This year we have decided to do a stocking for Little Cat (who is now three years old) and to begin with I really struggled with what to put in it. I don’t like buying for the sake of buying and a lot of the stocking fillers I have seen would be played with for five minutes before being forgotten and ignored. I also don’t like overwhelming him with stuff and I think it is important that he values what he has, so with that in mind I chose a few small gifts that I know he will get hours of use out of. The stocking is from us, not Father Christmas / Santa as we prefer to be honest with him.
Finger puppets – These are so cute and make the perfect stocking filler. LC is just starting to really enjoy puppets, so although these are fun for young babies to watch and sing with, I think he will definitely enjoy these.
Paint, rollers, sponges – Up until recently LC has been very firm in his wish to paint ONLY with brushes. He never liked finger painting, and was only mildly interested in leaf painting. This past month or so he has really started to enjoy experimenting more and is spending a lot of time immersed in craft activities. He has begun climbing up on the shelf to get his tray of water colours down, which he then spends ages painting with. I thought this set with different sponges and rollers might be just right for him to continue experimenting with.
The Biggest Bed in the World – I am always looking for new books for LC and we spend a lot of time reading together. This book features co-sleeping in the family bed and breastfeeding, and it very sweet indeed. I can’t wait to read it with him!
Postman Pat and The Greendale Rocket – Postman Pat and a train. Some of Little Cats most FAVOURITE THINGS EVER! Need I say more??
And that’s it. For his main present he has a big box of diggers, cranes, cement mixers and the like, which I got second hand from ebay. I had to fight with myself over that one – my ideal is beautiful wooden toys, but I decided to get him what I know he really wants rather than what I would prefer to look at.
So what’s going in your child’s stocking this year?
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