Knowing that this Christmas season would be a little more chaotic than normal, I started compiling wishlists this summer. The shopping season always comes quickly and before I know it I have grandparents asking what Ruby wants for Christmas. This time, I wanted to have a curated wishlist to provide for them when they asked instead of scrambling at the last minute.
I have awesome family members who love to give gifts for Ruby, and the best part? They know I’m incredibly picky and they love me well by asking my input and picking things they know I’ll like too. So, I’ve learned that it’s ok to have a wishlist and it serves everyone.
I know I’m a little ridiculous in my love for wooden toys and deep disdain for plastic and the norm. So, I try my best to provide a rather large list so that they still feel like they are “shopping”.
And a note to family: I’m seriously so thankful that you work with my ridiculous standards, you’re the best! And Ruby is really looking forward to this holiday season and having family in her home.
This is a wishlist, so I can’t personally vouch for all of these items because we don’t have them. Know that I spent and an obscene amount of time researching the best reviewed, most beautiful, and functional toys. In the past couple years we’ve gathered some larger gifts for this toddler.
This time around I mostly focused on building up those toys she already has instead of starting new. While I’d love to add a dollhouse to her wishlist, I know that maybe some new food for her kitchen might serve us better now.
If you want to see what we gifted her last year, you can find that here.
a two-and-a-half-year-old’s wishlist
scroll through, as you hover you can see the store and price
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