Mama in the City since 2008 and blogging since 2009!

Mama in the City: 3rd Annual Holiday Gift Guide

November 25, 2011 // Uncategorized

It’s that time of year again! It’s my 3rd annual Holiday gift guide and I’ve found some good ideas! This year I’m shopping and browsing early and my closet is already stocked with hidden surprises that have yet to be wrapped. Actually, I’ve already run out of room and thought I was being quite savvy by stuffing boxes under the cabinet in my bathroom. Apparently, 3 year olds like to look in bathroom cabinets!

A very posh 7 year old I know will be getting this crafty kit and I’m secretly hoping to be able to do it with her. A girlfriend gave me rave reviews on it and was even using a little jar of lip balm for herself. Kiss Naturals Lip Balm Making Kit will be under our tree this year

Sometimes kids get a lot of ‘stuff’ over the Holidays and the clutter can be maddening for a parent. Especially for those parents without a playroom or a basement. My favourite holiday gift for the kid that either has absolutely everything or has limited space is a cozy set of pyjamas and a book picked out just for them! Pair it with this fun eco flashlight and you’ve put together a lovely pressie to put under the tree. I can already picture them snuggling in their bed and reading books under the covers with their new flashlight.

I’ve got a very imaginative boy and he really loves playing with creative toys and making up stories. When he was around 2 years old he loved playing with play food and he still does! This Green Toys sandwich shop and Pizza Parlour set are a great gift idea for encouraging creative play and they can even be washed up in the dishwasher.

Even though it would be mostly for the mama, I really love to celebrate a baby’s first Christmas with a memento. I’m a fan of special ornaments to mark the occasion and a few were given to me back when Ben was a 4 month old babe on his first Christmas.
I really like this photo frame from Chapters on line shop. I think it can be something sweet to bring out each year as your baby grows up. A special memory!

If we had all the space in the world, Ben might find this Educo Creative Cookery kitchen under the tree at Christmas. I know that he would love it and would play with it regularly. Alas, with a baby coming we are tight on space and instead he gets to play in the real kitchen with his dad when it’s time to cook!

Just to get you started here is a list of links to some of my favourite on line shops for holiday shopping for little ones.

Raspberry Kids

Chapters Indigo


Mastermind Toys

First Annual Holiday Gift Guide
Second Annual Holiday Gift Guide



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Hi! I'm Andrea, a 30 something girl who loves living the downtown lifestyle and didn't want to give it up once I started a family. Mama in the City since 2008 and blogging since 2009!

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