For the first time in the history of forever, I have 95% of my Christmas shopping done...and wrapped! Don't ask me what got into me, I'm usually the BIGGEST procrastinator - this is so out of character. ;) Ha! Anyway, I spent a lot of time thinking about gifts for the girls - I didn't want to just get a bunch of junk. I've been thinking about some of the girls favorite toys and thought I'd share them here with you! These are their most loved, most used toys, and have been well worth every penny. A lot of them we found at yard sales or on major sale - the best way to shop in my opinion. :) Here are seven toys my girls LOVE:
Play Kitchen: I found ours at a yard sale for a killer deal and it has probably been our best purchase to date! Not only is the kitchen adorable (seriously!), but Ellie loves to play with it! Over the years we've lost some food, so I wouldn't mind adding that to our Christmas list. THIS one is similar to ours and THIS one is equally adorable!
Little People: MOST USED TOY, EVER. We seriously adore Little People! We have a few different sets, like the Princesses, the Fun Park (similar), the Nativity and the Happy Sounds House, which all get used pretty much everyday. Both my girls love them! A close contender are these Magiclip Princesses - Ellie got them for her birthday over a year ago and they're still her very favorite.
Scooter: If you need a personal trainer, put your toddler on a scooter. You'll get a gooood workout chasing after them as they speed around the block! ;) THIS scooter has proven it's weight in gold, Ellie loves it and now Addie does, too. It rides super smooth and has held up over the years fabulously well!
Doll Stroller: (and baby dolls, of course!) Ellie adored her doll stroller! She had one for years and pushed that thing around all the time. Her's finally bit the dust, so for now, the girls push around our big umbrella stroller (which is far too big and they run into everything, ha!) or beeline for the doll stroller whenever we are over at their cousin's house. I have good word from Santa that THIS ONE might be in his bag for the girls this year. ;)
Tea Set: This tea set has been in high demand since we got it! It's perfect size for pretend tea parties or real ones with little snacks, and both of my girls love it! Similar one HERE!
Wiggle Cars: We don't actually own THESE, but my parents do! And since we're crashing with them until our house is done, we use their toys on the daily. :) The best part about the wiggle cars is that I can ride them, too! Ellie loves to fly down the driveway with me (and Addie in my lap!) close behind. The girls also ride them through the house a lot!
Train Set: During every trip to Ikea, Ellie would anxiously await the 'kid's section' so she could play with the train table. One Christmas, we decided to pick up a train set, and it has been a favorite ever since! Brian totally wins at making the tracks look awesome - mine just look like a big circle. ;)
Other close contenders: Duplo Legos, books, and their indoor slide and swing . :)
What do your kids LOVE to play with? I'd love to hear your ideas!