Thea’s little girl gift guide is the easiest to create because she understands everything about Christmas at her age now and is so fun to create Christmas surprises for. We are trying to balance the gifting aspect of Christmas with the idea of slowing down to enjoy the season as a family. We are keeping gifts from Santa down to one with one small one and then a stocking of fun little things that she won’t get tired of in an hour. I’ve mentioned this in my previous posts, but plastic toys tend to get old in our homes quickly. I think they leave less to the imagination whereas wooden toys can really be created into anything that your mind can imagine. Especially wooden blocks that can be used to build towers, castles, or anything you dream of building. I have several plastic-based toys such as Gabby’s Doll House, but I mixed in a few cuter things that aren’t all flashy colors and the next trending toy. She loves those and we get that, but we look for balance.
These have been around for a while and I have always wanted to get one for Thea! They are pricey and I didn’t think she would be as into them in her younger years. I think the older she gets the more she would appreciate them.
I really do love and prefer wooden toys over plastic. The plastic toys come as they are and leave less to the imagination. There is something about wooden sets that gives more room for imagination play and they last longer than the trend of the year.
Thea loves choosing her clothes and feeling girly, but this one is more for me and I hope that she would love it. I think it is the cutest sweater with a ribbon!
Thea LOVES arts and I think this paint mat would be perfect for her craft table. It allows for watercolors and gives them a space to get creative with an easy way to clean up.
She is very into mermaids right now and I think this book is the cutest.
I don’t think I need to say anything more than, how cute?!
I am definitely getting this for her this year. We have a blue one that she loves, but it’s more of a boy chair and her room is so girly. I want to give her a new one for her reading corner because she absolutely loves to read and has shelves full of books in her corner.
She loves all things pink and also loves Candy Land, so I thought this would be a fun find for her bookshelf.
Again, this is just another extremely cute find and Thea loves stickers. It’s a must-have!
We bought this for Thea last year and we love it. We keep it in her room and it makes for a cozy reading and play tent when her friends come over. We used to have lights in there, but they went out, and need to buy a new set to make it feel magical. It is the slightest bit difficult to put together because the cloth is meant to be tight, but that is the only con to it!
I honestly don’t know how many more Gabby Doll House toys we can fit into her room and I try to be intentional with the toys that we buy, I also know that she would love this so it’s on my list of ideas. Plus, it’s super cool, and anything themed Gabby Doll House is cool. We love the show.
Thea loves cool and quirky clothes, plus she thinks mushrooms are weird and cool, so I think she would love this just as much as I would.
How dainty and cute is the cuddle bunny?! Even with the cuddle and kind idea, Thea would love this. It looks so soft and plush which makes it perfect for cuddling.
We have a plastic doctor kit and a wooden one, but I love that this one is a little more girly and comes with a cat-theme piece. Thea loves cats. It’s also silicone which I am all about next to wooden toys.
What do kids want for Christmas 2023?
Crayons, markers, colored pencils, and a drawing pad can foster creativity. Craft kits with everything needed for projects, like jewelry-making or painting, can be a creative outlet.
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Costumes of their favorite characters or just fun dress-up outfits can provide hours of imaginative play.
Age-appropriate puzzles with large pieces and colorful designs help with problem-solving skills.
Simple board games like Candy Land or Chutes and Ladders are great for family game nights.
Picture books and interactive books are excellent for early literacy development.
Toys like a play kitchen, doctor’s kit, or dollhouse can encourage imaginative role-play.
Hand puppets can be used for storytelling and creative play.