Every year my husband asks me what I want for Christmas and every year I draw a bit of a blank. I know that there’s lots of stuff that I like but there’s something about this time of year that makes me forget, maybe it’s because as a mum you spend so much time thinking about what other people would like that stuff for you takes a bit of a back seat? Whether you need some ideas to pass on to a partner or parent or if you’re thinking of getting yourself something for Christmas (which I totally recommend!) these are the things which I think are perfect for adding to your Christmas wish list. There’s also a bit of a self-care theme because I genuinely think it’s really important to look after yourself a bit, it’s impossible to look after the kids when you feel burnt out and that’s one of my main things to work on for the new year! There’s affiliate links in this post and some of these items were gifted to me so that I could check them out but I’ve only included stuff I’d genuinely like to receive myself.
Does anyone not love Santa? I’m in love with this sweet colouring sheet and even better between today and Boxing Day I’m sharing this free Christmas colouring page with you which means that you and the kids get to have fun and you get to save a few extra pennies to spend on Rudolph’s carrots!
I am super excited to be sharing all these brilliant winter activities for toddlers with you! It’s taken me ages to write up as I found so many great ideas but I couldn’t bear to leave any out – the good news for you though is that you get the most amazing list and loads of ideas to keep your toddler busy all winter long!
We’ve been trying out a few Christmas tree crafts this week and this bubble wrap Christmas craft was probably my daughters favourite! It’s possibly more process arts than strictly a craft as it’s all about the actual painting but it does look like a Christmas tree at the end still so I guess it’s a bit of a combination. Our idea was to decorate our trees with ‘Christmas lights’ or baubles which I think kind of worked? Either way it was good fun and was a great Christmas craft to do after preschool.