The holidays come just once a year – and I love nothing more than spoiling the little ones on my list. I spend months thinking of gifts for my nieces and nephews, and now with two little ones of my own it’s only gotten more exciting! While I am a firm believer that L&H would be happy with a box and some tissue paper – like last Christmas – I still can’t stop myself from getting lots of fun goodies for them to enjoy all through the year.
Do you have little ones on your list? Babies, toddlers, kiddos – sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, godchildren, etc? Whoever it is, I’ve pulled together a list of gifts that a range of ages will enjoy. So make that list and check it twice, because it’s time to let the holiday spoiling begin!
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Multiples & Miles’ 2017 Kiddos Holiday Gift Guide:
Tegu Magnetic Blocks – $34
A dear friend bought these for L&H’s 1st birthday and they are ob.sess.ed. These blocks are great in so may ways. First off, they’re wonderful for kids of all ages – L&H love them but also my nephew who’s nearly 5 is a huge fan. The quality is top notch, and they’re naturally safe – made with no lead, no plastic, non-toxic, water-based lacquer finish, and no small parts.
Boogie Boards – $19.99
Perfect for toddlers to tweens, Boogie Boards are basically “smart Etch-a-Sketchs”. Use them to entertain, as scrap paper for homework or jotting down notes, create drawing after drawing, practicing spelling, or keep score for a game – there is no limit to the number of ways these can be useful! When you’re ready for a fresh screen, just press the button and it clears like magic (it’s powered by a 3v watch battery which provides over 50,000 erase cycles….so start scribbling!).
The Original Squeeze Pouch – $15.99
I’ve learned in the past few months – that kids are snack monsters. Is it just mine? L&H are snack obsessed. So to help ebb the flow of crackers, Goldfish, and yogurt melts, I’ve started introducing homemade smoothies into the mix. And what better way then letting your littles enjoy a smoothie, then from their own Squeeze Pouch!? Squeezes are made of durable silicone and 100% toxin-free materials – plus they’re dishwasher safe (top rack) making them welcome in my house (I don’t do hand wash….). They’re a perfect way to give the gift of snacks!!
FindIt – $19.99
If FindIts existed when I was a child, I think there would have been way less backseat fighting between me and my siblings. Perfect for car or plane trips or even playtime at home – FindIt is just what it looks like: a tube full of beads and hidden objects! There are several ways to play, as outlined on the card the tube comes with. It can be as simple as shouting out what you see, or actually searching for objects in the tube. Once you’ve “found” everything – shake it up and start again! FindIt is recommended for ages 3 and up due to the possibility of small pieces should the tube break open, but with adult supervision it really is great for ALL ages.
Bingo – The Buckle Toy – $24.99
The obsession with buckles, zippers, and buttons has begun in our house – L is always playing with the toggles on my coat and H the buckles on the carseats. Bingo The Buckle Toy is the perfect pal to help toddlers learn how to snap, click, zip and more. Plus he’s so happy and friendly looking – who wouldn’t want to befriend him?!
Indoor Snowball Fight – $19.99
Finally! A way to have a snowball fight….any day of the year! Plus this probably is a lot easier than bundling everyone up in their snow gear and boots. 3 inches in diameter and super soft, these are such a fun idea for indoor play on cold, yucky winter days. I can practically hear the squeals of glee from little ones as they send these “snowballs” soaring through the air. These “snowballs” are machine washable and dryable on gentle cycle which will help them stay white as snow.
Swoop Bags – $24 – $48
We’ve all been there. After all the toys have been picked up and put away you decide to venture across the room barefoot….and then, it hits. The STRAY LEGO. And, why does it always seem to make contact RIGHT in the tender part of your arch?! Swoop Bags are the most practical way to store Legos and other toys with tiny pieces. It’s basically the closest thing you can do to rolling up the rug with everything in it! Spread out the SWOOP bag and it becomes the perfect circular playmat to play on – and when it’s time to clean up, pull it closed with the drawstrings! Everything is bundled up inside.
Garnet Hill Boiled Wool Slippers – $28.50 – $48.00
What’s cuter than cute kids in cute slippers? NOTHING. That’s why these Garnet Hill Boiled Wool Slippers – available in both toddler/kid and baby sizes – are a must have. They’ll keep little toes warm on chilly winter days and the fun, whimsical designs are sure to delight every kiddo on your list. These would make a great option for choice for indoor footwear at daycare or preschool!
Bog Boots – starting at $54.95
Bog Boots kind of feel like miracle shoes — they’re 100% waterproof, machine washable, easy to put on, comfortable winter boots. Am I dreaming?! What will I do without all that time and effort I safe not wrestling L&H into too stiff, uncomfortable, bulky winter boots this season!? They come in all sorts of colors and patterns too – my favorite is the dinosaur pattern! So sweet.
Bristle Blocks – $32.98
My mom recently took a set of Bristle Blocks out of her attic for all the grandkids to play with, these are a CLASSIC toy! L&H couldn’t get enough of them along with my nephews, ages 2 and 4.5 years old. There’s so many options for design since the interlocking bristles that stick together at any angle. Not gonna lie, I think L loved how the bristles felt on her gums (HA!). There are different colors, shapes, sizes, etc which results in endless fun. Pair these with a Swoop Bag = instant perfect combo gift!
I hope this has been helpful for finding the perfect gift for the littles on your list. Be sure to check out my other gift guides for runners and non-runners (coming soon!) But before you go, I want to know: What’s on your kiddos’ wish list this year? Anything I MUST buy for L&H or send a nudge to Santa for?!