Betsy’s second birthday is in a few weeks so I’m in gift mode! Since she has an older brother she skipped using a lot of baby toys since she was more interested in her brothers toys, and we already have too much stuff as it is, but here are some things we either have and love or that I’m thinking about for her. I try to keep clutter to a minimum so we only have a few toys out at a time and I try to get things that the kids can be creative, play pretend, and learn with.
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From backpacks, to baby dolls, art supplies, and outdoor toys – the thing you’ll see the least of here is cheesy toy sets. I think those have a time and a place and I don’t mind having a few around but I usually look at gift/toy lists and cringe at the amount of things that I DO NOT want in my home! Here are real gift ideas from a real mom. Every kid is different but these are things my daughter either has and enjoys or I know she will and can’t wait to give to her!
Backpack – ever since big brother started preschool Betsy is absolutely backpack obsessed. I grabbed the unicorn one when it was a crazy $6 deal and ended up basing her birthday party around it!
Baby Doll – Betsy already has a few dolls so I’m not getting her any more but if your little girl doesn’t have one yet this is such a great gift and here are some great options!
Doll Accessories – since Betsy is so doll obsessed and loves carrying her babies around, rocking them, covering them up, and taking care of them, I am considering a few of these accessories.
Art Supplies – my kids love coloring and doing art projects, some of these things we already own!
Toy Sets – I try to be careful we don’t end up with too many of these toy “sets” but I do like to have a few, they each go in their own bin, we store them in the laundry room and get one out at a time.
Practical – I am not at all opposed to some practical gifts! Here are some I am thinking about!
Outdoor/Active – these kind of toys are priceless! Some good outdoor activity means good sleep!