MODERN MONI HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
It’s that time of the year again and I cannot be more excited!! I am such a BIG gift giver when it comes to the holidays! Honestly, nothing makes me happier than to see the smiles on friends and my family’s faces. I do, however, try my best to keep presents to a minimum for my kids. I’ve attempted different gift tactics in the past, but it always seemed to get a little out of control.
With that being said, one of my girlfriends told me last year about following this simple little rhyme when it comes to gifting her kids: 1 WANT, 1 NEED, 1 WEAR, 1 READ. I think it’s a good way to ensure my kids not only appreciate the 4 things they do get, but it also makes me and *Santa* think about gifting quality things, rather than something that will be thrown out after a year. I also usually put together some wishlist items for grandma and grandpa to help them out with the gift buying process!
1 YEAR OLD GIFT IDEAS- RUSSELL
Russell will be starting daycare in the New Year, so a lot of his gift ideas revolve around lunchboxes and backpacks. Even if your child isn’t starting school, backpacks and little personalized towels, etc are always useful gift ideas!
Hooded bath towel
Digital basketball hoop
Pottery Barn Kids: anywhere chair
Pottery Barn Kids: lunchbox
Pottery Barn Kids: PK backpack
Urban Infant: cot sleeping bag
Goosebumps shop: Naught or nice two piece set
Toy vacuum that works
DK First: Animal Encyclopedia
2 YEAR OLD GIFT IDEAS- CLEMENTINE
Clementine is always in need of clothes and of course her favorite blablakids dolls! I also found this incredible alarm clock to help alert your child when its “time to wake up” so cool! Check out the link!
Pottery Barn Kids Castle Doll House
iloveplum tutu dress
Harlow Jade Overalls and pants
Hooded bath towel
LittleHippo Mella Ready to Rise Alarm Clock
Rainbow tunnel stacking toy
5 YEAR OLD GIFT IDEAS- CHACHA
Chacha is into everything princess, so when she started asking me for a watch for Christmas I took her lead and made it an opportunity to teach her about time and how to read it. This “my first clock” will hopefully teach her how to do that. I also included some useful wearable gifts too.