Sometimes it takes talking to friends and reading friends' blogs to come up with good Christmas gift ideas. I thought I'd share a few ideas of items we are purchasing this year (and a few items that we already love).
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Reading enthusiast~Light Wedge
Last year I didn't get the Light Wedge for Christmas...so I bought it for myself. (By purchasing a color other than black, I bought it for about $15.) Later I also purchased the case because it does scratch very easily. I LOVE this book light!
Little boy who has plenty of trucks and cars and loves diggers~Excavator
We recently ordered this excavator for our three year old son. We fully anticipate him loving it. He recently was given a Hot Wheels jump track that he loves, too.
Little girl who loves to create and wants to do more independently~ Stamp Set
We picked up a Melissa and Doug set filled with butterflies and flowers a while back. Our five year old loves to make little projects, but my time is limited these days with what I can do with her. She'll love the little box and having all the little stamps (and finally her own pad) in one place.
Star Wars enthusiast~books
Actually, I bought two books for my husband...one for the content and the other because he can share the pop-up book with the kids until they are old enough to watch the movies. I picked The Jedi Path based on this review. Then a friend...a librarian friend told me about the pop-up books! She had ten copies in her library because the kids loved them so much! After looking around Amazon a bit and watching the video in the link, I chose Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy. I think he'll really enjoy it. (One book will be for Christmas and the other for his birthday.)
Person who is always cold~ electric blanket
Last year I bought us a king sized electric blanket for $35! (It was a black Friday deal, from Boscov's and made by Sunbeam.) It has dual controls which lets my husband who is always warm and me (never warm) be much more comfortable! I wish we had it YEARS ago! I love it!
Maud Hart Lovelace fan~ more books!
The Betsy-Tacy Treasury was just released. It has the first four books in it...just waiting to be read! In addition to that, Discover Deep Valley: A Guide to Maud Hart Lovelace's Mankato was just released last month! It's available through Minnesota Heritage Publishing.
If you end up clicking through an Amazon link here at LLL, a tiny percent does come back to me at no additional cost to you if you purchase ANY item.
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