• Birthday Gift Guide for Littles + A Giveaway

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    Although this was originally intended as a 1st birthday gift guide, I realized that all of these gifts would really work well for kids ages 1-5. I know that Charlie would love any of them (or already does) as much as Calvin. So, I decided that it really is better to call it a Birthday Gift Guide for Littles. These are some of my favorite gift ideas: things Charlie has received in years past, or things Calvin got this year. Toys, puzzles, and books are great in general, but I love a good personalized gift idea! So here are my favorites to help you, plus one lucky reader will win everything for their own little!

    1. Growth Chart from The Land of Nod – every little needs a way to measure they’re growth, and these growth charts from The Land of Nod are adorable! Both of my boys have received them as birthday gifts.
    2. Personalized Book from I See Me – I got Calvin this book for his birthday and it is so cute. It incorporates his whole name, both first and last, into a book about things that go — which is his absolute favorite. I see many many readings of this book in our future.
    3. Birthday Crown from Opposite of Far – I’m pretty much obsessed with all things Opposite of Far, but every 1 year old needs a special birthday crown, don’t you think? And older littles would love her imaginative play masks. I want to start a collection of them for Charlie.
    4. Doll from Sophie & Lili – I’ve been a big fan of the watercolors and dolls from Sophie & Lili for a while (they have dolls for both girls and boys and do custom ones as well). How cute would it be to do a custom doll for your one year old and as they get older their favorite doll is really them as a baby?
    5. Superhero Cape from Pip & Bean – Another must for every little is a superhero cape. I think these are crowd pleasers for both girls and boys, and Pip & Bean makes them work for either one and can customize as well.
    6. Book of Faces from Pinhole Press – a 1st birthday is the perfect time to make your little one a Big Book of Faces from Pinhole Press. Since they are learning to talk, a book of their most important people and even their favorite objects, foods, and things, is a fun way to help them along. It’s also a nice way to incorporate family members who they don’t see all of the time, like a grandparent or uncle who lives far away.
    7. Memory Box from Paloma’s Nest – if you’ve been a reader of this blog for a while, you know how much I love to collect heirlooms from Paloma’s Nest for my family. We add an ornament each year for each of our children, and we also have a memory box for each one to save little treasures like a snippet from their first haircut and their first tooth. Your child might not appreciate it now, but someday this will be an heirloom they will treasure!

    And the best part — one of you will win all of the above: your choice of growth chart from The Land of Nod, a personalized book from I See Me, a crown from Opposite of Far, an in-stock doll from Sophie & Lili, a superhero cape from Pip & Bean, a $75 gift certificate from Pinhole Press, and a memory box from Paloma’s Nest! Enter in the widget below. Giveaway ends on 9/14/15 and the winner will be announced in the widget below. Good luck!

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