I’ve asked for gift idea help on twitter and A’Dell posted her gift list for her kids and I thought it was interesting and helpful so I’m posting mine here.
We typically do the want/need/wear/read categories for gifts but cut that back this year to just wear and read because when you add in gifts from siblings and Santa and family it was just TOO MUCH. So, here’s what they are getting…
(Editor’s note: Amazon pricing is drunk as these prices are not what I paid. Photo sources: LandsEnd.com, HM.com, Amazon.com and lakeshorelearning.com. Links are not affiliate links).
Matilda, age 8:
Wear – flannel swim team pants, 2 long sleeved tees, another version of her favorite dress, and one Harry Potter tee I picked up on clearance somewhere a while ago.
From Madman – Crayola Melt ‘N Mold Factory
From Santa – Crayola Maker Maker and a Chatster Interactive Doll (OMG, I’m scared of this thing). She also got an early visit from the big guy who brought her tickets to the Nutcracker.
In her stocking- hair chalk (as suggested by Marianne), and I’ll pick up some things from World Market.
On her wish-list given to my family: swim team warm ups, DohVinci kit, Charmazing kit, and Crayola Virtual Design Pro (apparently Crayola’s marketing team did a terrific job with the 8 year old audience this year)
Matthew, age 4.5:
Wear – 3 long sleeved tees and shark socks
Read – I went nontraditional here and instead of books got him some letter and number cards from Lakeshore Learning since he needs to work on those
From Matilda – LEGO Junior Fire Emergency
From Santa – Gears! Gears! Gears! and LEGO Junior Police
Stocking – 2 Switch and Go Dinos, and coloring books (thank you 60% off Cartwheel discount!)
On his wish-list given to my family: any LEGO Junior sets (do you see a theme here?), MagForms, an Avenger hoodie, any Transformer.
Are you done shopping? Any exciting gifts this year?