April 2011 Moms

Holiday Gifts - What's On Your List?

I know it's early but would love to get some of your preliminary thoughts on your gift list for your April 2011 babies...err..toddlers.

You guys were so helpful in this process last Christmas! Smile

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Re: Holiday Gifts - What's On Your List?

  • I still think of my little guy as a baby! 

    We are heading to the inlaws for Christmas which is a two hour flight away so nothing big (and he recently got a play kitchen so that's kind of an early Christmas present anyway).

    So on Christmas morning LO is getting an Auris wooden stirring xylophone, wooden tea set, eco dough play dough, artist's smock, books, and a Plan Toys push toy. 

    He will get a wooden mixer for his kitchen and a chunky wooden puzzle at home before we leave for Christmas. 

     

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  • Some things on my draft list are:

    Baby chair of some sort.

    Large soft blocks 

    Painting easel and supplies

    FP corn popper

    Leap Frog maracas

    Baby doll stroller

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    I still think of my little guy as a baby! 

    We are heading to the inlaws for Christmas which is a two hour flight away so nothing big (and he recently got a play kitchen so that's kind of an early Christmas present anyway).

    So on Christmas morning LO is getting an Auris wooden stirring xylophone, wooden tea set, eco dough play dough, artist's smock, books, and a Plan Toys push toy. 

    He will get a wooden mixer for his kitchen and a chunky wooden puzzle at home before we leave for Christmas. 

     

    I like the idea of a kitchen set/kitchen supplies.

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  • These are all great ideas... 

    We love the play kitchen and we have a painting easel and it has been a huge hit! There are some great paints that aren't toxic that wash out really easily (even from white). We got some hand me down toys from a girl so LO has a baby stroller and he loves to put a little stuffed animal (his baby) in it and wheel it around the house. FP Corn popper a great idea too - I remember that from when I was a kid!

    Think about the P'Kolino reader chair for your LO for the baby chair...we really like ours.

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    Think about the P'Kolino reader chair for your LO for the baby chair...we really like ours.


    That was the one I was looking at in green! So glad you like it. I like it more than the PB one I thought we might get.


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  • We haven't really decided yet, but we will need to weed out some of the toys that he already has!  One thing we do want to get him is a little workbench and play tools. My husband saw one on sale and really wants to get it for him. I thought it was cute  :)
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    We haven't really decided yet, but we will need to weed out some of the toys that he already has!  One thing we do want to get him is a little workbench and play tools. My husband saw one on sale and really wants to get it for him. I thought it was cute  :)

    So cute! I wonder if they make little toddler hard hats. I can see Andrew rocking one of those. ;)

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  • IKEA table and chairs--hopefully from a grandparent

    PBK Anywhere Chair

    More That's Not My books

    Maybe some FP little people toys

    **Hangs out in thread hoping for some stocking stuffer ideas**

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  • A chair- thanks for the P'Kolino idea! They're at Bed Bath and Beyond for just $49.99!! I looove the Land of Nod chairs, but I don't think we can afford it with the matching ottoman plus the other things we want to get.

    A table and chairs for her to sit at and eat snacks, color, do puzzles etc.. She sits at the 'big kid table' at day care now, so I want one for home. :)

    I thought about jumping on the play kitchen bandwangon. It seems to be "the gift" this year, but I haven't decided yet.

    Some smaller toys, like M&D puzzles and coloring books, which she loves.

    Something musical- not sure what yet.

    I have a ton of things I want to get her, but I really need to sit down and set a budget before I go over the top. Stick out tongue


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    image kestock120:
    We haven't really decided yet, but we will need to weed out some of the toys that he already has!  One thing we do want to get him is a little workbench and play tools. My husband saw one on sale and really wants to get it for him. I thought it was cute  :)

    So cute! I wonder if they make little toddler hard hats. I can see Andrew rocking one of those. ;)

    They totally do! LO goes to a nursery school where they have little hard hats and vests with reflectors on them.
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    A chair- thanks for the P'Kolino idea! They're at Bed Bath and Beyond for just $49.99!! 

    If you can use those 20% off coupons they always have that would be an amazing price for the chair.
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    A chair- thanks for the P'Kolino idea! They're at Bed Bath and Beyond for just $49.99!!

    Ah - awesome! Thanks for the heads up! 

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    A chair- thanks for the P'Kolino idea! They're at Bed Bath and Beyond for just $49.99!! 

    If you can use those 20% off coupons they always have that would be an amazing price for the chair.

    Yes! I need to look for one. Thanks for the reminder. :)


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  • image Gastro:

    We are heading to the inlaws for Christmas which is a two hour flight away so nothing big (and he recently got a play kitchen so that's kind of an early Christmas present anyway).

    I asked the in-laws to get him a little kitchen too. Everytime he is with MIL he points at the stove and says "COOK!" He always wants to be right there while she is making dinner too. She agreed it was a good idea for him. I'm sure his soon-to-be sister will love it eventually too.

