Christmas shopping fever
I know it’s hard to believe but it’s already time to start thinking about Christmas gifts for your kids. Don’t be afraid if you don’t even know where to start. We are here to help you to choose those special gifts. It’ can be a big surprise for you but I don’t want to talk about toys. I know what you think ‘kids means toys’. And yes it’s true. And we have thousands of toys at our homes and our kids using maybe 10% of them.
Why we should forget about toys
Toys are lovely, educational and creative (which I really love). But our kids have too many of them. They are everywhere. And when I try to donate toys, give them to my friends who have younger kids than my boy, they come back every birthday and holiday. You can’t get rid of them.
This year We’ve decided to show to my son that he can get something else than toys and he can actually enjoy it. Sometimes it’s really good to stop some routines. We should teach our kids how to appreciate all gift they will get.
Non-Toys Christmas Gifts ideas
I know he can be a little bit disappointed in the beginning but when we will show him how awesome are other gifts he will appreciate it. Especially that there is so many to choose.
Own kitchen tools. Our son loves to pretend that he is cooking soups for his teddy bears. Also, he really enjoys to ‘help’ me in the kitchen while I prepare a dinner. So, now he will be using his own kitchen tools and I’m pretty sure he will be more than excited.
A personalised pillow with a name on it –imagine how fun is to sleep upon the pillow with your name every night. Those from Funky Pigeon are the cutest one! My son adores them.
Book with a moral lesson- We love books especially those which can give us a good lesson, we can learn something new, how to behave etc. When you will get that kind of book re-read it with your child and then talk about it. This year I can recommend ‘The adventures of Jenny and Philip. The naughtiest girl in the world’ by Dawn-Maria France. I love this book and my son also enjoys to read it with me. Kids can learn that everyone can change and that parenting love is stronger than anything.
Movies- movie night at home. It’s something that we like to do once in a month (at least). My husband prepares cinema tickets for us and popcorn. I need to say it’s much better than real cinema because we can do breaks whenever we want. This year we will be watching ‘The Grinch‘, ‘The Snowman‘ and ‘Trolls Holiday‘. I need to say that DVD’s are perfect stocking fillers:)
Personalised Santa Sack– I always wanted to have magical Christmas and even more, I wanted it for my son. Personalised Santa sack really helps to make this dream comes true. I can imagine how my son will react to see his gifts in such a lovely sack. I already can’t wait to see it.
Something useful– this year we’ve discovered Klean Kanteen. Klean Kanteen® is a family-owned company on a mission. They introduced the first stainless steel, BPA-free, reusable water bottle in 2004 because they wanted a non-toxic solution to single-use plastic water bottles. Awesome right? But it can be even better because they have a lovely Kid Kanteen range. Their stainless steel kids water bottles and baby bottles are made with safe, BPA-free materials and designed specifically for kids. You can choose a reusable bottle solution for babies, toddlers, little kids and big kids, designed for an easy transition as kids grow up. Choose your kids favourite colour and make their nursery/school lunch more special.
Let your imagination fly– We love to be creative with our son. I’m so happy to see how he is discovering everything and how curious he is. We like sensory activities so this Christmas he will be discovering Slime Baff and Gelli Baff. Everything from Zimpli Kids because their products are 100% safe and boron free. Their Gelli Baff and Slime Baff transform water into goo or slime. Can you see already that excitement on your kid’s faces? Also, you can get for them Snoball play which transforms water into 100% realistic snow that you can mould into snowballs!
Peaceful bedtime– Every parent knows how hard is to put kids to sleep. So, Johnson’s prepared Nightly Bedtime routine pack that helps prepare baby for bed and enhances your bond. It includes little book perfect for bathtime, cute bedtime socks and a variety of Johnson and Johnson ‘bedtime’ range products.
Perfect Gift Set– The Little Rainbows Children’s Gift Box from Halia rose is full of lovely gifts for every unicorn lovers. Inside you will find a lovely Little Rainbow necklace which is made from non-toxic, waterproof & washable silicone so your little one can play outside, dress up and chew it safely! It’a blessing for every teething baby/toddler. Unicorn Apron to keep your little one clean whilst ‘helping’ you in the kitchen:) Wipeable lunch bag to keep tasty snacks in, unicorn notebook for your child’s notes and Pencil & Rubber for creative doodle moments. All those lovely gifts are wrapped in a beautiful box and it’s available on Halia Rose online shop for only £29.99. But we have something special for you. A lovely discount code! With discount code ‘OHMUMMYMIA’ you will get 10% off the entire website!
I hope you will find here a lot of inspirations. Please, Let me know if you are planning to buy toys for your kids or maybe you will change your mind and this year you will go for non-toy gifts.