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My name is Erika. I'm in love with making art, collecting old things & chasing after my two kiddos. This blog is a peek into my happy accidents & plots of total world domination.

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A Kiddo- Gift Guide

I have already started planning my gift giving for the holiday season and I think the toughest to buy for the kiddos.  Between the hubs and I - we have 6 to shop for and they are all under the age of 12. I want to be a semi cool auntie but still give them something of substance.
A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein.  I think some of the best imagination is in this book.  I often still of several of the poems that have inspired my art work. Hopefully I can pass on some magic that inspired me to someone else.
Sharks really freaked me out as a kid- I think it's mainly because of the Jaw movies ;) but they make this cool puzzle anatomy models now. 
Of course I want to give art supplies! but I found this really awesome pack that teaches kids about the modern art. I think it's so important to teach kids about art especially art history.  Wouldn't you want this if you were a kid :)?
I love giving science gifts- but i have to admit i love giving kid gifts that make a mess. I know it may drive my sisters crazy but the kids love it!

Have you started making your Christmas shopping list?

29 comments

debbiecutieface said...

oh my gosh I love those owls!

Mo Pie, Please said...

You're pretty spot on with this gift guide! I love it! That tree is heaven!

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Michelle said...

A Light In The Attic is hands down one of my favorite books. This Bridge makes me cry every time I read it or really even think about it!

Let It Be Raw said...

I always have the hardest time shopping for kids. This was really helpful!

YeamieWaffles said...

I think shopping for kids is especially difficult, excellent tips as well!

Mandy Crandell said...

Wonderful ideas! A Light in the Attic is a classic. I always like shopping for kids, but the ones in my family are teenagers now.

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Jess said...

Oh yes, what kid doesn't love Shel Silverstein? Great ideas!

Rose said...

Awesome kid gift ideas! I love to buy art supplies for others, too. I think that it's better to give gifts that will make a mess than gifts that make a lot of noise and/or require batteries.

I definitely have started making my shopping list for this year. The most shopping I can do early, the better.

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Breeanna @ a brilliant melody said...

This is the first year I started planning gifts early. I think I started a few weeks ago :)

The Dainty Doll's House said...

I adored that book as a child and still love it, now my girls read it and love it too - great gift idea :))

Miss Meadows said...

I'm not really a kid anymore, but I WANT THAT CANDY TREE!!!!! :)

Royce A Ratterman said...
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Royce A Ratterman said...

The tree looks delectable!

bobbi said...

I want that tree. And I thought mine was crazy!!

Alexa said...

Those owls are awesome. Such a great guide!

Liesl said...

LOVE "A Light in the Attic" and I agree on the importance of art and being creative with children! Lovely blog!

Liesl :)

Lyndall said...

That tree is amazing! I want one!

I love all of these gifts! My favourite things for children are things like this: books, art supplies, sciencey things. So much better than boring plastic toys!

Erin said...

Great gift ideas! I LOVE Shel Silverstein!

aguja said...

That tree is 'wonderous! Magic in itself.
If you have any 8-10 age to buy for, check out my book (a cyberspace adventure and a little whacky). You can look inside on amazon.com, so you will know if it is right. Violet Jelly by Ann Sharples.
Just telling you because it is fun, according to those who have read it.

LeeLee said...

What a great gift guide.

the southern hostess said...

Such a cute list!

LittleMissL said...

Every kid either needs an arty or science based 'mess' making gift at some stage or another. That's my opinion anyway, I think it goes with grass stain & grazed knees - it has to be done!

I want that tree in my life - stunning. Enjoy Christmas gift shopping. x

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Those owl drawings are so cute! =)

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Deidre said...

I find it so challenging to buy christmas gifts for Niecephews these days! But I love these ideas, they're awesome.

Peiyinn said...

Wow! Awesome gifts to the kids. :)

Eva said...

I've never read A Light in the Attic! But I loved his other book The Giving Tree, so I assume I'll love that one as well?

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naqqash said...

So Nice Specially For Kids

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