toy made from sustainably harvested wood. I think he would be a good addition to her stash!

toddler gift idea
The Magbot Magnetic Block Set, good for boys AND girls!

We actually have crayons similar to this already, and my kids play with them as much as they use them for coloring. They stack them, put them on their fingers like claws…and the product description even says you can string these on twine to make a colorful necklace!

Unique gift ideas for toddler
Highly recommend these fun, inexpensive finger crayons! They have been a hit with my two and four year old!

There’s also a Holiday gift guide on the Uncommon Goods blog with “Creative Gifts for Clever Kids”. The collection of sports themed bowls you’ll find there were actually designed by a kid!

kid gift ideas sports fan
What little sports fan wouldn’t love one of these on Christmas morning! So fun!

So if you’re looking to find unique gift ideas for your baby, toddler, mom, sister, friend, dad, or hubby – really, anyone on your gift list! – head to Uncommon Goods and check out the selection of items you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere!

Click here to find unique gifts for women : http://www.uncommongoods.com/gifts/by-recipient/gifts-for-women

Click here to find unique gifts for the guys in your life : http://www.uncommongoods.com/gifts/by-recipient/gifts-for-men

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are totally my own. I am honest to a fault. 😉

The Crafts of Christmas Past

Crafts of Christmas PastWe are mere days away from Thanksgiving, but all I can think of is Christmas!! My One Stop Christmas Shop vendor event I coordinated at my church was this past Friday and it really got me excited for Christmas! The event was very successful- tons of people showed up, and I heard many requests for a repeat event next year! So excited I pulled it off, with the help of my friends! We all got some business exposure and raised $140 for my church building fund with our vendor fees.

My parents are coming down to Kentucky for Thanksgiving for the first time since we moved here…usually we spend it up in Indiana with my husband’s family. Now, with two kids, we are relishing the ease of staying at home for the holidays! Mom and I are going to hit the Black Friday sales, and I can’t wait! I love to get out amongst the crowds and experience the thrill of the hunt!

 

I’m also planning a Christmas craft day with my friends…it will be our 4th annual craft day! It all started with me wanting to make a salt dough handprint ornament for my oldest daughter’s first Christmas. The12071665_980045932066214_774206868_n recipe made a lot of dough, so I invited my friends who had small babies as well. We got together to roll, handprint, and bake the dough, then got together another day (after they dried) to paint them. The next year we did snowmen handprint ornaments, and last year was canvases…I made an angel from my daughter’s footprint for a body and her hands for the wings. It turned out so cute and I think it has been my favorite craft yet! This year, I’m thinking of 2 different crafts- reindeer (foot for the body, hands for antlers) canvas and lightbulb thumbprints around a picture frame, perhaps? I can’t stop pinning cute ideas- check out my Christmas board on Pinterest!

I’m loving this tradition of crafting with friends and being able to see my daughter’s growth year after year!

What are  your Christmas crafts/traditions? I love new ideas and getting inspiration for mommy/daughter fun!