So we realize this is late and it feels like Christmas is tomorrow, but better late than never right? Consider this a guide for all last minute shoppers. Real life has been crazy the past few weeks and we haven't been able to accomplish everything when we want to. Maybe this feeling will morph into some New Year's resolutions... Nevertheless, we are sharing essentially Ro's Christmas list and some of our other favorite baby gifts in case you need some last minute idea for your favorite little ones.
1. Curious George 3 Pack T-Shirts $22 -- Ro is currently obsessed with Curious George, probably because they have a lot in common, so when we stumbled upon these shirts, particularly the "it wasn't me" one, it was a done deal. There is another 3 pack option with different designs.
2. Curious George Jack in the Box $17 -- Ok we know this is probably risky, but it had music and pops, so....
3. Curious George Good Night Board Book $6 -- George's bedtime routine. Might be helpful to little curious monkeys who protest bedtime all of the sudden.
1. Pusheen Plush with Cookie $17 -- I see versions of this cute tabby cat all over and I always think about buying it. Super cute and obviously lots of fun. Can pick between cookie, ice cream, donut and cupcake.
2. Land of Nod Set of 4 Dinos $39 -- beautiful craftsmanship and bright colors. Perfect for a tiny toddler who wants to hold their buddies with one hand.
3. Plush Sloth $29 -- CUTEST thing I think I've ever seen.
4. Lavender Heat Plush Lamb $32 -- This is Ro's best friend. He takes her everywhere and doesn't like to nurse or sleep without her. She has a sachet inside with delicious smelling lavender that can be heated for extra comfort. I think the lavender soothes Ro at night, and I would be scared without our Lamby. There is also a monkey, bunny, frog and elephant.
5. Chimeras Owl & Frog Plushes with Interchangeable Parts $40 -- We bought a similar version (bunny and something else) for Ro for Christmas. We understand he might not be old enough to remove the limbs and switch them around, but he will love trying. This is a fun way to get babies thinking creatively. I'm really excited to see how Ro reacts to this.
1. Scoot Around Wooden Ride on Bike $53 -- Ro received this from his grandparents for his birthday and its perfect for him right now. Not only does he sit on it and scoot around, but he also uses it for climbing purposes and like to set his toys on it. Pus with its wooden look, it is much more attractive then some similar plastic options.
2. Lion Rocker $129 -- This is our big gift to Ro. He loves sitting on a rocker at his grandparents house, but it is a little big for him to use without assistance. This one is big enough that it is a thrill, but small enough that he should be able to do it by himself. PLUS it's so so cute. They have other options, but I thought the lion's mane was tops.
3. Radio Flyer Wagon $95 -- Radio Flyer has a lot of options on Amazon, but this one seemed to have the more retro/original look and wasn't too expensive compared to the modern versions with lots of bells and whistles. This is a great substitute for the stroller when you baby or kid wants to sit upright and have more freedom.
1. Chalk board/dry erase Easel $20 -- This easel is simple but functional. I really like the clean, minimal look and how it could blend into most play spaces. I think this is a bit big for Ro, but it will still be on my radar next year.
2. Cash Register $17 -- This toy cash register comes with play money and credit cards. It's a cute way for kids to learn about money and be creative. When I was little, I regularly ran a restaurant as owner, cook and waitress and my business could have really used this item.
3. 11-Piece Shopping Basket with Food $13 -- This is another toy to encourage interactive and creative play. Plus they are soft and safe.
4. 12-Piece Basic Train Set $10 -- I love this minimal train set. It is a great option for a toddler's first train set because its not too complicated. Additionally, its smaller, so it would be great for more limited spaces.
1. Wooden Xylophone $11 -- Bobby bought this for Ro a few months ago when it he was working on his motor functions. As he has gotten older, he has really gotten the hang of it and clearly likes it. Ro is really fascinated when he realizes he is making the sounds.
2. Hungry Caterpillar Instrument Set $19 -- I love Eric Carle books and hope one day Ro will too. This set combines the beloved caterpillar character and its bright colors and different musical sounds. Perfect for your babe who likes variety.
3. Mozart Jr. Piano $80 -- This is a tiny, 18-key piano, which includes a song book and color key code for learning how to play. It is recommended for 3 and up, but is small and could also be fun for a mature 2 year old.
1. Eric Carle Standing/Nesting Blocks $13 -- These stacking blocks have different animals, letters, numbers, colors and shapes. Fun to stack tall and easy to condense and store.
2. Wooden Geometric Stacking Toy $13 -- This toy has 3 different stacking towers with 3 different types of shaped rings. 25 pieces in all. A pleasant looking and helpful way to learn differential skills.
3. Wooden Hammer Bench $15 -- Kids love to hammer stuff. This provides them with a specific outlet for that energy :)
4. Bead Roller Coaster $10 -- We bought this for Ro's first birthday and it was probably too advanced for him then. He has just recently started playing with this more and understanding how to move the beads around. I think within the next few months, he will be a pro and really love this toy.
1. Baby Nordic Knit Cap $14 on sale! -- This cozy winter hate comes in pink and navy blue. It ties around the chin and is preciousssssss.
2. Fleece Bootie $14 - $25 -- These are the most perfect, cozy baby booties around. They come in multiple colors and sizes. Ro had the brown booties last winter and I was heartbroken when he grew out of them and summer came around. BEHOLD! They also have a gripper version for your toddlers who are on the move.
3. Animal Non-skid Toddler Socks $13 -$17 -- We had a buy Ro a boatload of these non-skid socks once he started walking because our house is old and drafty in the winter. These socks come in a 6 pack with different animals on each sock. They are colorful and fun and, I think, work for boys and girls.
4. Baby Long John PJs in Organic Cotton $19-$38 on sale right now! -- These super soft, long-lasting PJs are AMAZING. We are huge Hanna Andersson fans. These are the best pjs for babies and adults. These long johns come in multiple colors and sizes. Some variations have already sold out so hurry!!
5. Baby Furry Bear Hat $21 -- I mean, can you say no to these little ears?! I don't think I have to say much--soft, cozy and lots of sizes.