Time seems to be getting away from me this year. Not only is Little L turning one in just over two weeks, but we are less than a month away from Christmas. Although we did have Little L around for Christmas last year, she was only ten days old, and as newborns do best, she slept through most of it. That means that this year is really the first time that we really get to enjoy a proper family Christmas as a family of four, with both our girls able to have fun and love it all as much as we do. Today's post is all about the gifts that I think are perfect for little ones around their first birthday, just like Little L.
Simply Because it is Christmas
A Letter from Santa
I sneakily added a real seal, stamped with the letter "S" before popping the letter back inside the envelope, to create my own touch of authenticity.
There is nothing cuter than seeing your little ones in a Christmas jumper of some description; and you will not be short of choices when out in town shopping, whether you go to Primark and pick up one from there or to Asda and buy a baby elf jumper like the one that I bought for Little L.
For Learning and Exploring
There are two things about Little L and other children her age that make a toy such as the Fisher Price Princess Mommy Stroll Along Music Walker the perfect gift. One is that she is on her feet, and moving around. She absolutely loves the independence of walking around, and having something to both play with and help support her as she walks will be awesome. Second is that she has taken a keen interest in dolls, just as her sister did at her age. This walker actually includes a doll with it, something I know she will find most wonderful as she won’t have to share it with her sister!
For Adventures and Playtime
Character Play Set
For Meal Times
A Decent Bib
Crockery (although plastic versions are obviously highly recommended...)
Little L inherits everything. Being not only a second child, but also a second girl, means that pretty much everything she gets is a hand me down. Her clothes, her bed, even her hair brush used to be Squidgy’s. Christmas is the perfect time to make sure that she gets something to herself, and as we are trying to encourage the next step of baby led weaning (actually using a plate rather than the high chair tray...) buying a matching bowl and plate makes perfect sense. Paw Patrol always goes down well in our house so we have bought her an Everest bowl and plate that we found in Poundworld. There are so many choices out there, and it doesn’t have to break the bank to buy them their very own set.
It’s not just me that loves Christmas, in fact everyone in my house loves it; whether it is decorating the house or listening to Christmas music. One thing that we always have, as well of course as a Christmas jumper, is a set of Christmas pyjamas. We picked up this adorable little elf suit at our local Asda Living store on a recent shopping trip and it makes me so happy to see Little L wearing it!
Christmas Bed Linen
Lift Flap Books
For more posts about Christmas, visit the Christmas category page. If you have any questions about any of the products included within my gift guide, which I have not covered in this post, feel free to ask in the comments section below.
Disclaimer: I was sent a few of the above items in return for an honest review and inclusion within my gift guide. The review words and opinions are my own. All photos are copyright property of Me Becoming Mum.
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