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So here we go on my end:
Last year, Santa brought Julia a Razor scooter with light up wheels, and it was THE BIG HIT of her Christmas. She hadn't learned to ride a 2 wheel bike at that point, and man, did that scooter rock her world. She adored it, and got to be the queen 'o scootering on it, and a few months later, off she went on her bike. I credit the scooter with giving her balance and confidence. She still loves it! Every kid needs a scooter.
Pretty sure she's getting a globe this year, she's fascinated with geography lately and where things are in the world. A globe that lights up seems extra cool to me.
Last year, Julia received some mini walkie talkies, and to say they didn't work would be an understatement. What a piece of garbage! She was SO excited, and they SO didn't work. So this year we may try again, and *cough*, pony up more cash than we did for the mini ones. What use is a walkie talkie if they DON'T WORK??? It may be a case of you get what you pay for. Anyway, these Spygear walkie talkies are more than we paid for last year, seem sturdier, but are less $ than the brands that claim you can talk 2 miles away. I don't need 2 miles, just upstairs and downstairs would work for me!
'The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids, Vol.5' book for her which appears loaded with fun, cool, and interesting-to-kids facts, and it's got gazillions of pictures on every single page. I think she's going to LOVE it!
We desperately need new games, more big kid games. (Julia is nearing 8.) I loved Parcheesi when I was little, and I think it's high time that we have our own set. At some point, I also want to pick up 'Life'. I LOVE THAT GAME!
So there you have it! You can check out last year's Gift Guide here. And you should check out this Gift Guide for Kids Pinterest board!