Archive for tag '2017 holiday toy guide'


Gift Guide: Two Year Olds

Two-year-olds are so much fun! They are still working on their fine motor skills, growing in their imagination and really starting to figure out their personal preferences. Lion recently turned three, so we’ve had an entire year of experience with his favorite toys at age two; Panda will be turning two in January. Between Lion and […]

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23 Unique Gift Ideas for 6 Year Old Girls

Olive’s 6th birthday just passed in October and I shared a a gift guide for 6-year-old girls back then. She’s pretty easy to please when it comes to gifts since her love for stuffed animals and mini toys haven’t waned over the past couple of years. But I scoped out stores like Etsy, Magic Cabin, Hearthsong, Anthropologie, and […]


Gift Guide for 7 Year Old Boys

Since Drake is my oldest, it’s always interesting to see what toys are out there for the older kids. These are some of the ones that perked my interest when I was searching out things to get Drake this year. 1) Seedling Design Your Own Marble Maze – Drake has been getting more into Minecraft recently and […]

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17 Gifts of Experience Ideas

Our kids have way too much stuff. Mr. Dolphin and I have way too much stuff. That’s why this year, we are asking our families, “No Gifts, Please.” We know that our four sets of grandparents are unlikely to abide by that and want to get our kids gifts, including tangible things like toys, books […]


Gift Ideas for an 8 Year Old

Charlie’s 8th birthday is this week so I’ve been thinking about gifts for 8-year-olds for a while now. As he gets older the toy options lessen, so I try to focus more on things that are educational or encourage activity. These are all things that I know he would love! 1) Squigs – Pretty much any […]

Want Need Wear Read 2017

Every year our bloggers share their gift ideas for their kids following the want, need, wear, read guidelines. You can see our past years’ posts here! A G E  < 1  1.5 months Want: Of course baby is too young to have any wants of his own, but I’d love to get him an activity […]


Gift Guide for the Toddler Lego Lover

Lion and Panda are 3 and (almost) 2 and quickly falling in love with Legos. I’m a big fan of Legos because they remind me of my own happy childhood days of building, but also because they’re open-ended toys that promote imagination and creativity. The kids love playing with Legos both in terms of building […]

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