I can’t believe Christmas is less than two weeks away! Anyone else completely behind on shopping or is that just me? I figured I would put a few kids items together in case you needed ideas. I actually sat down with Corbin last night and he gave me a list that is apparently every four year old little boys dream. It was kind of a long one so I’m hoping he is a good boy for Santa and that Santa has plenty of back up and caffeine to get this all checked off. Haha! I’ve added a few of his picks here, along with others.
To be honest, I feel like I always struggle with this season when it comes to gifting. I would love to spoil my child absolutely rotten, but I also want him to know the true meaning of Christmas, why it is we celebrate and to have a giving spirit, instead of it being about a pile of presents. This year I started the giving manger and feel like it represents more of what this season is all about. It comes with a book detailing a specific family and their hope to share the values of giving and having a heart for others. It’s all about serving others and how even the smallest acts of kindness can bring forth a joyful heart and change someone’s day. A manger is included, as well as straw. Each day we serve others, we can add a piece of straw to the manger and eventually once it is filled with straw, we can lay baby Jesus in the manger on Christmas Day. It is our reward for service. I loved this idea because it teaches Corbin to take time for others, care about their needs and serve them when he can. To me, that is what Christmas is about. Serving and loving others like Jesus serves and loves us. You can find it here if interested. https://rstyle.me/n/dde5h9cczhp
Another idea that is a way to serve others that we do each year is we find an angel tree. The tree is usually in your local mall, or that’s where you can find ours if you reside in Lubbock. I let Corbin choose two children off of the tree and we shop for them. It’s a fun tradition we’ve started and hopefully gives two kids each year a more exciting and joyful Christmas. It’s something we do together and look forward to each year.
Now, on to toy ideas for kiddos. Corbin has been wanting the Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage https://rstyle.me/n/ddgujmcczhp that can be found at the link provided. It’s definitely a splurge item but would be a good gift if thats all you gave plus a couple very small items, books, slime, etc.
We’re also going through a Nerf gun phase that I have a feeling isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. This one is under $13. https://rstyle.me/n/ddguxkcczhp
A fun gift for both boys and girls is also this cool web tree swing. It’s under $60 and has great reviews. https://rstyle.me/n/ddgu3ncczhp
Corbin loves tools so I thought this might be a good option for when he’s out “working” and helping his daddy. There are other options for tool sets in this tread as well. https://rstyle.me/n/ddgva5cczhp and https://rstyle.me/n/ddgvdicczhp
Here is also an option for those of you who have children close in age and that like to play together, no matter their gender. Love how retro this looks and it’s gender neutral! https://rstyle.me/n/ddgvg6cczhp
The cutest dollhouse fit for a princess. Love this Hearth and Hand dollhouse and their design and spin pretty much on everything! https://rstyle.me/n/ddgvkvcczhp
Corbin also mentioned this fun mega hauler under $15 for all the hot wheels we’ve accumulated. https://rstyle.me/n/ddgvqxcczhp
Loved this craft table for anyone. It’s gender neutral again, and would be perfect for your littles who enjoy letting their imagination run wild. https://rstyle.me/n/ddgvw9cczhp This table is also awesome and suitable for legos as well. https://rstyle.me/n/ddgvw9cczhp
A fan favorite around here if you’ve watched my stories is the hover board. Corbin started riding it by himself at 2 and he and my husband have so much fun on ours. I found an option under $200, that comes in several colors if you prefer. These things can get pricey, but this is one of the better options I’ve found and we’ve gotten our money out of ours for sure. https://rstyle.me/n/ddgv53cczhp
Take me back to the good old days with the Lite Bright. These things are making a come back and are a hot seller on Amazon right now. It’s also a gift under $15, which makes it hard to say no and is suitable for several age ranges! https://rstyle.me/n/ddgwdjcczhp
If your child loves to build, construct and put things together, this just may be for them. $20 and entertainment for hours with Snap Circuits. https://rstyle.me/n/ddgwhccczhp
Let your little girl play dress up with this cute Disney princess dress up trunk. From Cinderella to Belle, there are four options to choose from, including accessories! https://rstyle.me/n/ddgwkhcczhp
If your kids love ride on toys, this Radio Flyer Ziggle will be a hit. It also comes in pink if you prefer for your girls! Radio Flyer has several great options for riding toys for all ages. Click the link below to see the Ziggle and browse others. https://rstyle.me/n/ddhdi7cczhp
We are readers at our house and Corbin chooses a story each night, so if you’re like us, a personalized children’s book could be a great choice for your littles, or even nieces and nephews. I’ve found these and they are also guaranteed by Christmas! https://rstyle.me/n/ddhdndcczhp
Speaking of personalized gifts, check out these ideas from Pottery Barn. If you have a little one in daycare or even school, monogramed sleeping bags and accessories are so cute and a gift that can be used for the entire year or longer. They are also 30% off right now! Matching pj’s and backpacks are also available. https://rstyle.me/n/ddhdp3cczhp
Set up camp in your very own living room with this cute tent from C&B. Love the cactus theme and that it would also make a great gift for more than one child! https://rstyle.me/n/ddhdtjcczhp
Loved this cute wooden bbq set as well. Corbin has had his eye on this one! https://rstyle.me/n/ddhdurcczhp
For the artist, is this cute easel that would be perfect in any space for both boy and girl. A great joint gift from Santa! https://rstyle.me/n/ddhdvucczhp
Make learning fun with this cute map of the USA by Melissa & Doug. It’s also under $17 and a great tool for Kinder! https://rstyle.me/n/ddhdwzcczhp
Check out this adorable wooden workers bench for kids. https://rstyle.me/n/ddhdxrcczhp
Another amazing place to shop for plush dolls for girls and even boys is https://cuddleandkind.com They give back to kids in need by providing 10 meals per every doll purchased. Love their mission.
Lastly, a toy store that we LOVE and have worked with previously is Rose & Rex. They have a variety of toy options and age ranges for children who love to use their imagination and even have a selection for babies. You can see more on their website here. https://www.roseandrex.com
I hope this list of toys and ideas for Christmas is helpful for you! If you have any questions at all, feel free to send me a message on any of my social platforms or even below in the comments. Happy shopping and Merry Christmas!!!