Christmas is officially over and all of our decor has been taken down. A part of me is always sad to see the twinkle lights and endless sparkle go, but I am usually very ready to ditch the slightly cluttery feeling at this point. Does anyone else love the fresh clean start of a new year?
Speaking of Christmas, Santa was good to Kins this year. She was only 3 months old last year and pretty much sleeping the whole time, so this year felt like her true first in a lot of ways. There is truly nothing like being a parent. The joy I get from seeing her sweet girl and excited gasp on Christmas morning was the best gift I could receive and I know the years will just continue to get more and more fun!
She got so many adorable, both classic and unique new things for playing around the house! After getting a ton of DM’s from you guys about where things were from, how we liked them etc., I thought it would be helpful to put together a “What Kinsley Got for Christmas” post! I’m hoping this post will act as a great resource if you’re a mama looking for fun new things for your toddlers or even if you’re not a mom and need a gift for a friends mini.
For those of you who are new around here, Kins is currently 15 months old as a age reference for these.
If you haven’t seen me do a post with this layout yet, you can click any of the titles or pictures to shop the items!
We got Kins this play kitchen and she loves it! I really wanted to go with something beautiful (since it will be out all the time) and extremely well made. I’ve heard nothing but great things about this one and even though we haven’t had it long, I can tell the quality is amazing! I also got several DM’s from people say thing that they’ve had theirs for years and years and it’s held up great. The kitchen comes in three parts: stove, sink and fridge. We went with the stove and sink! I definitely think this is one she will grow into and play with for years to come.
Having said that, it is definitely an investment we personally waited until it went on sale to grab it. I’ll keep my eye out if I see it goes on sale again and let you guys know! I also rounded up the best more affordable options at the bottom of the post. All of these came highly requested from BYOB readers, so scroll on down if you’re looking for a great budget option!
How adorable is this?! Kins loves all things music and since music has always been such a big part of my life, I of course love that and want to foster it. My grandma got her an adorable mini piano! The reviews on this are mixed, but ours is great.
This was one of the biggest hits of Christmas! She LOVES these adorable little wooden fruits. We use them in the kitchen and pretty much all the time. They come with a little wooden knife, already “cut” and stick together with velcro. That way you can use the knife to “cut” the fruit. It’s THE cutest thing and was arguably her favorite thing. It’s only $24 and would make a great gift!
How cute is this table and chair set?! It was a gift from Gigi (my mom) and we love it. We have it down in our kitchen area by the grownup table! So cute for a little mini table for her to eat at, do future crafts etc.
How cute is this?! These are another favorite from Christmas. They’re similar to the velcro fruit, but these are magnetic!
This barn is SO cool! All of the barn doors are different types of locks/latches. It’s really great for developmental skills and motor skills! I think this is definitely something that Kins will be playing with for a long time.