Our Baby & Toddler Christmas Gift Guide 2016
I love a Christmas Gift Guide. I've seen a few pop up over the past few weeks and I LOVE them (have I said that already?) I like being nosey and seeing what people are getting their littles for Christmas whilst also:
A: being inspired and filling my head with ideas for Winter and Jonah...
and B: I love a good excuse to indulge in thinking about Christmas!
Bearing those two things in mind, it was inevitable that I would create my own, and this guide, in my opinion is a real corker. Winter's birthday is on December 2nd so this is actually a combined Birthday and Christmas Gift Guide. I didn't want to separate the gifts into either category as all make great gifts for either occasion. I've used the terms Baby AND Toddler as I think that the majority of these gifts cover this age range. I also wanted to say that these are the ACTUAL gifts Winter will be receiving (or has received because I'm rubbish at keeping presents a secret... anyone else like that??) So grab a cuppa and enjoy. I would love to know your thoughts. Once you've read this, please visit our Instagram @mywinterandjonah and let me know if you enjoyed our list!
Winter's Birthday and Christmas Gift List 2016
1. The Sleepyhead Grand from Sleepyheads of Sweden
I've been in love with these since Winter was teeny but wanted to get him the Grand because it fits perfectly inside his cot. Th Sleepyhead Grand is designed for children aged 9-36 months. It is the perfectly transportable and is also a safe, soft place to play, cuddle and have his milk. The quality is superb and I love the chevron fabric. It has bumpers which I'll feel happy using when he moves into his bigger bed and also, we've been using it (yes we're already using it, I couldn't resist) on our bed if Winter sleeps between us, confident that he is protected. Oh, and you can buy different covers too!
2. Light 'n Go Activity Garden Tree House from Little Tikes
Since Winter has started toddling around, it's important that he is kept busy. The Little Tikes Light 'n Go Activity Tree House is perfect for his busy little hands with lots of activities to work around. Winter loves the Magic Lantern - watching the twinkling lights, dancing to the fun music, and collecting fireflies across the floor. It has 80 different activities to keep children busy up to the age of 3.
3. Forest Feast 5 Piece Dinner Set from Love Mae
This gorgeous bamboo dinner set is perfect for Winter to grow into as his appetite grows and he starts using cutlery. I love the design of these. I find the ones in supermarket are always a bit tacky but this is just gorgeous!
5. The Christmas Bear from Pan Macmillan
I love getting the boys books to add to their library, and this is a real treat for Christmas. This lovely board book has lots of flaps to keep Winter busy and is a lovely story too!
6. Bright Beats Dance and Move BeatBo from Fisher Price
Now this is something I'm saving for Christmas Day as I have a feeling the Winter is going to LOVE interacting with this toy. It has 3 modes of play: Dance ‘n Move, Learning and Games and the customisable Sing-Along mode. It has fun music for Winter to bop along to, songs and games, introducing him to letters, colours, counting, music and much more.
8. The Tranquil Turtle from Cloud-b
Cloud B specialise in multi-sensory toys which aid and encourage sleep. The Tranquil Turtle combines light and sound to create a peaceful atmosphere for your. The light on the turtle's back projects blue waves that drift back and forth on the the ceiling whilst playing calming ocean waves or a lullaby. We love it so much that we have it on in our room at bedtime because it's so relaxing to fall asleep to. For a better idea, see the video below.
9. Lumi the Slumber Sloth from Slumberkins
This is our second sloth from Slumberkins and I'm in love with how soft and cuddly they are! If you haven't already heard of Slumberkins, these beautiful Slumber Sloths (and Yetis) have been lovingly created by two Mamas in the Pacific North-West and Lumi is part of their Winter Collection. What makes this gift even more special is that you can now personalise your sloth with your child's name (see photo below) and I know that Winter will cherish him forever.
10. Wooden Activity Workbench Walker from Early Learning Centre
Winter has JUST started walking and with that comes exploring. This toolbench/walker will definitely keep him busy as he pushes is around and discovers all the different activities that surround it. I am comfortable with ELC as I know that their products are good quality as safe for children. The fact that is is wooden too assures me that it will last!
11. Pull Along Toy Ducks from Scandiborn
This sweet wooden toy by Bloomingville is so adorable and classic. I love the simplicity of it and know that Winter will love pulling them along wherever he goes! Available to buy from the gorgeous Scandiborn shop, where you'll find many more gorgeous gifts too!
12. Jersey Ballpit from Mini Maison
Ok, so this requires a little bit of space, but I love the idea of a soft sided ball pit made of jersey material and they look great! I know that Jonah will love this too so it's sort of a combo gift. Available in round or square and a choice of ball colours, I think this will be a great addition to the nursery as well as bringing a lot of fun to the boys.
14. Wooden Activity Kitchen Walker from Early Learning Centre
Similar to the Workbench above, but I love this one too! Winter will be cooking up a storm with this little activity station with its sweet little wooden utensils and food.
15. Baby Christmas Gift Box from Blueberry Boo Kids
Our final addition to this Baby and Toddler Gift List is this lovely baby gift box from Blueberry Boo Kids. I've gone for the baby one but there is also a Children's one AND an Adult version available on the website.
This Christmas treat your little one to our Baby Christmas Gift Box of festive treats including items from Blueberry Boo Kids alongside some gorgeous items from other small businesses.
In the Baby Christmas Gift Box you will recieve:
- Your choice of BBK Christmas T-Shirt or Sleepsuit
- A Christmas Mini Print
- A choice of gorgeous Bibs and Booties Festive Bib (Snowmen or Stags)
- A babies Santa hat (in same size as Tee choice)
- A beautiful Tiny Jax Tree (Green or Monochrome)
Thanks so much for taking the time, please pop over to @mywinterandjonah on Instagram to let me know what you thought!
Stay tuned for our 3 Year Old Christmas Gift Guide coming later on this week!