It’s that time of year again! The lights are shining brightly on the trees displayed in the front window of your home. The smell of Christmas baking fills your neighborhood. The ugly Christmas sweater from last year is once again making a reappearance for the obligatory Christmas party you have to attend. It’s a magical time of year.
Until you shop for Christmas presents.
My goal this year was to try and accomplish as much shopping as I could before the Christmas rush began (this is typically after the American thanksgiving and Black Friday). I did my shopping in a combination of online and in store shopping. I prefer to feel the product and see it in person before purchasing it, but sometimes it’s hard, especially when you have a toddler who tags along almost everywhere.
This year for Christmas, I shopped for an almost three year old girl and an almost six month old son. The things I purchased were purchase by me, and there were no affiliate links used.
She was the most fun to shop for. My daughter is a bundle of energy and she now has clear interests, likes and dislikes. My goal was to purchase gifts that she really wanted, along with a few fun surprises that were a bit out of the box so to speak.
Elsa’s Enchanted Castle
This toy is the ONLY thing my daughter asked Santa for this year. The toy is made by Fisher Price, and it retails for around $50. The castle comes with two characters: Elsa and Olaf. The castle itself features a magical staircase, growing snowflake tower, swift slide and an endless supply of a few bars of the hit song “Let It Go.” It lights up and makes different noises when each separate button is pushed. My daughter is huge into the movie Frozen right now, so I know this toy is going to be a huge hit.
This Little People toy accompanies the Elsa castle. It retails for around $25. It features a blue sleigh with room for four Little People characters to ride. With the sleigh comes Kristoff, Anna and Sven the reindeer. There is a little lantern on the side that lights up, as well as three wheels to help guide it along the floor.
Walmart had a “pre Black Friday” sale on their princess dolls, and I was able to snap up Elsa for $6.94. She is the same size as a Barbie doll and features her signature light blue sparkly dress and braided blond hair.
Paw Patrol Original – Rocky
Green means go! My daughter still enjoys Paw Patrol although her interest in it is slowly fading. Luckily she will have a little brother to benefit from all the toys and clothing she will outgrow! She has most of the little toy cars with removable characters, but she was missing Rocky. It retails for around $15, but I purchased it during a pre Black Friday sale for $6.94.
Play Doh Kitchen Creations Sprinkle Cookie Surprise
This set offers five separate Play Doh containers of varying colors to create the most perfect cookies. The kit also features a decorative cookie tray to hold the creations and some accessories. She loves to play with food of all kinds so I know she will love this.
Paw Patrol Stocker Set
With over 1000 stickers, this set is sure to please every Paw Patrol fan. It comes with a little sticker pad so your artist can look at their handy work over and over again. It was a bargain at $3.99.
Melissa and Doug Food Stickers
This large sticker book gives a child the opportunity to create a variety of different meals by using stickers and provided dinnerware sticker pages. My foodie is going to absolutely love this.
My daughter’s other current obsession is unicorns. She loves anything with a unicorn pattern. She’s currently outgrowing her favourite pair of Carter’s unicorn pants so I figured I’d replace them. Not only were they on clearance, I managed to find a matching top which was also on clearance. Score!
These two books were both from dollar stores. One is a paint with water book, and the other is an activity book surrounding different things you would find around the house. I’m excited for her to see them.
Her stocking is filled with an assortment of fun goodies. They range from treats to art supplies. Here is what is in my daughter’s stocking:
- Frozen watercolor paint set
- Frozen socks (one Anna pair, one Elsa pair)
- PJ Masks lift the flap board book
- Lisa Frank stickers
- Frozen costume jewelry
- Hershey kisses
- Two three packs of hair bows: one My Little Pony and one Frozen
- Frozen lip smacker
- Peppa pig toothpaste and toothbrushes
- Hair elastics
- Melissa and Doug stamp set
- Frozen microphone
I hope she is excited about all her gifts, and I can’t wait to see her reaction Christmas morning. What are your children receiving for Christmas? Let me know below!