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Christmas Gift Reviews

Let's recap from my Easy Gift post and see how things ended up this year. I did ok.  Budget wise I blew it, but stuff wise, actually wasn't too bad. I don't have Santa's remorse yet.

Even though I still struggle with spoiling my kids, I realized by reading this article, that I do indeed spoil my children mostly for myself.  This year my niece and nephew are 14 and 11 and only request gift cards or money.  No more waking up and them running into my brother's room yelling "Santa came!". No more mystery as many relatives already have disclosed to them what they are getting. No toys. So knowing that the future holds that course, I am ok with spoiling them for now and donating all of their unused toys.  Christmas morning now is more for me than it is for them, as I think it begins to be for any parent.

Any who...back to the gifts...

Read:
a chapter book, a sticker book and a board book
Want:
These were the “Santa” gifts a Lego set for each boy and a crawling playset for Cora, a diary was also requested by my oldest
Need:
Pajamas were on this list for all of them, can’t ever seem to have enough of those
Create:
Magnaformers, a Cash register, Dress up police uniform, Spirograph kit, and a doctor kit are keeping their imaginations going
Eat:
Some candy goodies, a box of Frozen cereal and a box of hot chocolate muffins
Play:
I’ll put the WiiU in this spot.  This was dad’s idea
Watch / Listen:
Frozen and Sleeping Beauty DVD

There were a couple of other goodies in there too such as

the Itty-Bitty's princesses from Hallmark 

the KidKraft Fire/Police Station

the Perplexus puzzle which I highly recommend
Add these goodies to your Amazon wish list and hopefully you'll thank me in the future.  Hope you and yours had a wonderful holiday!

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