I’ve shared confessions of “terrible gift shopper” in previous posts (notably here and here), so I won’t bore you again with the details. You will notice, however, that the following list is short on toys. My kids don’t play with them. They don’t clean them up. They can’t even think of any to put on their wish list. So I’m okay with not buying them.
Without further ado, I offer you the start of my Christmas shopping list.
How many of you had one during your childhood? My sisters and I did not, but our family friends did and I loved to play with it! I think I might have to get the Fisher Price Classic Changeable Picture Disk Camera for Lola.
This simple picture book looks delightful for young children.
Lists of words? Yes, please! Melissa Sweet is one of my favorite illustrators. Check out this lovely book trailer:
This would be a fun fiction book to pair with the above biography.
For the fantasy-loving child:
If I have to purchase toys, Schleich figures are among my favorites—animals, knights, dragons, fairies, ooh-la-la!!
Several people on my list, young and
old creative adults, are receiving drawing books this year. So many inspirational titles to choose from!
:: 20 Ways to Draw a Tree and 44 Other Nifty Things from Nature: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers
My boys have become huge Andrew Peterson fans. They’ve devoured all four books in his Wingfeather Saga, and they continuously listen to his album Light for the Lost Boy. I think it’s time for a new album to play on repeat.
I have several of these bags, and they are incredibly handy to slip in my purse. Rolled up, they take up little room and weigh almost nothing, and yet they are extremely sturdy and hold an astonishing amount of groceries or books (whenever we have an impromptu library visit). Beautiful, functional, take up no space—perfect.
Because easy, hot, homemade bread. Nothing else to say, right?
[You will notice there are no gifts for men on this list. All of the men in my life are notoriously difficult to buy for.]
What Christmas gifts are you most excited about this year?
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