While I told myself that I wasn’t going to do a gift guide this year, I say that every year and every year I change my mind. This year, however, will be slightly different as I only intend to do product based guides instead of review guides. I’ve probably established before that I am not meant to be a review blogger- and I still stand by that.
That said, if I should come across a product that I think would be of interest to you all, I will be happy to give you a thorough and honest review.
To kick things off, I’m starting an ultimate guide to gift ideas for toddler girls … the reasoning should be obvious if you’re a long time visitor. But if you’re a first time visitor, I’ll briefly explain. My toddler, known as Squeaker, is my youngest and my second daughter. She does feature quite a bit in the home preschool and tot school posts. She will be 3 (this year- 2016) in December so these guides serve as both a birthday gift and Christmas gift guide.
I find gift guides to be useful in this increasingly digital age. From how to find great baby gifts to gift guides like this one, there’s a guide for practically everything!
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Gender Neutral Toy Ideas for Girls
We are attempting to raise Squeaker to be both a girly girl and a tomboy. I don’t want her to fall into the trap of gender stereotypes so I’m trying to do my part by introducing gender neutral toys. Things like blocks, tool sets (that aren’t pink), and puzzles all work nicely.
Other toy ideas to consider (when it comes to being gender neutral) are top rated educational toys for toddlers.
Pretend Play Toys for Toddlers
I also want to encourage her emerging pretend play skills. That means buying plenty of dress up clothes, pretend food, and cooking utensils. Through pretend play toys, we can also work on life skills.
Toys That Will Grow With Your Toddler
At the top of every wish list that I create for Squeaker, are books. She loves to be read to and I want to build up our home library. That could include gift books for toddlers or short chapter books that we can save for later. For us, that also means a few larger scale toys like a toy kitchen, trike, wagon, or tent.
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If you are looking for more of the best baby and toddler gifts, I encourage you to explore: