Holiday Gift Guide '09: Kids

This year for Natalie and Kara I am trying my best to be mindful about what I buy them and am choosing items that will hopefully hold their attention for more than just a few seconds at a time. Here are a few that I think would make great gifts for the little ones in your life:

1. Life On Earth Matching Game, Blue Ribbon General Store, $15
Beautiful illustrations make this a memory game worth remembering!

2. Augusta Dollhouse with dolls and furniture, Pottery Barn Kids, $59
I just love this sweet little wood dollhouse. It closes up and has handles making it easy to transport from one place to another.

3. Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood Wooden Blocks, $49.95 and Wooden Trolley, $60, Craftsbury Kids.
I loved Mr. Rogers when I was little! What a great nod to the "simpler" days of children's tv shows, before that dreadful Spongebob came along.

4. Play Dough Kit, Land of Nod, $29
I would say most toddlers are obsessed with play dough. I like that this kit is made out of wood and not plastic.

5. Make Your Own Jewelry Kit, Land of Nod, $24.95
Fun for mommy too!

6. Fingerprinting Art Set, Kate's Paperie, $12
Stamping is another big draw with kids. This fingerprint stamp set is sure to keep little hands busy for awhile!


  1. These are so cute! Lovely ideas!

  2. They're all so great! I really love that fingerprint stamp kit.

  3. It is so hard! I have the same problem, I want something that is smart and useful and would keep them interested for a long time. My sons want nothing else, but transformers, star wars and lego. I cannot dissappoint them with something that is more for me than for them... I lvoe the wooden blocks!