Kids Holiday Gift Wishlists From Our Friends at Little List

From our friends at Little List

Your kiddos have been dreaming about their holiday lists since the catalogs started pouring in months ago. Which is adorable, but can be very stressful for us parents when it comes to actually buying the gifts! How do you weed through the millions of things on their wishlists to make sure their faces light up when opening gifts?

Enter Little List. Little List makes it easy and fun to create and share a wishlist of the gifts your children want and need. Parents can add anything from any online store to one list and share it anytime someone asks “what should I get your child?” Best of all it keeps track of who bought what, as well as your child’s current sizes and interests.

The app even makes gift suggestions based on your child’s age and preferences. You can visit Little List’s website, or download the app for your iPhone and begin building their holiday wishlists today.

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We’ve created 3 Little List gift guides for kiddos that love imaginary play, creating art & music, and enjoying nostalgic toys we played with as kids.

  • Imagination in Play – For little ones who let their imagination run wild and love playing dress up, making pretend meals or entertaining a captive audience.
  • Crafts & Music – Family jam session under the tree? Budding Picasso? Architect in the making?
  • Classic Retro Toys – Nothing’s more fun than seeing our kids play with and love the same toys we enjoyed as kids!

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Post by Little List, makers of wishlists for kids. Keep track of your children’s wants and needs in an easy to use platform to share with friends and family, or simply help you organize your shopping list for the holiday or your children’s birthday.

Gift Sets Galore

Gift giving can be a daunting task.  Finding the perfect something for that special little one’s birthday or baby shower can be challenging.  Take the guesswork out of gift giving with these amazing gift sets.  These sets provide a little bit for everyone, including infant-safe items that can be used immediately, toddler items that can be introduced once the child grows bigger and even a storage basket for the parents.  Each one is beautifully presented with a ribbon bow, and for a limited time they ship for free.  These gift sets really are the gift that keeps on giving!

1. Nod Baby Gift Sets in Storage Bin

This set contains a plethora of items that can be used immediately, like our adorable chunky crocheted rattles and touchably-soft baby blanket and other items that can be saved for when the child is slightly older, like our wooden book made of maple plywood and finished with a water-based, non-toxic lacquer that is sturdy enough to survive the rough handling of little hands.  The included plush toy is certain to become a special loved item.  Set savings of over $18.

2. Baby Book Gift Sets

Is there any gift more classic than that of books?  Books provide a great way to develop language and critical thinking skills and the CD of our favorite artists provides sing-along opportunities for the whole family!

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3. Nod Baby Gift Set in Canvas Bag

This adorable gift option provides years of entertainment value.  From infant toys to toddler puzzles to classic building blocks, this gift set equips the new mom and new baby with plenty of activities!  Set savings of over $19.

4. Nod Baby Gift Box

What better gift than the official baby gift box?  This fantastic gender-neutral box of goodies is the perfect way to welcome the newest member of the group.  The book, plush toy, and blanket are proven crowd pleasers… we know babies can be a tough crowd!  Set savings of over $12.

By Jayne Mangione

Jayne has a lot of experience with children as a former elementary school teacher and a mom of two kids. In her job as a customer service specialist at Nod, she offers advice to customers on our wide array of products, 90% of which she and her family already own. A Chicago native, she’s mastered multiple seasons, often in one week, while being able to cite 90’s pop culture and musical references at the drop of a hat.  Speaking of hats, ask her about the time she looked like Blossom.

Gift Ideas for Little Kids & Big Kids

Once out of toddlerhood, kids start to understand the world better and ask more critical questions.  Sometimes the questions are so deep and layered that I’m shocked that they are coming out of such a young child.  The wheels in my daughter’s brain never stop turning, and coming up with answers to her detailed questions certainly keeps me on my toes.  When she is not trying to unravel all the mysteries of the world, she is just like every other 6 year old, spending hours upon hours playing with her toys. These are some of her favorites. 

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1. Bowling Lanes: Family fun for everyone. Great indoor or outdoor activity and there is no threat of damage with the soft construction. 

2. Letters Entertain You:  Develops fine motor skills by matching shapes.

3. Rainbow Markers:  There’s nothing like a brand new, fresh set of markers, no matter how old you are.

4. Teepee:  Everyone loves a fort!

5. Off Broadway Puppet Theater:  Storytelling, for both adults and kids.  Provides an escape from a media-soaked environment, and provides family bonding and imagination.

6. Easel:  Art promotes early forms of communication and social and emotional skills.  Providing a child with their own special art space provides a sense of ownership of the process of their art.  From beginning to end, the art is truly theirs!

7. Slipper Chair and Beanbag:  A place of their very own. Even moms and dads can fit on the 40” beanbag.

8. Strum and Get It:  Teaching a child to play an instrument helps memory retention skills, enhances coordination, and teaches persistence.

9. Agnes:  So delicate and special.

By Jayne Mangione

Jayne has a lot of experience with children as a former elementary school teacher and a mom of two kids. In her job as a customer service specialist at Nod, she offers advice to customers on our wide array of products, 90% of which she and her family already own. A Chicago native, she’s mastered multiple seasons, often in one week, while being able to cite 90’s pop culture and musical references at the drop of a hat.  Speaking of hats, ask her about the time she looked like Blossom. 

 

Toddler Gifts

Once your baby transforms into a toddler, the game really changes!  I know my kids were absolutely fascinated by the world around them, and I had to work overtime to keep up with all of their questions.  I always found it helpful to have talking points to help explain why things were the way they were, and we often had long conversations that stemmed from our wide variety of toys.  These are some of the toys that helped my kids develop their ever-growing vocabularies and helped to broaden their horizons. 

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Toddler Gifts:

1. Big Box of Colorful Blocks:  Absolutely Gorgeous. Hand crafted heirloom piece that your grandkid’s grandkids will use.

 2. Curious George In The Box:  SURPRISE!  Great for cause and effect and activating prior knowledge.

3. Crocodile Rocker: Great for developing large motor skills as kids climb up on it and as they demonstrate mastery of balance while they rock back and forth.

4. Nod Blocks:  A CLASSIC! Stimulates children’s minds and offers a variety of developmental activities, from learning the alphabet to understanding the spatial relationships between objects.

5. Nod Chair:  Story Time, Rest Time, Play Time!  Everyone loves a (personalized) space of their own.

6. Rainbow Stacker:  Great for early problem solving development. As the puzzle is built, any piece placed out of order disrupts the triangular shape of the toy, and prompts redirection.  On the other hand, this toy also promotes abstract art when the circles are placed however the child pleases.

7. Gummy Bear Nightlight:  Eases fear of the dark, plus kids can invite it into bed and have a sleepover with it.

8. Personalized Growth Charts:  Personalization makes it extra special; this is a gift that literally grows with your child.

9. Abacus:  Letters + numbers + counting = early literacy skills. Provides consistent repetition, making it perfect for aspiring mathematicians and grammarians alike.

By Jayne Mangione

Jayne has a lot of experience with children as a former elementary school teacher and a mom of two kids. In her job as a customer service specialist at Nod, she offers advice to customers on our wide array of products, 90% of which she and her family already own. A Chicago native, she’s mastered multiple seasons, often in one week, while being able to cite 90’s pop culture and musical references at the drop of a hat.  Speaking of hats, ask her about the time she looked like Blossom.