Shopping for the Holidays can be so much fun, but they can also be pretty stressful too if you have no clue what to get someone. I love gift giving and tend to go over board, ESPECIALLY when it comes to Christmas gifts for my kids. Whether that stems off of me wanting to give them everything that I couldn’t have as a kid, who knows….I digress…
ANYWAYS! I will never forget what my mom told me before Ava’s first Christmas when I was a single mother working two jobs which was, “Enjoy not spending a lot of money this year, because it only gets more expensive as they get older”. Even though she was right, and everyone around me kept telling me that I shouldn’t buy a lot because she wouldn’t even remember her first Christmas and what she got anyways, I still had to make her first Christmas special with some gifts because lets face it, baby’s first holidays are more for the parents than the baby themselves.
So now comes the question of what do you get for a baby? Depending on the age that they are at on their first holiday, that can be tough. That is why I’ve compiled a list of gift suggestions and reviews for those of you who are stumped like I was 7 years ago with my first-born .
Babies really don’t need a lot of toys. Basically they can get enjoyment out of mostly anything around them. I just watched Kya throw a bunch of gooey smiles to the ceiling fan just a few minutes ago, and for weeks my son’s favorite toy as a 6 month old was a ball that was actually meant to be a dog toy. So when it comes to toys, unless they are over 9-10 months, they really don’t need anything fancy, and just like clothing, they will be fast to outgrow the toys too! With that being said, here are three simple and affordable gift ideas for the younger babies in your life.
When Sarah over at Bad Daddy Rattles sent me this teething rattle for Kya, I instantly fell in love. I’m a sucker for natural woods, and even more so for small businesses. These rattles are not only made from non-toxicdomestic and exotic hard woods that are safe for your baby, but they are easy to grip, have a wonderfully non-obnoxious rattle sound to them, and they are absolutely beautiful. I have mine stuck in my diaper bad and already I can distract Kya with it for a few minutes when she goes stir crazy in her car seat at 2 months old. Continue reading