Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Toddler Christmas Wish List

Our family members are always asking what Carson wants for Christmas.  Last year he got some great gifts that he's still playing with an entire year later!  I wanted to share some of the items from Carson's wish list. We've purchased some ourselves, and given some of the other ideas to Santa and the grandparents!  :)
Note: All products listed below are clickable links!

1.) B. Meowsic Keyboard.  I heard about this through my mommy group and everyone's tots seemed to be addicted.  I'm not a huge cat person (no offense, I'm just allergic) so I wasn't really excited about this keyboard.  It's B. brand which I LOVE so I decided to check it out while it was on sale at Target.  Carson was an instant addict!  As in, I gave him the keyboard to test out and he scream-cried when I tried to put it back on the shelf!  Needless to say it went into our cart and is now "hidden" in his closet until Christmas!

2.) Melissa & Doug Play Food.  This is something we haven't purchased.  I'm not really picky about what type of play food Carson gets, but I've heard such great things about the Melissa and Doug food.  A few of the play cafes we visit have this kind and it seems really sturdy.  I don't want something that's going to crack in half after a few months!

3.)  Baby Einstein Alphabooks.  This is just something I know Carson will love.  It combines his love of books with his love for letters.  (Teacher mom's dream anyone?)  You're probably wondering why I think my 18 month old "loves" letters.  He really does.  I'm not sure why, but one of his favorite toys right now is the LeapFrog Letter Factory Phonics.  He also loves the Phonics Radio and some good old magnetic letters I have from my teaching days.  I'm so excited to give him these books!

4.) Fisher-Price Doodle Pro.  We have a little travel version of this that I found in the Target dollar spot and Carson loves it!  I thought the big version would be fun and would give him a bigger canvas.

5.) Toy Kitchen.  This is our "big gift" for Carson this year.  I got an AMAZING deal.  Ready for me to brag for a second?  I got this kitchen for $38 shipped.  Brand new!  I was on the fence about whether or not I wanted a kitchen for my son.  Not because of gender stereotypes, but because I didn't know if he'd be interested.  I saw this deal and couldn't pass it up.  I figured if he didn't like it, we could sell it.  Well my mom set up my old vintage play kitchen and he's obsessed!  Every time we go over there that's what he runs to first.  I'm so excited for him to have a kitchen of his own!

6.) Contigo Kids Water Bottle.  I have a Contigo water bottle for myself and Carson steals it all. the. time.  I love my own bottle so I figured I would get one for Carson in his own size (and a little less pink than mine)!  ;)  The bottle is great because it doesn't leak (at all) and it has a nice little handle on the top so he can carry it around with one hand.  This will make a great stocking stuffer!

7.) Step2 Little Helper Grocery Cart.  Once we got the deal on the kitchen, I started to envision our playroom.  A kitchen, some play food....then I realized Carson NEEDS a shopping cart!  This is one I passed on to his Grandma.  I gave her links to two: this one and this one.  I know she'll pick a great one!

8.) Little People Lil' Movers School Bus.  This is something I bought a long time ago on Amazon when there was a really random good deal.  Carson LOVES watching the school buses drive by our house to drop off kids every day after school.  Believe it or not, this will be his first ever "Little People" toy.

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  1. My daughter got that magnet drawing board for her birthday and its probably the toy (besides Dolly) that she would grab if the house was on fire! Our list looks pretty similar, pretend play is where it's at!

  2. These are all great choices!! My son actually plays with my daughters doodle board and we also brought up her old kitchen set from the basement and he loves that as well:) I think my son may be getting the little people bus too from my mother-in-law!!