Or rather, books, toys and puzzles.
I love buying gifts for kids. Between my family and my sister-in-law’s, I have six kids to buy for, ranging in age from my nephew at 8 all the way to my baby at almost 5 months.
Books, of course, are always a safe bet. But I also like to give creativity-inspiring and (yes, that’s the homeschooling mom in me talking!) educational gifts. This year, I hit upon the idea of paper dolls for my nieces and these Dover historical dolls make me wish that I were that age again. Heck, I’d still get a kick out of Regency-themed dolls.
I also discovered some cool activity books from Klutz. The Husband picked up a book-that-is-really-a-castle for the Firstborn who is greatly into armor and knights and whacking bad guys with swords.
Can I just say how much cool fun stuff (as opposed to the cheap junky kind) there is out there for kids? Luckily, I’m a miserly frugal person with a self-imposed spending limit or else all the kids in my family would be buried under presents!
How ’bout you? Did you find any gifts that you are impatient to see unwrapped by the recipient?
I’m preparing a hamper for a friend’s parrot. She is the only non-parrot-shelter person I know who has a parrot, and I just found out about it a couple of weeks ago. I even got a cute snowman gift bag to put everything in.
And I need to think of something to send 6-year-old neice. Hopefully Amazon.com will help me.
I’m really excited about Andy’s present, not because it’s something I like, but because I know he will be thrilled to get it. I keep wanting to pull it out and just give it to him already!!
I am excited to see the girls’ presents too!!
I’m excited about this little kid-sized vacuum my sister got her son, given his complete obsession with any and all vacuum cleaners. This is one he can push around himself, and I can’t wait to see what my nephew does with it.
Mariyam, how about paper dolls? 😀
Deb. I hope your nephew retains his enthusiasm for vacuuming when he’s old enough to actually take over the chore! my kids are still wary of mine–probably because they see it so rarely! Heh.