And just like that it’s November and time for holiday shopping. I’m excited to kick off my 2017 holiday gift guides today! I asked on Instagram Stories and you overwhelmingly wanted to see gift guides before Black Friday. Your wish is my command.
I’m not sure what it says about me that I am most excited about this gift guide for kids books. Maybe it’s the nerd in me or the fact I desperately want Lawson and Sybil to enjoy reading real books. Since we moved to LA, we’ve spent a lot of time at the bookstore. It’s become Lawson’s favorite place and one I’m happy to encourage. They play with toys, look at books and I scour the shelves for potential additions to their already impressive library.
As an aside, gift giving for kids can easily get out of hand. One rule we ask our families stick to is limiting Lawson and Sybil’s gifts to one book, one article of clothing and one toy. Between grandparents, aunts, uncles and us even these can add up. The grandmothers usually bend the rule a bit on clothing…as long as it fits into one box. :)
Some of these are favorites we already own (Shine, Where Do Steam Trains Sleep at Night, A Giraffe and a Half, Olivia) and others are books on their wish list. Most of these books are best for children 0-4 because that’s the stage of life we’re in, but others would be great for kids of all ages (The 50 States, Bedtime Stories for Rebel Girls, Masterchef Junior, She Persisted).
Masterchef Junior | La La La | be brave little one | shapes | Big Words for Little Geniuses | Not Quite Narwhal | Octicorn | Say Zoop! | The 50 States | Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls | She Persisted | The Earth Book | Where Do Steam Trains Sleep at Night? | The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do | Olivia | A Giraffe and a Half | Shine! | After the Fall | Ooko | Home Alone