    I'm not sure what else to get him. He mostly just wants to play outside with no toys at all...

  • Here's my list:

    Giant dump truck because Liam is obsessed (http://www.amazon.com/John-Deere-Scoop-Dump-Truck/dp/B000UZI26E/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1LG2TFGF4GQLA&coliid=I2DDR5DNCO6ESB) and his little trucks don't push well through the grass ;)

    matchbox cars

    puzzles 

    Little basketball goal

    Grandparents are getting him a ride on tractor and a play kitchen.  

    I've been debating this tower: http://www.amazon.com/Little-Partners-Learning-Tower-Natural/dp/B001ECHXVC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352900787&sr=8-2&keywords=baby+step+tower

    I've heard such great things, but it's so freaking expensive 

  • image Gastro:
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    image kestock120:
    We haven't really decided yet, but we will need to weed out some of the toys that he already has!  One thing we do want to get him is a little workbench and play tools. My husband saw one on sale and really wants to get it for him. I thought it was cute  :)

    So cute! I wonder if they make little toddler hard hats. I can see Andrew rocking one of those. ;)

    They totally do! LO goes to a nursery school where they have little hard hats and vests with reflectors on them.

    Ok, now I'm on a mission to find a hardhat and vest for him  Smile 

  • Grandparents are giving DD a kitchen and the others a picnic table.  We are giving her a wagon, Fisher Price Rock n Roll Tricycle and some doll babies.
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    image Gastro:
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    We haven't really decided yet, but we will need to weed out some of the toys that he already has!  One thing we do want to get him is a little workbench and play tools. My husband saw one on sale and really wants to get it for him. I thought it was cute  :)

    So cute! I wonder if they make little toddler hard hats. I can see Andrew rocking one of those. ;)

    They totally do! LO goes to a nursery school where they have little hard hats and vests with reflectors on them.

    Ok, now I'm on a mission to find a hardhat and vest for him  Smile 



    We found ours at the Dollarama : DS cant get enough of that hat!
  • I honestly fee like we have all of the big stuff from DS - kitchen, art easle, etc. So far we're getting DD the Little People princess castle, some girly puzzles, a princess pop-up tent and a bunch of books. My parents are buying her an Anywhere Chair. For her birthday in April I think we're going to het her a Bitty Baby from American Gir.
     
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    image kestock120:
    We haven't really decided yet, but we will need to weed out some of the toys that he already has!  One thing we do want to get him is a little workbench and play tools. My husband saw one on sale and really wants to get it for him. I thought it was cute  :)

    So cute! I wonder if they make little toddler hard hats. I can see Andrew rocking one of those. ;)

    They totally do! LO goes to a nursery school where they have little hard hats and vests with reflectors on them.

    Ok, now I'm on a mission to find a hardhat and vest for him  Smile 

    We found ours at the Dollarama : DS cant get enough of that hat!
    Yup, I asked today and nursery teacher got them at the dollar store! She also got a firemans hat and fairy wings for girls (or boys if they want them!) there too.
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  • A drum set! We've been debating between a "toy" one and a junior-sized one. Jared works at a music store, so whatever we get will be from there, and we'll only pay cost for it.

    The little 1/16 violins are SOOO cute but definitely for an older kiddo. 

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    A drum set! We've been debating between a "toy" one and a junior-sized one. Jared works at a music store, so whatever we get will be from there, and we'll only pay cost for it.

    The little 1/16 violins are SOOO cute but definitely for an older kiddo. 

     

    That's awesome! Honestly I would go with the junior sized one. He will get more use out of them since he won't outgrow it as quickly and most likely have more fun playing them.

    My husband and I are really into music (he plays lead guitar and I play bass and occasionally the drums when I've had plenty of beer) so we are definitely going to get Jack something music related. He's been obsessed with the bongos lately. 

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    A drum set! We've been debating between a "toy" one and a junior-sized one. Jared works at a music store, so whatever we get will be from there, and we'll only pay cost for it.

    The little 1/16 violins are SOOO cute but definitely for an older kiddo. 

     

    That's awesome! Honestly I would go with the junior sized one. He will get more use out of them since he won't outgrow it as quickly and most likely have more fun playing them.

    My husband and I are really into music (he plays lead guitar and I play bass and occasionally the drums when I've had plenty of beer) so we are definitely going to get Jack something music related. He's been obsessed with the bongos lately. 

    Thanks so much! He's actually played a few full-sized drum sets pretty well, so I'm guessing the "junior" sized one is in his future :-)

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    A drum set! We've been debating between a "toy" one and a junior-sized one. Jared works at a music store, so whatever we get will be from there, and we'll only pay cost for it.

    The little 1/16 violins are SOOO cute but definitely for an older kiddo. 

     

    That's awesome! Honestly I would go with the junior sized one. He will get more use out of them since he won't outgrow it as quickly and most likely have more fun playing them.

    My husband and I are really into music (he plays lead guitar and I play bass and occasionally the drums when I've had plenty of beer) so we are definitely going to get Jack something music related. He's been obsessed with the bongos lately. 

