Even though Lily Bird has been with us for seven Christmases now, shopping for her hasn't really gotten any easier. There's just so few things she gets genuinely excited about that we have to think really creatively to come up with some items that might strike her fancy.
And this is the first year I think I've done just that.
I'm excited to share some of what Lily will find under the tree this year in hopes that it will help you with your own child, too.
Let's get started!
Little Lock Box by TAG
There are two reasons I think Lily will like this Little Lock Box. One, she is fascinated with her Dad's tool box and likes flipping all the little compartments open. And two, she likes latches and locks. So this should make her one happy little girl.
If the Little Lock Box is a little too pricey for your budget, try this Deluxe Latches Board by Melissa And Doug.
Lily has some of the motorized gears that work on a flat magnetic board and she enjoys watching them spin. So I'm thinking that lots of spinning gears on a vertical surface might be even more enjoyable.
However, my fridge is not magnetic. So don't tell Ryan but he'll be doing a little DIY this Christmas. I'm finally going to incorporate this idea I saw on Pinterest, the oil drip pan magnet board.
photo courtesy of http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/oil-drip-pan-magnet-boardnic-a-155606
It'll give Bird a nice space to arrange and watch all her gears. Plus, I can occasionally sneak in some fun learning games, too.
I've seen these before but when we were in Virginia for Thanksgiving, a bookstore we visited had one set up in a corner of the bathroom and Lily loved it! The ocean sound and the underwater gentle wave motion projected on the walls makes for a soothing and relaxing environment.
and Hairy Tangle Jr
Both of these fidget type toys would be fun and relaxing for Lily to roll around in her hands and up and down her arms and legs. Of course, her favorite way to enjoy them would be if I bought enough to fill up a tub and let her bury herself in them. Like a ball pit, but better.
We've actually had this swing for a while now but we're finally going to hang it. Yet another DIY project for Ryan. Fun times in the Rush house.
What about you? Have you found the perfect gift for your kiddo this Christmas? I'd love to hear about it. We can all use another good idea or two!