Yikes,people! Less than a week before Christmas. It’s last minute scrambling to get the gifts for the kids. I love gifts that are practical,foster imaginative play and teaches life skills. Below are some of my recommendations of the best practical toys for the kids that are all of these.You can get all these before Christmas if you become an Amazon Prime member. They offer a 30 day free trial. Try the trial, buy the gifts and cancel your membership. These info are as of December 20th. If you order your gifts December 24, most likely you will not get it before Christmas. Unless you got a Christmas miracle.
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Yes, you can just let your kids use the ones you have at home, but these are perfect size for little hands. Having a set for the kiddos also let them to clean along with you so you could discreetly clean the little crumbs they left behind.
My 18 months have been playing with dining set since 6 months and my 5 year old still love to serve me “dinner” with the same dining set. These are one of those toys that can definitely grow with your kids because as they age so do their imagination and the same dining set can become something totally new. To my 18 month old these make great musical instruments. He also loves to transfer water back and forth between the cups and bowls. You know what else is great about these dining set? They are dishwasher safe!
A shopping car is another toy that will last you through the years. Not to mention you can use it as storage when the kids are not playing with it. You can also bring this cart with you shopping at Target so your kid doesn’t push your cart all the time. Hopefully, he doesn’t put all the toys in it!
The learning tower is so wonderful for our household. It allows the kids to safely stand while prepping dinner or washing the dishes. We built ours from an Ikea step stool, but this one from Little Partner is great cause the height is adjustable.
This machine is great for kids learning how to sew. It’s light, has 10 built-in stitches, and has a guard to protect little fingers from sharp needle. Pair this with a sewing kit and they’re set to sew anything they want. For younger kids, adult supervision is needed and maybe the kid can help with one step of the sewing. When my son was a year old, he would just watch the needle move up and down. That was the most exciting part of his day. And when he got older, I would let him step on the pedal.
There are so many more practical gifts, but these are the ones that I personally love for my kids.
What am I missing from my guide that you feel will be great as a practical gift for kids to learn life skills?
10. Personalized gift sack. Can’t finish the list without something to put all above gifts in. This sack will last days/years after the gift gifting is done. Can be used to store stuff animals, legos, or the abundance of laundry!
What personalized gifts have you given your family and friends?
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I can’t believe the summer is just flying by. Before you know it, the kids will be back at school. Life will get busy. So let’s just stop and document their first day of school with these adorable First Day of School signs. I created these with the beautiful illustrations from LisaGlanz, my all time favorite illustrator. You can purchase her illustrations on Creative Market.
Click on the link below to open the PDF. Once open, scroll down to the sign you want and print away!
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