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Our family is calling for a gift 'wish list' from ds (already).

I'm hoping to get ideas from you mamas/share ideas with each other...
What kinds of things will you suggest as gifts for your toddlers, should your family ask? Or, what would you like to get for them yourself?
Or, what do your kids just love, that you'd recommend to other parents?
Please include age ranges....

Thank you in advance for sharing!!
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what a cool thread


I'm going to make ds a waldorf doll (I better order the kit soon as I've never made a doll before). He also needs a play "stove" and some pots and pans--although I may get those before x-mas...

Also, my DREAM is to buy him some wooden animals--like a farm set from Nova Natural's catalog (what gorgeous stuff, sigh)...
 

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My son will be 31 months in December.

Here is what I will put on his wishlist:

* Books!
He loves to "read". Hopefully I will get him/someone will get him some cool books with pictures of airplanes..


*Cookwear.
He loves to cook me meals.... Mostly egg.


*Winterclothes.
The winter here is long.... And cold...

*Some sort of tool kit.
He loves to help his daddy around the house.

Cool thread!
 

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Kailey goes through phases of liking things, so what she likes now may not be what she likes in December, and that may not be what she likes in February!


Right now she loves baby dolls, and clothing, anything she can push, she loves swinging, and blocks of all shapes and sizes.

I would love for family to stay away from the battery operated things, as she gets bored with them quickly.
 

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I'm planning to get dd:

a fairy calendar (she digs fairies and I like the idea of having a new picture every month),

some good instruments (we have a couple plastic ones, and I've seen some better ones that I really like),

I'm making her an apron and potholders,

books, of course!

I'd love to make a Waldorf doll but not sure I'll have time.

She'll be 3 right in the beginning of January.

Last year she got (for Christmas and Birthday) -

Dollhouse

play kitchen

books

tempra paints and smock and easel (my old one!)

Little People bus and fire truck

clothes from grandparents

a GREAT rocking horse.

That said - we make a specific and detailed list, including examples of what we mean when we say "rocking horse" for grandparents and aunts and uncles. If she needs something, we ask for it. Makes everyone's holidays easier.
 

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My 4 yo wants a wooden horse stable and horses.

And one of those magnetic fish poles and fish for the bathtub.

For my 19 month-old- I really don't know!!!!
 

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Keep the great ideas coming, mamas!

Hey, puppytails-- does Nova Natural have a website?

Thank you, everyone!

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I'm probably going to ask my inlaws to get dd a nice wooden train set and ask my dad to build a table with storage for it to sit on.

I've already bought a wooden "build your own" pizza set and a classic pooh magnet play set. I may keep my eye out for some good quality play food too. And I'm going to start a wish list for books on Amazon for other relatives to buy from.

I probably won't buy anything for the new baby--grandparents will likely take care of that. Not that she'll notice anyway at 2 1/2-3 months.

peace, Beth
 

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So far I have bought DS a wooden food set (velcro that you can cut apart) and a toddler tape player. I receved some tapes and books in a trade, and will seek out some more tapes for him to play with.

I am considering getting him a My First Leappad, but worry whether he will like it for the $$$. We shall see.

DS' family tends to buy cheaply made, loud and obnoxious toys for him. So we try to steer them into a simpler direction. I think we are going to ask them to get him a suitcase to hold and organize his matchbox cars. Simple enough, right?

I would like to get him some more food and dishes, too. And a dream would be a playhouse!

Jenn & Ben 2.5
 

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Can I ask what went wrong with Magic Cabin? I've only gotten one or two things from them ever and didn't have problems myself, but it's always good to know....
 

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Owen will be around 30 months and he's getting:

-wooden train set (from Target, 120 pcs, $40 I think)
-Baby Neptune DVD
-Baby Galileo DVD

random stuff I have been buying all year (a rug for his room, some shirts, shoes...)

...and a baby brother or baby sister!
 

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DD is 25 months. SHe will be getting some more of the Fisher Price Loving Family Sweet Streets (smaller than the original loving family dolls) doll houses. SHe got some for her birthday last month and LOVES them. They are the perfect size for taking to fmaily or friends houses.
 

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since I"m a single mom, I live by what my parents buy Madyson for christmas and her birthday and whatever. she's going to be asking for:

clothing
books
household items(to mimic mommy's cleaning)
child-sized wooden table and chairs
bureau for her clothign for her room
wooden toybox

She's spoiled by her Grandma, so there isn't too much she really needs. it's keeping the plastic and battery-run toys out of the house that makes me crazy. We have a huge family and they don't understand why I don't want batteries and plastic and it makes me insane!!! Anyone with any ideas on gently dealing with this, let me know!
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it's keeping the plastic and battery-run toys out of the house that makes me crazy. We have a huge family and they don't understand why I don't want batteries and plastic and it makes me insane!!! Anyone with any ideas on gently dealing with this, let me know!
Meg
The way we deal with this is to ask for people to only give the kids books or clothes. I know that elimates getting any toys, but it was the only way we could think of!
 

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Thanks, Puppytails! They DO have nice stuff! A bit too spendy for our budget, but very nice.
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Originally posted by faerybugmady
it's keeping the plastic and battery-run toys out of the house that makes me crazy. We have a huge family and they don't understand why I don't want batteries and plastic and it makes me insane!!!
Meg
I am about ready to tackle this one. I will be posting a very polite email, thanking all for the past gifts, and then explaining that we are phasing out plastic/electric and embracing wood/cloth toys. I may include a web site about this, i may not. I will definetly be including web sites where to purchase wood/cloth toys.
We too depend on our family for much of DD's "stuff" so it is really important for us to communicate our wants to our families, and hope that they respect them.
I posted this thread to help me with web sites. http://216.92.20.151/discussions/sho...threadid=86288

 
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