Phew! How many of you have been doing your Christmas shopping this weekend? We did a bit on Black Friday and I'll be snagging a few things for the kids today.
Both my kids get a ton of gifts and gift cards from our extended family so we tend to keep things pretty simple on the gifts-from-us-and-Santa front. Santa fills the stockings and brings everyone one big (i.e. expensive) gift. Then, mom and dad toss 4-5 gifts under the tree from them.
My kids rarely get toys and electronics outside of their birthdays so we love to splash out a bit during the holidays. I am generally willing to spend up to $200 for their gift from Mr. Claus and between $20-$30 a piece for the gifts from us. I save up all year long for this so it's not such a big hit to the wallet during December.
Here's what we're looking to get Finn this year for Christmas.
Gift Guide for a Two-Year-Old Boy
- 6V Marvel Captain America Toddler Quad: This is Finn's gift from The Big Guy. His sister has a bike and he desperately wants to have a riding toy, too. Since he's not quite coordinated enough to manage a tricycle – this quad is ideal. And the fact that it's “his” superhero (check out the little shield on the front!) is perfection.
- Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Sing Along with Toy: Is your kid a Daniel Tiger fan, too? Finn just loves that furry guy and we sing songs from the show A LOT. To cut down on the time I am expected to drop everything and become a one-woman PBS song show, I'll be getting him this Daniel Tiger karaoke machine.
- Munchkin Bath Fun Bubble Blower: Every night at bath time, we turn on a bubble blower in the tub for the kids. The one we're using now is slowly dying so, since we need a new one anyway… why not give it as a gift?!?! It's that time of year, y'all.
- VTech Spin and Learn Color Flashlight: What is it with penis-wielding humans and their need for flashlights? I mean really. I swear to God, we have like, a dozen all over my house but neither Finn nor my husband can resist getting a new one every couple of months. This one plays music and has different colored lights so, hopefully, it will tamper that flashlights need until summer, at least.
- Sharper Image Turbo Tumbler Remote Control Spinning 360° Rally Car: My little guy loves cars and I think that he's just old enough to really have some fun with this remote control tumbler car. It can handle the hell that will be had at the hands of a toddler and keep on working.
- Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank: At the end of every Story Time that we do at the library every week, the librarians dump out a big bin of toys and let the kids play for a bit. One of the toys is a little treasure chest with plastic “coins” that you put in. Finn loves it so I thought this cute piggy bank version would be fun for while he's home.