Thursday, October 15

Just curious


What will your kiddos be receiving for Christmas this year? I'm working on busy books for our two youngest and an appliqued elephant blanket for Chase but haven't gotten my thoughts farther than that. I'd love to hear what you're buying or making....

16 comments:

Emily said...

I've put lots of thought into it and this is it. I am making my girls (one just turned 3 and the other is 16 months) a hooded bath towel, similiar to this. http://www.sears.com/shc/s/ProductDisplay?partNumber=096L0373000P&storeId=10153&sName=All&psid=FROOGLE01&vName=Gifts&cName=Her&catalogId=12605&sid=IDx20070921x00003a I would just buy them since it's so inexpensive but the website is incorrect and they don't really have any in stock. I tried.

I am also going to make each girl a nice warm blanket for winter personalized to their interests. The store bought baby blankets are too small for adequate coverage and frustrates my oldest.

And lastly we plan to buy a wooden train set for the girls to share. Not a fancy one just the basic track and train.

That's it.

anya* said...

Oh I want to read other comments on this! I am so overwhelmed at the prospect. We need nothing, at all. And no matter what when you x's it by five, well 6 by Christmas, it seems daunting. I just do not want more stuff- nor do we need it..I think scaling down to 3 things per child. But the problem is we started the tradition of new jammies and a book on Christmas Eve- so suddenly it is really 5 gifts....Agh. I really love the Christmas Eve tradition and do not want to give that up. I need help in this area. I would really love to figure it all out in the next handful of weeks though before our new baby comes.

Patton's With Passion said...

I bought these back in August:
http://www.woot.com/Blog/ViewEntry.aspx?Id=8996

Diane said...

Trying to get some used/new books for the kids. Maybe crochet some clothes for dolls. Moving slowly this year.... :O)

Karen said...

Well Hannah, we have bigger kids and they like bigger things but we try to keep it real for Christmas. Actually, we've already given them part of their gift because they both expressed a need for GPS's as they both travel back and forth from school and to other places with friends. They were always borrowing ours.... Glen found some very inexpensive refurbished GPS's and they already have them. I'm not really a maker of Christmas gifts, per se, but I'm gathering a few things at a time that they might need at school.

We really just like being together over the holidays. We do things together when the "kids" come home - making cookies, etc so that we can give other people small gifts. Melissa is the crafty one. I know that she is sewing small clutch/change purses for her friends. She also makes laptop sleeves for the smaller computers like the Net books.

Hannah said...

Sounds great, Emily. I bet my kids would like those towels too.

Anya, I'm with ya. We try to do three things and a stocking but it usually ends up a bit more. We shy away from all the big noisy plastic things and try to make it more about the fun of making things for each other in secret. The kids love that.

Di, love the crocheted doll clothes idea too. I just ate the last slice of your chocolate pie :)

Hannah said...

Patton's, I'm pretty sure Andrew would think that is the best gift ever. I'm slightly scared that I'd be tripping over it always though because he would never want to put it away. I'm going to browse that page some more....

Hailey's Beats and Bits said...

make me think of mine too.blessings!

Jenn Mc said...

"We shy away from all the big noisy plastic things"

We shy away as well but can someone send the memo to friends and family? :)

I'd like to get our 2yr old more WOODEN toys. These will last through him (busy BOY) and our following child(ren).

Karen@CitySeed said...

I am feeling a bit silly that I am not making something. I guess I can't think of anything I can make that would be very appreciated. Is that sad?

For my 4 year old, we're thinking along the lines of building sets, since all he does in his free time is build complicated lego vehicles and make block cities. He is fascinated by robotics, and I already found an Erector Set at Costco where you can build 20 different robotic creations. I think he'll flip. We'll see what else I can come up with in that direction.

For my almost-3 year old, I am a little stuck. I am so hesitant to add to our toy collection, because he has all he needs and more from big brother. There is always books, but he's not the type to like to sit still for more than one story at a time, so I want to do at least one non-book gift. He doesn't like coloring or anything crafty yet. I have to keep thinking.

Karen@CitySeed said...

Okay, I just bought two of those build-a-fort sets from ABC distributing. They ended up being a little over $20 each, including shipping. I showed my husband and I think that he was ready to shed his grown-up suit and crawl through the computer screen to join the kids in the picture.

It will be a hit with both kids. Other than their stockings and a couple books, I think we might be done! I don't know anyone else who isn't just getting the latest fisher-price toy, so this was such a help to me!

amy said...

I have not figured out what to do for my children yet. I did splurge about a month ago when Vision Forum was selling the entire collection of Elsie Dinsmore for 1/2 off. I knew my daughter would be so excited, although it's very hard to save them for Christmas. So far, so good!!

A said...

We do the 3 gifts as well, but with a twist - "stolen" from a friend.
The "G" from "Gold" is for a "Garment" gift, the "M" from "Myrrh" is for a "Mentally Stimulating" (educational) gift, and the "F" from "Frankincense" is for a "Fun" gift.
This year, the Gs and Ms are simple - a hooded fleece and a book each, but the Fs are the big gifts - a barn and some animals for the oldest, a doll house with accessories for the little girl, etc. We do Christmas Eve pajamas, too. Our favorite tradition is reading "The Advent Book" by the Stockmans each night in December. It uses scripture, and if you start at the beginning each night, they have most of the Christmas story memorized by Christmas. (It's a little pricey, but it's gorgeous and so exciting to experience again each year.)

mandi said...

for both kids (age 5 and 3) we are doing wooden archery sets from palumba. i'm going to make a quiver for both for the arrows. i'm so excited! my daughter has been asking for a bow and arrow set forever, so i know she's going to love it!

Della said...

Painted personalized peg doll families and making portable dollhouses for the little girls...homemade stationary and school supplies sets for the older girls, tabletop finger puppet theatres and painted peg doll super heros for the boys and homemade game sets with story dice for most all. We have a lot of kids in our family and I love crafting for them...makes the holidays seem so much warmer and less materialistic.

Ways of Zion said...

We picked up a talking Bible doll for Princess back in the spring, a Bible Quest card game for Magoo last month and some really nice animal toys for Sprout.

They will probiblly get someting from our upcoming trip to Israel (we leave in 5 days) and yes we will be blogging about it...

and a book for Daddy Time. We've done Farmer Boy and Swiss Family Robinson....any ideas?