As I mentioned in my baby stocking stuffers post, this year I am focusing gifting on a few different categories. I want to give my children things that are useful (for them and us as parents), cozy, creative, and fun/entertaining. For my toddler this year I tailored it to some of his emerging interests like bath time, coloring, and pretend play.
- Bath Crayons. Maddox has been really enjoying bath time, to the point where it’s hard to get him out of there! I want to start rotating his bath toys the way I do with his other toys in the house so I thought bath crayons would be a great addition to his toy rotation to encourage his creative side.
- No Mess Coloring Book. As mentioned above, Max is really starting to enjoy coloring. The no mess imagine ink coloring books are a great option to avoid stubborn clean up and would be great for car rides!
- Molding Clay. He loved playing with the molding clay when we toured the Montessori school, so I found a small pack in the Target Dollar Spot. It’s a wonderful open ended and creative toy.
- Socks. As I mentioned in my baby stocking stuffers we have been going to an indoor play place that requires sock-feet. I realized that we really don’t have any socks that have grips for Max and that he is outgrowing the majority of his socks. The holidays are a great time to stock back up on those basics!
- Crayons. Max has a few set of crayons but this year I wanted to get him some more to continue to encourage coloring and scribbling. It’s wonderful for working on his fine motor skills.
- Baking Set. We got the Ikea Kitchen for his birthday and the Target dollar spot had a lot of wonderful options for small baking/cooking sets. It would also be great to use with the molding clay to encourage pretend and imaginative play!