T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house, little people were not sleeping at all. Instead they were eagerly anticipating the arrival of a jolly old man with a sack full of toys!
Oh the excitement! "I'm never going to bed!" they exclaim (as we rush to explain that Santa can't come until they're sound asleep!).
Or perhaps that's not your household just yet. Perhaps your little love is blissfully unaware, their baby eyes fluttering with baby dreams, their tiny fists curling and uncurling in sleep.
Whether it's baby's first Christmas, or they've clocked away enough to know the drill, Christmas is a beautiful time of year for families with young children.
It's the little Christmas rituals that begin to matter - the decorating of the Christmas tree, the opening of the advent calendar, the glass of milk (ahem, or something stronger) and plate of cookies that are left for Santa on Christmas Eve. Perhaps it's reading "The Night Before Christmas" right before bedtime, or singing carols while making gingerbread. Whatever it is you do with you children at Christmas, it's all precious, and it's all being stored away in their little memory banks. Perhaps one day they'll share those traditions with their own children, and the magic of Christmas lives on.
But the most memorable moments of Christmas surely involve the tearing into Christmas gifts, swimming in discarded wrapping paper, and squealing at the surprises that await!
As parents ourselves we know how difficult it can be to find the perfect gift, so we've taken the pain out of the process and have put together some beautiful choices for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.
Happy browsing and Merry Christmas!
Right to left / top to bottom
Janod Brico Kids Magnetic DIY Trolley, Djeco Topanifarm Stacking Cubes, Grimm’s Medium Pastel Rainbow, Plan Toys Baby Walker, MisterFly Koala Rattle Ball, Petilou Wooden Beads, Melissa and Doug Float Alongs, Manhattan Toys Tree Top Adventure Activity Table, Pull A Long Caterpillar, Hello Baby by Mem Fox, Wheely Bug Ladybird, Petit Collage Organic Soft Chime Ball, Jellycat Koala, Nana Huchy Emu Rattle, Djeco Cheeky Cat Xylophone, Mizzie the Kangaroo, Bib’s Dummies, Schylling Wooden ABC Blocks, Grimm’s Rainbow Friends, Manhattan Toys Skwish, Schylling Kangaroo Jack In The Box, TenderLeaf Wooden Ocean Animals Set, Halcyon Nights Yoga Pants, Djeco Baby Bear Shaker, Haba Musical Eggs, Bonikka Cherub Baby Doll
Left to right/ top to bottom: Janod Magnetic Dartboard, Djeco Laser Boy Puzzle, Bee Genius, Alikat Rhyme Time by Kathy Clutterbuck, Bug Bingo, Melissa and Doug Scissors Skills, Petit Collage Magnetic Play & Learn Alphabet, TenderLeaf Wooden Weather Station, Melissa and Doug Children Around the World Puzzle, Two Little Ducklings First Reading & Writing Words, Usborne Peep Inside a Beehive, MudPuppy Search & Find Arctic Life Puzzle, Jungle Bingo, Pink Poppy Snow Princess Dress Up, Kindness Rules by Eunice Moyle & Sabrina Moyle, Binoculars, Petit Collage Magnetic Dress Up Best Friends, Zingo Word Builder, Djeco Magic Felt Tips, Skydiver, Djeco Loto Fishing Game, Pink Poppy 7 Day Stick On Earrings and Rings, Buzz Light Year Bag Tag, Nature Explorer Dress Up,