Here’s an updated list of our favorite, most-played with, delivered-to-your-doorstep, Mom-approved toys.
And here are ourfavorite games.
And ourfavorite books.
Here are some great teen gift ideas.
My favorite are the classic ones from my childhood, and the Nativity books with beautiful pictures.
I think the books we grow up with are so impressionable-they form the images in our mind of what Santa looks like, and Jesus in the manger, and elves, and the wisemen. Does it seem overly-thoughtful that I want to “choose” these images for my children? I think it might, but I still choose carefully.
The Night Before Christmas -The one illustrated by Leaonard Weisgard on the right is my favorite.
Frosty the Snowman– I am working on getting my hands on the vintage Golden Book version of this story, but this one with vintagey-illustrations will do.
I have a Golden Book collection and a few more (like the Frosty one) on my wishlist.
My mom bought this years ago (she is the best book picker-outer) for my kids and they love this story. Beautiful illustrated and just the right amount of words in this version of the classic fairy tale.
I love this book because it is tells the traditional story, with beautiful illustrations.
Another beautifully illustrated book. Mothers will love this book because Mary tells the story.
We love I Spy books. They hurt my eyes but they are also so addicting. Once I start a page I have to finish all the searching.
And of course, my all time favorite:
(It is out of print, so if you want one for yourself, you’ll have to search a little.)