For the past few days, when I am putting mini to bed, she will finish her bottle, smack her lips, and then — often with her eyes closed, on the brink of sleep — reach her arms out for me. I pick her up and she nestles her head onto my shoulder, heaves a deep sigh, and promptly falls asleep.
It kills me.
I think that Santa will look kindly on this little babe this Christmas.
It’s been a lot of fun shopping for her for the holiday. Below are some amazing items I’d love her to see under the tree — click on the image to be taken to details!
Christmas Gift Ideas for Minis
A couple of notes:
+Thank you to my readers for writing in on this post — I would love to buy mini a classic Corolle baby doll (Corolle is a French toy line that has been around since 1979), but she’s a little young/small for one right now. Thanks to a reader, I discovered Corolle Minis! I’ll be buying this one for mini for Christmas. Every girl needs a babydoll!
+I CAN’T WAIT TO BUY MINI ONE OF THESE BABY PRAMS. OMG OMG OMG. EPIC.
+Speaking of epic, not shown above, but one of the best gifts I recall receiving as a child was a dollhouse. This one is amazing.
+I saw this Clara doll from the Nutcracker and DIED. I ordered it on the spot. I think I’ll save it for a few years down the road, when I take mini to the Nutcracker for the first time. SO ADORABLE.
A couple of other Christmas gift ideas for the minis in your life — this time more gender-neutral, and several of them TRES over the top:
Christmas Gift Ideas for Little Boys
+These pretend stainless steel pots and pans are hilarious. So bougee: “Check out my child’s faux All Clad pots. If only they came in a copper color as well, so we could replicate that Mauviel life.” HA! But seriously, they get very, very good reviews. Now you just need this ridiculous play kitchen, which is nicer than any kitchen I’ve ever owned, farmhouse sink, brass hardware, and Viking-style range included. Very…ambient style, n’est-ce pas?!?!?!
+I didn’t include one of these in the collage above, but anything from Radio Flyer — like this timeless wagon — is bound to be a hit. Last year, we bought our godson this Radio Flyer ride-on rocket (no longer available, but this is similar), and he loved it!
Finally, it’s not too late to order Christmas jammies for your babies! Below, a few of my favorite picks, at all different pricepoints:
+WALLET FRIENDLY (UNDER $15): Old Navy has some seriously cute holiday print jammies right now — I love this dog print and this string light print, but this striped pair replicates the Hanna Andersson striped jammie look that everyone and their mom owns (but for way less!)