In our house we celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah. I grew up celebrating both, my Mom is Jewish and my Dad was raised Catholic. I always thought it was “normal” when I was young, then eventually realized not everyone does it this way. Anyone remember the “Chrismukkah” episode of The OC? That’s my life! Even though it’s not traditional, I am so excited to continue the same traditions with Dean. Hanukkah means 8 nights of presents so I am always looking for books and smaller items and for Christmas we do 1 or 2 big gifts. This year were staying home for Christmas. Ryan actually has to work on the 25th so we are taking a trip after on the 27th. I wanted to share a list of the gifts I’m eyeing for Dean this year.
My Fist Mickey Markers and Paper– He is just starting to enjoy coloring but I wouldn’t dare give him regular markers!
Personalized Name Puzzle– I’ve actually given this exact one as a gift and it was beautiful, such a great way for kids to learn the letters in their name.
My First Anywhere Chair– I have always wanted one of these for Dean. I know Amazon has cheaper ones but I think the Pottery Barn’s regular size would be perfect because he is bigger now. I think it would be great therapy for him sitting and standing.
Nesting and Sorting Garages and Cars– One of my friends sent Dean this as a gift and he absolutely loves putting the cars in the garages. I love that he’s learning numbers and colors. Everything Melissa and Doug is great and I plan on giving lots of their toys as gifts this year.
Walk In Kitchen– We actually already gave this to Dean as an early gift and he is obsessed. It keeps him busy longer than anything else, it better at that price. My husband was set on a tool bench but there is so much for him to do in this house and his friends can play with him as well.