The holidays are upon us already, so that means most of us have started our holiday shopping. I wanted to share with you some of our favorite gifts with our Toddler Holiday Gift Guide. My holiday gift guides are based on one thing, my kids and how much they love these products.
If you’re like me this year my husband and I, have challenged ourselves to include some non-toy gift ideas for our kids. I’m not against giving them toys at all but we wanted to include some practical and meaningful gifts in there as well. An example of a practical gift for kids can be custom puzzles made with the child’s image. Perhaps, your toddler is too young to arrange a customized puzzle themselves. So, it wouldn’t be a bad idea if you could help put the pieces together. Besides, the custom puzzle box will have a photo of the child’s face printed at the top, making it all the more special. One non-toy item that’s always on the Christmas list are books, we LOVE the personalized books that I See Me! offers where your child is the center of every story!
I See Me! sells a range of personalized products besides just books, they have everything from puzzles, ornaments, growth charts, placemats, lunch boxes, coloring books, and more! These are great for not only the holidays but for new big brother/sister gifts, baby gifts, and back to school.
They also offer ornaments that feature the date and picture of your child. We like to have the kids get their own ornament every year, and these ones are fun because you can see how much they’ve grown from year to year.
We also have a tradition every year on Christmas Eve where our kids can open up one gift that’s always a set of new pajamas, a book, and a game or movie. Last year we did a completely personalized Christmas Eve box that was a huge hit and included personalized I See Me! coloring books and story books.
This year we customized the classic Christmas poem by Clement Clarke Moore for my daughter and she adores it! Every child loves to see pictures of themselves and to hear the stories to go with them, which is why these personalized books are always our favorite gift to give.
I love how detailed you can get with the personalization, Aria loved seeing herself throughout the book. From her picture on the inscription page to seeing the little red headed girl that she said was her in the book. You can personalize the character with hair color, skin tone, hair type. You can even add in your home town so it showed Santa flying through our hometown with Aria looking out her window. There’s also details like stockings with family members names, gift tags made out to brothers and sisters, and our dog Molly even made an appearance in the book!
Personalizing your book is an easy process, you’ll simple fill out a brief online form with the child’s name, birthday, inscription (“Merry Christmas! Love Mommy and Daddy”) and upload a photo.
My 4 year old received a personalized Sing-Along book that included a hardcover personalized book, a CD with 12 classic children’s songs that are all personalized with your child’s name. You can include a custom dedication on the first page that includes a photo, and then the lyrics to all of the songs are throughout the book so you can sing along! This is such a fun present, because what kid doesn’t like music?
You can see an example above on how detailed the book is even the graphics on the pages are personalized with your child’s name and you’ll notice “The Wheels On The Bus” lyrics have my son’s name throughout the song. It makes your child feel extra special, he says the band made the song especially for him. You’ll also receive an MP3 digital download of all the songs so you can enjoy them anywhere! Anytime my kids are in the car they ask to play it.
What’s on your toddler’s Christmas list this year?
I’m in no way affiliated with I See Me; I received these products in exchange for an honest review so I can share what I love with my readers.