Here are some awesome gift ideas perfect for hippie babies this holiday season.
For hippie babies ages 1-2 years:
These Lamaze books are the best! First and probably most importantly, they are machine washable. The covers are plush and the pages are brightly colored and engaging.
1. In Captain Calimari’s Treasure Hunt, join the pirate calamari as he searches for a treasure in the ocean. He sees a Sparkly Fishy and Sunny Starfish, but none of these creatures are the treasure he seeks. The sweet end rhymes move the story along and at the end we discover a small circular mirror and learn that the treasure we’re seeking is you! Click here to purchase a copy of Captain Calmari’s Treasure Hunt (affiliate link).
2. Peek-a-Boo Forest is a lift-the-flap soft book that allows readers to explore different animals hiding in the forest. Each set of pages begins with a question, for example “Who is hiding behind the spruce?” and the rhyming answer, “Peek-a-boo! It’s the moose!” Not to mention, the flaps crinkle, possibly one of the most engaging features for little L. Click here to purchase a copy of Peek-a-Boo Forest (affiliate link).
3. The V-Tech Sit-to-Stand Learn & Discover Table is great for kids 12 months and older. Each corner of the table has a different, engaging activity. It includes a book with plastic pages to flip, a telephone, a mini piano, along with other beads to spin and buttons to press. The V-Tech activity table teaches letters, numbers and plays music. An added bonus is that the legs of the table may be removed so that hippie kids can play with this on the floor or on a table top. Click here to purchase the V-Tech Sit-to-Stand Learn & Discover Table (affiliate link).
4. Though we don’t have the Flatout Frankie Little Kitchen (little L. is only 6 months old) I saw this at a friend’s house this past weekend. It’s so fun! Imaginative play is so important for little ones. This kitchen is amazing because it is made of cardboard, which is easy to store when not in use. Not to mention, your little one can decorate or color it as he/she pleases. You’ll have to buy pots and pans as well as food separately, but this leaves room for customization.
Click here to purchase the Flatout Frankie Little Kitchen (affiliate link). Some extra cool ideas include, the Melissa and Doug’s Pots and Pans Set as well as food (affiliate links). Or for a budding baker, try the Melissa and Doug cookie baking set (affiliate link).
5. A close friend of mine has a 2-year-old daughter who introduced me to Water Wow, a paint by water reusable booklet. Each booklet has a theme and the pack comes with a refillable wide water pen that is easy to hold. Your child can practice writing using the pen on the page. When the page dries, the drawing disappears and the page returns to its original appearance. This is a great stocking filler or item to keep little ones busy for a break. Some themes include alphabet, animals, and numbers. The picture above attests to how much E. loves this!
Click here to buy Water Wow Activity Books (affiliate link)
6. Shhh… Even though L. is only 6 months, this is going to be her Christmas present. (Don’t tell her!) The Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Activity Center is an intricate network of activities divided into 4 neat quadrants. A super fancy bead maze that is visually stunning. Kids can use it while sitting on the ground, sitting on a bean bag or even standing. Reviews I’ve read say that it’s not sturdy enough to support a little one who is practicing pulling up to stand, however. On the bright side, this looks like the perfect gift for a little one whose grown ups want a break from the loud music and flashing lights of many toys. Click here to purchase The Manhattan Toy Tree Top Adventure Activity Center.