Below are some of my recommended gifts for 2011. Some of them I am getting my children this year, some are just very cool that others may enjoy. I’ve listed where I’ve found them online, and if I know that they are available locally in Ottawa I’ve tried to include that too!
2011 Holiday Gift Guide
1 – Doll clothes and accessories.
Last year, my 2 year old received dolls and a stroller and other ‘baby’ related items. She is really into them! But I hunted etsy and found the most adorable handmade dresses and knitted shoes. I even bought doll cloth diapers! Just have an idea the size of dolly you are buying for.
2- Doll House
This is the big ‘wow’ gift for our daughter this year. I researched a lot of homes but decided on this one. We agreed that we like the look, the eco-friendliness and potential to grow with her. (We’ll be buying this set of wooden dolls to go with it too).
online: Mastermind Toys
Local: Tag Along Toys
3- Stand mixer
For the little chef in your house I’ve previously mentioned this kitchen and coffee maker (which I’m finally getting this year for the kids!) but in addition, I couldn’t love this stand mixer much more!
These small little guys have a website dedicated to ways kids can play with them (points values etc) but my kiddos just like to pretend play. They are like ninjas, each with a different name and ability and while they are small they pack big imaginative punch. And soon they’ll have a new home (see the above doll house) since that’s how my daughter plays with them 😉
Online: Mastermind Toys
Local: Superstore, Coles
5- Angry birds
They are awesome. Need I say more? And a few of these plush birds will end up under our tree.
Local: Mrs. Tiggy Winkles (they even have a boxed set of four! BUT, it doesn’t come with the bomb bird 😉
6- Pirate game
Love the whole line of LEGO games that are built and then played with. This year, I’m eyeing the Pirate Plank game.
Local: Mrs Tiggy Winkles
7- Playmobil: Secret Agents
We finally entered the world of Playmobil earlier this year with some knights. However, it seems the new Secret Agents have caught the eye of my little guy, and they do look pretty cool.
Local: Mrs. Tiggy Winkles, Tag Along Toys
8- Rocket Station
Online: Raspberry Kids
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Disclosure: I haven’t selected any store for any particular reason, except I know they carry these cool products. Most I chat with online or have a relationship with which drives me to their sites each year. I am or have been paying customers of all these sites so that’s how I know where to find the products. None are advertisers, except for the mention of the dolls I’m buying for the doll house, but I’m purchasing those myself. Some I do giveaways and product reviews with, but those don’t influence my gift recommendations.