The toys pile up. They sing, they dance, they spin in circles and flash lights and frankly at the end of a long work day they can drive me bonkers. Which is why this year I'm trying to take a nontraditional approach to some of my gift giving, at least for my toddler. My little guy has a budding imagination so it takes next-to-nothing to entertain him and most of the time he's only interested in doing things that are off limits or doing things with my husband or I.
I thought about it and I can't be the only mother out there on the prowl for great gift ideas and with Black Friday upon us this is my gift to you. A list of some of my favorite untraditional toddler gifts.
It doesn't matter what season it is, the outdoors offer an amazing beauty that just isn't overlooked by a young eye. Adding a bird feeder to your outdoor space, even if it's limited, only enhances that beauty and it ensures that your toddler will look forward to spending time outside or at least they will enjoy their view from the window.
A Way to Relax.
If you have a toddler I can almost guarantee that you could use an extra 15 minutes of quiet time or a minute to actually sit down. I can't ensure that a comfy kids chair, like this one from the Land of Nod, will give you that time but coupled with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or Cars, your odds are much better. The reason I like this particular chair over others is because it's less expensive, comes from a great brand and personalization is FREE!
Plus Land of Nod is offering 15% off and free shipping until Dec. 1st, just use promo code: SAVE15.
Discover the Inner Artist.
Toddlers learn more and more about their coordination everyday and art projects and other creative outlets allow them to hone those developing skills while also providing an outlet to improve their imagination. I really like the Step2 Flip and Doodle Desk with Stool Easel because it has plenty of space to hold art supplies and it should withstand the torment of a toddler.
Think Summer Time.
We may be in the grip of winter but that doesn't mean you can't think ahead to sweet sweet summer time. Why not prepare your little ones with water toys and accessories like this amazing Swimline Galleon Raider Inflatable from swimoutlet.com? Not only will this impressive float be a showstopper under the tree, it's sure to be a toddler favorite AND swimoutlet.com is providing free shipping on all orders over $49. I've bought some items from swimoutlet.comhttp://www.swimoutlet.com/p/swimline-galleon-raider-inflatable-7530648/ and yogaoutlet.com in the past and I'm always blown away by their great selection and amazing customer service.
What's on your toddlers wish list this year? Do you have any other great nontraditional gift ideas?