Monday, November 16, 2015

Christmas PJS + Gift Ideas for the Kids Part 1

Every year we have a tradition where my parents treat all the grand kids to Holiday jammies.  We always order them early so the kids can enjoy them for awhile.  Although my kids wear theirs all year long- they love holiday pj's!  Hanna Andersson Pj's are our favorite. The quality is excellent and they wash and wear really well.  Below is what we picked out for this year.  The boys all got blue with Santa Claus and Frances got a red and green zip up pair.

They are cracking up over my photography skills.

I also treated the kids to some slippers.  Sterling had out grown his old ones and Frances never had a pair.  Of course if her big brother was getting a pair she wanted a pair too.  These both light up and the kids love them.  They would make a great Christmas gift too!

and you might have noticed this guy,  Sterling is shark obsessed these days.  We bought this shark over the Summer and the kids love it. 

Melissa and Doug have a great selection of these giant stuffed animals- HERE
These are great gifts to leave out under the tree.  Sterling has already informed me he wants the dolphin and boxer this year.

I wanted to share a few gift ideas for the kids. 
These are all gifts for the most part that we own and love and the kids play with frequently.  I love getting personal recommendations from people about what toys are their kids favorites.  So these below are ours.

I bought this nativity set last year as a treat for the kids from "Fred" our elf.  I set it out Thanksgiving night and they loved it.  It really is such a great nativity set.  I like that it is wooden and kid friendly.

We have a friend who has this and it is so cute.  I put this on Frances Moon's Christmas list. She is a purse lover and I love that you can personalize it.
Sterling got this last year for his Birthday and I can't tell you how many times it has kept him entertained.
This is really cool.  The kids get to build their own remote control creatures. You can create 8 different animals that move.
So true story I saw a kid drawing on one of these at the doctor's office and I asked his mom where it was from thinking it was going to be far more expensive than it was.  I ordered Sterling one and he loves it.  It is great at his age for practicing wririntg and just doodling.

Sterling got these 3 years ago and still loves to play with them.  It is a great activity for the kids to help with color and shape matching.

Frances Moon loves a grocery cart.  We have a plastic that is on its last leg so I ordered her this for a gift from Santa.
This is great for travel or play at home.  Both Sterling and Frances love play houses.  This one is great because it comes with the people and furniture.  You don't have to purchase them separately.
Both my kids love this puzzle.
These are so awesome.  My kids will sit and build with these for a long time.  It is a great way to keep them creative.
This gem reminds me of my childhood. I loved this growing up.  We gave Sterling one last year for Christmas and it was a huge hit.

A few other toy ideas.  All from Nordstrom. 
We have the Simon Game and wood blocks and use them often.  Sterling also has the pirate costume, he loves to dress up.  Nordstrom has such a great toy selection right now.  Don't forget they will price match and offer free shipping.


Thanks to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.


Abby said...

These are wonderful gift suggestions! I have a lot of them on my list already, but a few extras that are perfect! My little guy is 4 and girl is 18 months so your posts are always timely! :)

Kimm said...

That grocery cart is adorable ! And a lite brite is on Olivia's list this year. I loved mine when I was a little girl !!!

Elegant Events said...

Love this post and really love your blog. Great ideas and your kids are adorable!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you shared your gift ideas again this year! Your list definitely helped me last year with buying gifts for our nieces and nephews that are a very similar age to your two cuties. It's a huge help for a me, since I don't have any babies yet and am not really in know when it comes to the the toy-scene these days! Thanks girl! xo

East Coast Chic {Natalie} said...

I'm getting those HA jammies for my boys! I'm slowly starting my xmas shopping this week. I can't believe how fast it will be here.