The 2015 Smarty Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by our favorite local toy store, Toys & Co in Cotswold. Find everything on your child’s wish list and then some at Toys & Co! And guess what? They will wrap every gift BEAUTIFULLY and oh-so-expertly – so you don’t have to pull an all-nighter on Christmas Eve!
This is our BIG week here in Smartyland – our annual holiday gift guide. We divvy ’em up by ages and our Smarty bloggers get to work helping Santa figure out who gets what. To kick off our week of toy guides we’ve asked our “Baby Mama’s” Karly Barker and Jenni Strazzulla to compile a list of some of their family’s favorite toys from years past as well as what they’re getting their tiny tots ages 0-2 this year. Without further ado, let’s get to that shopping list!
My second baby just started crawling and I am quickly realizing how crucial it is to have baby toys around. It seems my three-year-old is not so fond of sharing her big girl toys (shocking, I know). I’ve had a blast perusing some Christmas possibilities and have added these to my list, if we don’t already own them! I am a HUGE believer in buying things right the first time. I’ve learned that just buying what is on sale is usually not the best financial decision, as I usually wind up buying the pricier item later on anyway. Save up those pennies, buy what you really want, and buy less! Those are my toy/product words of wisdom. Hope you find these toys helpful and fun this holiday season. Ho,ho, ho!
We bought this for my daughter just before her second birthday. At first glance it seems a little advance for a 1-2 year old. But she caught on super quickly and zips around like you wouldn’t believe. I’ve had several friends purchase cheaper versions and then later went out and bought these anyway because they are just that great. They steer easily and are very sturdy. Plus, they grow with your child. Here is a tip – buy one for Mom and Dad and make it a family affair – your child will love it.
The transition to a big girl/big boy bed is one of the most talked about changes among toddler moms. We bribed Annie by telling her she could sleep in ANY princess dress – but she couldn’t get out of bed. That was the princess rule. Well, whimsy tails has taken this to a whole new level! Check these out. I can hardly wait to get one for Annie for Christmas. Let them slip into a mermaid or shark tail for the night! Perfect solution and fun gift! Plus, they even have them for their dolls. Does it get any better? Read More →