Olivia's Christmas List

With only six weeks until Christmas, I have been a busy bee shopping for my little lady. This Christmas is extra special because she is old enough to begin to understand why we celebrate and she gets excited over everything festive, most notably the Christmas tree and all the lights. She has been carrying a bag of mini marshmallows around the house for days now and I think its her way of telling me its time to whip out the hot cocoa. Smart girl.

I wanted to share what is on Olivia's Christmas List this year to give other Mamas of toddlers some fun ideas / It is a mix of a few of her favorite things, including books and animals of course. We try to choose her gifts based on the phrase 'Something She Wants, Something She Needs, Something to Wear & Something to Read' / Of course, she's still a little young to tells us what she wants, but I'm pretty sure she will be a happy camper on Christmas morning with these goodies under the tree. 

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Every Christmas involves unwrapping a new pair of moccasins, and these Salt Water Taffy ones have me swooning {1}. She wears a lot of neutral pieces and I can't wait to add these to her outfits for a playful pop of color.

Lately, Via has been all about puzzles and memory games, so the classic Janod wooden alphabet puzzle {2} was at the top of the list this year / She loves the illustrations in her Charley Harper board books, so I thought the Charley Harper memory game {9} would be perfect as well.

Because her hands are almost always full -- between a book, her blanket and her kitten sippy cup -- I wanted to get her a Swankaroo backpack {3} / I can't get enough of the tangram style and love how neutral but modern it is / I am also hoping to teach her to pack things herself in her backpack when we go out to run errands or when she visits grandma. This will be the perfect size for her and her necessities!

Olivia will certainly be delighted to find books under the tree, since she is rarely ever seen without one. Flora and the Penguin {4} was perfect for winter and a great pick since V loves Flora and the Flamingo so much / And Away We Go {5} is filled with gorgeously vibrant illustrations and animals - a win win / Finally, You Are My Baby: Pets {7} is one of the newest releases from the series and we love the concept of these books -- it is two books in one with a mini book that is easy for young hands to turn; she loves kittens and puppies so the Pets version is extra fitting.

One of my favorite new shops for handmade toys is Petit Pippin and this Charlotte Fox {6} is just so sweet. I love the vintage looking fabric, feminine collar and all the details on the face. A perfect new friend.

Every morning when Olivia wakes up and I first pick her up from her crib, she reaches for her bonnet rack -- specifically, the pom on the top of one of our favorite winter bonnets. Even when we aren't going outside, she carries it around the house and loves to rub it against her face. This cashmere and wool 'Winter Fawn' bonnet {8} is just too beautiful not to give her and it will be a special keepsake for years to come with another wonderfully cozy pom to cuddle.

Last but not least, Olivia loves to organize her kitchen supplies / I put all her dishes, cups, spoons, and snack containers in a big bin in one of our kitchen cabinets and she loves taking it out, sitting on the kitchen floor and rearranging everything. These sweet snack cups {10} are the perfect size for her favorite snacks, her little hands, and will also be fun to add to her collection of containers. She is most definitely my daughter - she likes to organize dishes.

Happy Thursday! And Happy Holiday Shopping!

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