These make fantastic gifts for everyone on your list. My kids love
them and they wipe off with a wet towel. (They're must-haves for all children—adults, too. My entire kitchen is currently made up of stained-glass
thanks to Bo and Fable's creative prowess.)
This was a gift Fable got last year (thanks, Grandma!) and it's
given Fable loads of confidence when it comes to sewing things together and is
super easy and fun to use. (The only thing that sucks is that you have to
buy quite a few refills and the refills aren't as exciting as they should be.
Still, it's a wonderful starter for pre-sewing sewers.)
This is one of my all-time favorite (children's?) books because it
invites the reader (and listener) to recognize the beauty of absurdity and
metaphor and is chock full of wisdom about life and love and learning in a way
that is both poetic and practical. It's a treasure. So is its companion book, "Add
One More Star to the Night."
These are the best. My kids wear them with their clothes to school
sometimes or just around the house. They turn every outfit into a costume and
are wonderful for kids of all ages, boys and girls. (Flying is for
I was recently introduced to Pipsticks, a sticker subscription
service, and it's RAD. Check out Pipsticks.com for more.
(Theatre, Dance...) Lessons:
and Fable's big gift from us this year is drama classes. Archer's doing two
plays this Winter/Spring (one at school and one through a drama institute) and
Fable is also doing theatre there (she's too young for the school play.) I told
the kids that they wouldn't be getting much from us this year because of the
lessons and they were cool with it, which I love. There is NOTHING that brings
me more joy than the gift of creative experiences.
Speaking of which...
Machine (and Frozen Sing-along CD. And a few other karaoke CDs):
A certain foursome may or may not be receiving the following this
year. I cannot WAIT to get this party started. So. Much. Fun.
Please feel free to add more amazing stuff for kids in the
comments! I just started shopping yesterday so I'm extremely behind. Extra
points for recommendations on gifts that can be delivered, like, tomorrow. Xo!