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Holiday Gift Guide for Kids 2020

holiday gift guide for kids 2020

The first of my holiday gift guides is here, and to kick it off, we’re starting with the kids!

Typically, I love to gift experiences, but since we’re all staying home more, this year’s gift guide is a roundup of some of my favorite toys and activities for kids. Click the links or photos to shop!

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Holiday Gift Guide for Kids 2020

Rainbow Rocker This is perfect for kids ages 9months-5years old. We were just gifted one and it’s great for when the littles need to get their energy out!

rainbow rocker

Bounce Houseset it up in the lawn or in the basement during the winter months. This was a lifesaver for us this summer and we plan on using all winter too!

bounce house

Pickler Triangle playset Can’t go to the playground? No problem. Set up this baby right in your house. Another great Montessori toy. Santa is getting this for the boys this year.

pickler triangle gift guide for kids

 

Kinetic Sand one of the sensory activities I love because it doesn’t make a mess.

kinetic sand gift guide for kids

Quiet Busy Book a soft book with over 10 activities to keep those little hands busy

busy book gift guide for kids

Light Bright I loved mine when I was little and would play for hours.

lite brite amazon gift guide for kids

 

Tot Tube Playset this is a very simple concept but I think the boys would have fun for hours.

tot tube playset gift guide for kids

 

Poke a Dot Books interactive books to help develop language skills

poke a dot books gift guide for kids

Colorama kits we were just gifted some of these and they are absolutely adorable! There are several themed boxes to choose from including unicorns, rainbows, monster trucks, dinos, the beach, etc. Plus, it’s a mama run small biz!

colorama - holiday gift guide for kids

 

 

Sago mini pillow playset several different themed play ideas.

sago pillow playset gift guide for kids

Melissa and Doug lacing cards great for developing fine motor skills.

Melissa and doug lacing cards - gift guide for kids

 

Osmo – this is one time I don’t mind when the kids want screen time. Hands on educational games!

osmo holiday gift guide for kids

 

Play Excavator works in the sand, dirt and snow! We go to a local farm every fall that has these and they are the boy’s favorite!

play excavator - holiday gift guide for kids

 

 

Cinemood – Create your own little at home movie theater. This is another awesome idea! Comes with Disney e-books and you can also stream all your favorites like Netflix, Hulu and Prime Video.

cinemood gift guide for kids

Check out my other 2020 Gift Guides!

Gift Guide for Her

holiday gift guide for her 2020

 

Gift Guide for Him

holiday gift guide for him 2020

2 In Christmas/ kids

12 Days of Christmas

12 days of Christmas ideas

This year I’m starting a new tradition for the holiday season – The 12 Days of Christmas. I have so many awesome memories of how my parents made the holidays magical for us growing up and I want to do the same for my boys. So this year, the 12 days leading up to Christmas, we are going to do something fun and festive every day.

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Below I’m sharing how we are implementing The 12 Days of Christmas. Now the goal is just to have fun and make memories with your little ones, not to add more stress to your already full plate. You can be as simple or as creative as you want.

How to plan your 12 days of Christmas

1.)  First, think of 12 fun activities that you want to do with your kids.

If you’re in need of ideas, check out our holiday bucket list below. 

Christmas bucket list

 

2.) Write those ideas down or type them up on 12 separate pieces of paper.

3.) Next I got 12 boxes in varying sizes from Michael’s and placed a piece of each paper with an idea in each box. Then I wrapped them like presents.

4.) I numbered 12 gift tags and put them on each corresponding gift box and placed them under the tree.

 

How it works:

Starting on December 13th, each day leading up to Christmas we will open one of the gifts and do the activity inside. That’s it! It’s all about having fun with your kids and giving them something they will remember in years to come.

 

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12 days of Christmas ideas