- more train components for her wooden train set (not Thomas)
- a doll (she specifically asked Santa for one, and has been adamant that he is bringing her babies)
- more play silks
- art supplies (glitter glue, paint, nice art paper - I'm getting ideas from Young At Art by Susan Striker)
- dress up clothes
- doll clothes
- wooden play food
- Olivia books (by Ian Falconer - we have none, surprisingly)
- sewing cards
- art easel (I especially like the one from Melissa and Doug that has clips to hang our art paper from)
- Yummy: Eight Favorite Fairy Tales illustrated by Lucy Cousins - Yes, Lucy Cousins from Maisy fame. I don't care for Maisy, but I love Cousins' style. She has the best Mother Goose book I've ever seen, but it's unfortunately out-of-print. This fairy tale book is new and I can't wait to see it in person.
- original Memory game
- family memory game (with family photos)
- handmade blocks (really, I will eventually finish these)
- Olivia quilt (I bought the fabric in June, cut it out several weeks ago - doubt I'll finish by Christmas)
- sock monkey (handmade, of course)
- little red wagon
- wooden play kitchen
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Gift Ideas for my Todder, 2009 edition
This time last year, I posted my idea list of things I thought would make good gifts for my daughter Abigail. It's getting to be that time of year, so I'm planning once again for Christmas (and her birthday coming in January). You can find my ideas for last year here.
Last year I was very ambitious, and listed all sorts of handmade things I wanted to make for her. I still haven't completed most of them. And while I have lots of ideas still, I know I'm running out of time. Hopefully some of my thoughts on what we believe will make good gifts for our almost-three-year old will give you some ideas for any toddlers you know.
Of course, she won't get all of this. These are just some of my thoughts as we've made the list of things we want to give her and given suggestions to our loved ones who ask. I really would like to finish the quilt, but after my pot fiasco, I'm worried about running my sewing machine!
What kinds of things are you considering this year for your children or children you know?