Holiday Gift Giving, Part 1
Do you realize that there are only 46 shopping days left until Christmas? This year has just flown by! Anyway, there is no time like the present (pun intended) to start thinking about gifts and what will be bought. I know there are some who have probably already started their holiday shopping, but I prefer to wait until at least November. Last year I took the Black Friday plunge for the first time and managed to complete all of my kids’ Christmas shopping that day. I woke up at 3am (and I’m NOT a morning person!) and stood in line in the freezing rain at Target to snag some good buys. It was a crazy experience but I totally intended on hitting up the Black Friday sales again this year!
I already have some running lists for the girls. This year they will be getting a few joint gifts and then a few things for each of themselves. Hopefully this will work out nicely and there won’t be too much fighting. They’re at ages where they both want to be playing with the same things or if one has something, the other wants it. I really hope my gift ideas are a hit. Here is a brief list of some of the joint gifts I plan on getting them.
The BIG joint gift will be the Fisher-Price Loving Family Grand Doll House Super Set
Not only does it include the doll house but it also includes furnishings for the kitchen, living room, bedrooms and bathroom. It also includes the mom, dad, big sister, and twin babies. Other furniture is available for the house and this will give me something to suggest to grandparents/aunts/uncles for gifts for the girls. The super set is only available at Toys R Us and is currently $159.99 so hopefully it will go on sale or be a Black Friday deal!
Next up, the Melissa & Doug Baking Cookies Set
Both of the girls really enjoy playing with pretend food, hosting tea parties and bringing me make believe treats. They love the Melissa & Doug cutting food as well as their plastic kitchen food. We’ve played with this set at a friends house and it was a huge hit. I know the girls will love it.
The Disney Princess Dream Castle Ball Pit is next on the list.
Being stuck inside during the winter is going to be rough with my girls. They both love being out and about and will need an outlet for all of their bottled up energy. Hopefully this will do the trick. It’s small enough to keep indoors but can also be used outside. It only comes with 30 balls so I’m sure I’ll have to buy one of those extra 100 ball packs to go with it. It’s a decent size compared to some of the other blow up ball pits I’ve seen.
My list is ever growing (and occasionally changing) so I’ll be posting more of my gift ideas for the girls here and there. Any reviews or opinions on my selections? What are you planning to get your little ones this holiday season?