With Christmas rapidly approaching (yes as of the date of publication there are only 61 days to go!) we are focusing on making Christmas as convenient and streamlined as possible.
Thus, I have decided to write a series of posts highlighting some gift ideas for a variety of people in your life. I will also introduce you to some wonderful business, most of them South Australian, and most of them with the convenience of online shopping.
Today we're going to get started with the toddler category - mainly because it is close to home with a 2 year old in our house. Take a look at the great gift ideas below PLUS make sure you visit the websites of each business - I've given you an overview of each at the very end of the post.
Do you have some other suggestions? Please comment below, and who knows, we may have to publish a second toddler post! Enjoy!
Teaching Clock by Pintoy @ From Little Things - $39.95 plus p & h
This Pintoy wooden teaching clock with stand is an excellent educational toy for children learning to tell the time. It has brightly coloured removable numbers and moveable hands.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar 2 Sided Floor Puzzle @ From Little Things- $34 plus p & h
Featuring the popular Eric Carle character, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, this is a 2-sided floor puzzle with 36 pieces, measuring 64cm x 92cm.
Animal Parade - 2D Puzzle @ Brown Button Trading - $16.50
Lots of fun - 12 animals that can be cut out of 9 x 10cm sheets and assembled into your own animal parade. Swedish Design (equals uber cool) - these cardboard animals with a core of plastic foam are a gorgeous gift for little people 3 years and over.
Peek, Seek and Find Bags - by Little Beginnings @ From Little Things - $26.95 plus p & h
Great little fabric sealed bag, filled with beans hiding little things to find! Perfect for keeping fidgety little people happily occupied and encourages quiet time. Peek through the vinyl window, you'll never lose a piece of these puzzles! The helpful velcro detachable list of items is attached to the reverse side so little people know what to look for. Adults or older children can join in the fun by detaching the list and asking the seeker to find the hidden objects Coated in a safe acrylic water-based coating which means they can be wiped clean easily. Size approx 22 x 22cm. From Abbie - this is on our list for Harper!
PersonalisedWooden Name Puzzle - @ TinyMe - $26.95 for 3 letters then $3 per additional letter
Our classic wooden name puzzles were our first ever product and now, over five years and many, many thousands of name puzzles later, they are still one of our most popular products. How about no more lost pieces... a storage box where the integrated slide-in lid becomes the puzzle base! You get the idea. Our name puzzles are about the right mix. A mix of high tech and plain old hard work. A mix of traditional quality and design innovation. A mix of education and fun. Is wood. Is good. From Abbie - we bought this for Harper & her cousins last year. The hilarious thing, they bought her one in return!
Sing-A-Long with Elmo FD - $39.95
Personalised with your child's own name, Elmo & Sesame St characters sing 23 tracks. With over 1650 names to choose from "kids go nuts when they hear their name!"
Indoor Toddler Trike by Pintoy @ From Little Things - $149 plus p & h
Gorgeous Indoor toddler trike with carry-basket in back.
Ribbon Wands @ Sweet Desires - $7.95 ea
Our beautifully handcrafted ribbon wands are fabulous for lots of twirling fun! Great for kids parties, gift add-ons, and stocking fillers for Christmas time. They come in a range of beautiful colours - pink, yellow and bright pink. 30cm wooden stick with a 25mm wide ribbon x 2m long
Rainbow Counting Bean Bags - $30 plus p & h
10 custom made number counting rainbow bean bags all sewn by myself using my trusty Singer sewing machine and by hand. Each bean bag is carefully filled with cannelini beans and the numbers are attached by using applique. They measure approx 9cm wide and approx 1cm deep, a fantastic staple for any child's home the possibilities are endless for hours of imaginative educational fun. They promote active play along with logical thinking as they can be used to help with learning numbers and colours, recognising numbers on a keyboard/calculator, catch, piggy-in-the-middle, stacking towers, throwing into hoops/baskets, adding and subtracting for older children...... the list goes on (see blog post here for inspiration!: http://2plus1dotme2.wordpress.com/2012/07/18/number-bean-bags/)
Imaginabox @ From Little Things - $19.95 plus p& h
The simple, but practical toy that turns any cardboard box into a toy - Oven & Car for sale – perfect for all those unused cardboard boxes this Christmas!
from little things, where you will find all things stylish for the little people in your life. As a family run business with 4 gorgeous children in it, they know just how busy life can be. Their aim is to bring you items they have fallen in love with.
At Sweet Desires, we LOVE parties!!! But we also understand that trying to shop for such occasions with small children in tow can be quite a nightmare! So our mission is to provide you with a one stop shop where you can browse in the leisure of your own home, when your children are tucked up in bed or playing happily, so you can relax with a cuppa and enjoy browsing and planning the party for your special ones.
Brown Button Trading is an opportunity for lovers of exquisite home wares, quality stationery, perfect gifts and stunning jewellery to shop on line. So whether you are currently searching for a gift in your lunch break at your desk, doing a spot of shopping late at night after getting the kids to bed, or in a remote location void of any opportunity to otherwise shop for something special...... thank you for letting me share with you a few of my favourite things xx
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