    Thanks so much! He's actually played a few full-sized drum sets pretty well, so I'm guessing the "junior" sized one is in his future :-)

    That's an awesome gift!

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    image shaindelr:
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    A drum set! We've been debating between a "toy" one and a junior-sized one. Jared works at a music store, so whatever we get will be from there, and we'll only pay cost for it.

    The little 1/16 violins are SOOO cute but definitely for an older kiddo. 

     

    That's awesome! Honestly I would go with the junior sized one. He will get more use out of them since he won't outgrow it as quickly and most likely have more fun playing them.

    My husband and I are really into music (he plays lead guitar and I play bass and occasionally the drums when I've had plenty of beer) so we are definitely going to get Jack something music related. He's been obsessed with the bongos lately. 

    Thanks so much! He's actually played a few full-sized drum sets pretty well, so I'm guessing the "junior" sized one is in his future :-)

    That's an awesome gift!

     

     

    Here he is playing a full-sized one Smile We were setting up the stage for a performance for the college's 50th Birthday, and decided to let him play around. That's "Grandma Margaret" -- the head of the music department and his best buddy -- making sure he doesn't fall off the stool.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151087449293807&set=vb.521563806&type=3&theater

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  • image shaindelr:
    image vilaro:
    image shaindelr:
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    image shaindelr:

    A drum set! We've been debating between a "toy" one and a junior-sized one. Jared works at a music store, so whatever we get will be from there, and we'll only pay cost for it.

    The little 1/16 violins are SOOO cute but definitely for an older kiddo. 

     

    That's awesome! Honestly I would go with the junior sized one. He will get more use out of them since he won't outgrow it as quickly and most likely have more fun playing them.

    My husband and I are really into music (he plays lead guitar and I play bass and occasionally the drums when I've had plenty of beer) so we are definitely going to get Jack something music related. He's been obsessed with the bongos lately. 

    Thanks so much! He's actually played a few full-sized drum sets pretty well, so I'm guessing the "junior" sized one is in his future :-)

    That's an awesome gift!

     

     

    Here he is playing a full-sized one Smile We were setting up the stage for a performance for the college's 50th Birthday, and decided to let him play around. That's "Grandma Margaret" -- the head of the music department and his best buddy -- making sure he doesn't fall off the stool.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151087449293807&set=vb.521563806&type=3&theater

    That is am amaaaazing video! He loves those drums and has such a handle on it all. I'm impressed!

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  • image vilaro:
    image shaindelr:
    image vilaro:
    image shaindelr:
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    image shaindelr:

    A drum set! We've been debating between a "toy" one and a junior-sized one. Jared works at a music store, so whatever we get will be from there, and we'll only pay cost for it.

    The little 1/16 violins are SOOO cute but definitely for an older kiddo. 

     

    That's awesome! Honestly I would go with the junior sized one. He will get more use out of them since he won't outgrow it as quickly and most likely have more fun playing them.

    My husband and I are really into music (he plays lead guitar and I play bass and occasionally the drums when I've had plenty of beer) so we are definitely going to get Jack something music related. He's been obsessed with the bongos lately. 

    Thanks so much! He's actually played a few full-sized drum sets pretty well, so I'm guessing the "junior" sized one is in his future :-)

    That's an awesome gift!

     

     

    Here he is playing a full-sized one Smile We were setting up the stage for a performance for the college's 50th Birthday, and decided to let him play around. That's "Grandma Margaret" -- the head of the music department and his best buddy -- making sure he doesn't fall off the stool.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151087449293807&set=vb.521563806&type=3&theater

    That is am amaaaazing video! He loves those drums and has such a handle on it all. I'm impressed!

    Awwww... Thanks! :-)

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  • image shaindelr:
    image vilaro:
    image shaindelr:
    image SittingOnAMtnTop:
    image shaindelr:

    A drum set! We've been debating between a "toy" one and a junior-sized one. Jared works at a music store, so whatever we get will be from there, and we'll only pay cost for it.

    The little 1/16 violins are SOOO cute but definitely for an older kiddo. 

     

    That's awesome! Honestly I would go with the junior sized one. He will get more use out of them since he won't outgrow it as quickly and most likely have more fun playing them.

    My husband and I are really into music (he plays lead guitar and I play bass and occasionally the drums when I've had plenty of beer) so we are definitely going to get Jack something music related. He's been obsessed with the bongos lately. 

    Thanks so much! He's actually played a few full-sized drum sets pretty well, so I'm guessing the "junior" sized one is in his future :-)

    That's an awesome gift!

     

     

    Here he is playing a full-sized one Smile We were setting up the stage for a performance for the college's 50th Birthday, and decided to let him play around. That's "Grandma Margaret" -- the head of the music department and his best buddy -- making sure he doesn't fall off the stool.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151087449293807&set=vb.521563806&type=3&theater

    Wow, great job on those drums. That is awesome!!

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