Holiday Gift Guide

 While we are dreaming of turkey legs & apple pie over here, the realization has set in that Christmas is only six weeks away! Six weeks from TODAY! And I am so excited to share a small holiday gift guide that I have put together, including a few of the things my girls absolutely love & a few things that will be under the tree for them this year! 

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I love using something they want, something they need, something to wear & something to read as a guide for picking out gifts. It makes things simple & practical in a world where holiday shopping is just plain overwhelming. Every year, I love picking out a few books, some pajamas (and tutus!), and some new puzzles, alphabet activities or art supplies. That leaves the “want” category open for a thing or two that they pick out on their own.

Harper has asked for a hula hoop & a doll bed. She has two of the sweetest ballerina dolls that she loves to pieces, so I am thinking this would be a fun DIY project for us to build her something for them to sleep in! And if you are in love with those dolls as much as we are, our friend Erin at Candy Kirby Designs is offering 15% off to our readers, with coupon code CKDLOVESTHEGARVINS. We love her too! πŸ™‚

Eloise wants a puppy & a basketball. Simple enough!! πŸ˜‰ Eloise is obsessed with dogs, so I found this hilarious dog house full of puppies that I am fairly certain will blow her mind.

The play kitchen is the perfect gift for kids of all ages, we waited to get this for Harper until her third Christmas, but were surprised at how young Eloise was when she started to play with it as well. It is still the most loved toy in the house & it is always so fun to add new kitchen accessories. I am currently loving this felt food breakfast set & these super adorable wooden popsicles!

And then there are babies! I think it’s always so hard to come up with Christmas gifts for babies, because 1. they’re babies and 2. you probably already bought all the things you really need for them. A few of my favorite gift ideas would be milestone cards (if you haven’t already seen these, they’re really the cutest photo props ever!), which would also be the perfect gift for a baby on the way! And some adorable, all natural teethers (like the rubber boat or plush snail) that can also be used as toys!

I hope this has been helpful for anyone still in need of gift ideas, and as always, please share any of your great finds with us in the comments! I cannot even handle the excitement I have for the holidays this year, Christmas with three kids will surely be the best ever.
Happy Happy Friday!!! XO

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    Anonymous
    November 14, 2015 at 2:25 am

    https://www.facebook.com/Nanmadewithlove/posts/940745919334242:0

    Check out these adorable mermaid blankets!!

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    Britney - BritCreates -
    November 14, 2015 at 2:25 am

    Babies are so hard to shop for! Those milestone cards are a good idea though. I still love that pig rocker so much! adorable!

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    Anonymous
    November 14, 2015 at 2:25 am

    Check out these adorable mermaid blankets for kids and their dolls to match!!
    https://www.facebook.com/Nanmadewithlove/posts/940745919334242:0

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    Carrie
    November 14, 2015 at 2:25 am

    6 weeks! Eeeek

    We use the same gift guide and it's great <3

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    Alli
    November 14, 2015 at 2:25 am

    A play kitchen is the best present! We bought one for my daughter when she was 2 and she loved it. When ever her friends come over it's the first toy that gets played with. Great list x

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    ryneco
    November 14, 2015 at 2:25 am

    I love the want, need, wear, read concept & your gift guides never disappoint πŸ™‚

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    Danielle Hastings
    November 14, 2015 at 2:25 am

    Can you do a holiday gift guide for husbands!!?

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    Olivia Irwin
    November 16, 2015 at 1:38 am

    I've never heard that rhyme before and I love it. Makes complete sense!

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    Lindsey
    November 16, 2015 at 1:38 am

    I totally agree with you on the baby gift thing! And good to know the play kitchen was a big hit! We were looking at that exact one for our 2 year old daughter!
    Lindsey
    http://www.careerintherearviewmirror.blogspot.com

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    Kimoy
    November 16, 2015 at 1:38 am

    love when you post this! so helpful in finding good quality items!

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    Liz Jo
    November 16, 2015 at 1:38 am

    One and two are my favorites! Hoping to get Sophie gift number one this year!

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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    Anonymous
    November 16, 2015 at 1:38 am

    I love the idea of doing something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read! We're building a library for our little one and found the sweetest book that you can personalize! If you use the following link, you can get 15% off your order!
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    E Hayes
    November 16, 2015 at 1:38 am

    we have a similar puppy toy, but instead of a dog house, it's a tree with little critters stuffed in it. A bird, chipmunk, bear, fox, and raccoon. Ashlynn loves it. Great list!

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    Tara Watson
    November 16, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Love this gift guide!

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    Tricia
    November 17, 2015 at 1:59 am

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    Emily Rank
    November 17, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Random blog question, how do you make your digital spreads?

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    C'est Law Vie
    November 17, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Does your oldest still play with that kitchen? I am torn between that one and IKEA and worry that my 2 year old will outgrow the vintage one too fast because it's so small.

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    Catherine Glazner
    November 17, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Love your ideas!!

    Also, What do you use to make your collage? I love it!! =)

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    Allison Kotos
    November 17, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    My boys are obsessed with dogs too πŸ™‚ May I suggest the book "DOG" by Matthew Van Fleet! (can find on Amazon). It's a pop-up book with real dog pictures.. am about to order my 2nd copy as our first one got absolutely destroyed by being read (and petted/pulled) so often!

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    Thorough Lad
    November 17, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Most of us have a stack of magazines piled up somewhere in the house, waiting for the day when we would get a moment to look through them. Now is that time! Search through 'em all and find some fabulous looking corporate holiday party drink recipes for the holiday party.

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    Thorough Lad
    December 29, 2015 at 4:07 am

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