It's that time of year!.. When everyone goes crazy trying to find the perfect gift for those in their life. I love Christmas and all that it entails. The twinkling lights, Christmas music, candlelight services and gift giving.
Now that I have two little ones of my own (still hard to believe sometimes), I try to look for gifts that offer both fun and function. I have no desire for a ton of little toys, that they will quickly tire of, to litter my floors. Instead, I like to look for items they can use for a long time--things well-made, that will get much use!
Here are a few of my favorites I've found this year:
one- This wall organizer is a great way to free up floor space and encourage little ones to help clean up at the end of the day. Plus, kids LOVE pockets. This allows them to sort their goodies any way they please.
two- This whale rocker is not only adorable and fun, but it also has storage in the back for books and toys. Win-win.
three- This kid-size acrylic desk is a great place to let your little ones' imaginations run wild. Its sleek design doesn't take up much visual space in a room (great for already crowded playrooms or bedrooms) and has a little slot for holding extra books and notepads. Can you tell I like storage? ;)
four- You may have seen this one on our Instagram feed a few weeks ago. Auden got this tee pee for her birthday last month, and it's been a big hit--so much so, that my nephews will be getting one for Christmas! I love that it's a simple canvas so we can change out the look and embellish with colored garland and pendants as we please. And the window is just an added bonus! Plus, this particular tee pee is much less expensive than many others I sourced.
five- These mini tolix-inspired chairs come in 4 colors and will be sure to add a little design flare to your playroom. Honestly, how cute are they?
six- This vintage kitchen will be one of Auden's gifts this Christmas. It too is offered in a variety of colors, many of which that won't clash with your own decor if you plan on having it in the living room like us. It's stylish and well-made, and I can't wait to see my girls spending many hours "cooking" at it!
That's it! I hope I've brought you some new ideas or at least made you think of gift giving in a different way :)