Shopping for babies is so fun. They get so excited over anything and I just love watching his face light up. Everson is really starting to understand Christmas and he is so pumped for it. He gave me his list as soon as I mentioned it! He wants Santa to bring him trucks, treats and toys. That gives me a lot of creative freedom lol. This year my dream is to build him a playhouse from scratch so I am working on that behind the scenes, so hopefully I find time to pull that off. For now, I am listing all of his gifts that he is getting this year and a few gifts that were a hit last year or for his birthday this past year!
One of his favorite things to get and play with are his ride on cars. We have at least three ride on cars in our living room, hallway and his room at all times. We have another 5 in the backyard and in the garage, Brice is over them haha. I just can’t stop buying them because he loves them so much! The red bike below is super cool because it can be used as a tricycle or you can hide the pedals and use it as a balance bike! The black jeep is our big present this year because we got one from Walmart last year but it didn’t last, it held a charge for like a week! The rollercoaster he has at my mom’s house and it is a big hit! So fun to have for playdates or parties too! I also added a cute outdoor playhouse, swing, an adorable indoor playhouse (fort structure!) and a balance beam! The last one is an amazing bundle deal! It is a bus climber/slide bus and a mini trampoline bundle! (for all the bus obsessed!)
I know a lot of ride on car options but they are so fun! On to the next, toys to play with. Again, we have so many toys but these are his favorite and some that he is getting this year! He loves anything to do with cars so this garage set is super cute! I got a cute little farm set from Home Goods and it is such a hit! He loves having a place to play with all of his animals. This is a cute farm option though! These food sets are perfect for your little one if they love to play pretend in the kitchen! We have the Hearth and Hand play kitchen from Target and then have like 17 food accessories for it. Surprisingly enough he actually uses all of them. This coffee maker dispenses real water! Like so freaking cute! Also, these dress up superheros are such a hit! The Hess truck comes out every year and is one of his FAVORITE toys. My mom has gotten him one every year for Christmas and it is one of his best gifts! The black and decker tool dress up set is my personal favorite because I hope he gets my love for tools! The baby stroller toy and carseat are some of their favorites to play with. They go on “dates” with them and put the baby in it and take it to nana’s house! (haha so realistic)
Now for all the things that I get him so he has stuff to do throughout the year haha. Something you can use all throughout the year, like crafts, books and educational toys. I linked a few of our favorites and some books I got him for this year but I love Marshalls and Home Goods for books too. Pluffle is so fun and it vacuums right up so it is not as messy or sticky as some other sensory materials. That easel is under $20 and has one side for chalk and one for a wipe board and you can add a roll of paper for painting! That is the sensory table that we have and we added the additional bins from ikea that fit inside the table! This is one of my baby must haves! Makes sensory play so much more convenient since the bins sit inside the table rather than on top! Those are some of evie’s favorite montessori style toys that he plays with daily! I love the weather blocks because they can be played with or used for a sensory bin or used as a story prop!
I will be adding as I continue to shop but hope this helps you shopping for your little loved ones! Please leave your comments below or on my instagram page! Would love your feedback or if you have amazing finds that you think I should add to help other mamas out! Happy shopping!! Tag us with your gifts #shoppingwithbrookeandbabies
Also, I know these aren’t toys but every active toddler needs good shoes so christmas is a good time to invest in a good pair!
Edited to Add: These are the presents my Mom is buying for their Christmas presents!
She has the best toys at her house and always buys stuff that he ends up loving and playing with forever! After, four girls she has a lot of experience buying toys!