I've found a good few that I've added to my list for Harrison, some of which if I buy this year I'll use for the rest of his childhood, others that I may have to repurchase in years to come. Either way, everything in this gift guide has more sentimental value than a passing trend. Somehow though in my bid to save money I've managed to amass a list that would probably cost more than I'd spend on the latest range of Fisher Price goodies, but at least with these I know we'll be using them for years to come, and not just for the three weeks following.
1. Christmas Advent Bags £19.99
If you've ever watched Zoella, you'll know where I've snatched this idea from. Essentially, in each of the bags was a clue that told you where a gift was hidden within the house. Every day of advent was a new bag, and with it, a new gift. By gifts, it would be xmas themed things that can be done - christmas card materials, bauble decorating, baking supplies, christmas movies, rather than materialistic gifts, all more ways to force my child to love Christmas as much as I do. (Sorry again Harrison...).
2. Christmas Jammies £22.00Every year on Christmas Eve since I was young I was always aloud to open one present - somehow, although I was always told it was completely random, it would always be the same - my xmas jammies. It was just a given that Santa wouldn't come if I wasn't wearing new pyjamas, and I have every intention on convincing Harrison on this fact as well. Much to Jordan's dismay we will all be matching... I'll make sure of it. If anyone knows anywhere that has adult female/male, child size and baby size pyjamas that match, please send them my way - failing that, these ones from the White Company will do the trick.
3. Christmas Eve Box £25.00I'd seen these floating around on Pinterest, and I love the idea of having an actual box to open on Christmas Eve. I've got years left to wait, but I want to be able to put his jammies, his letter from Santa, The Snowman book and the classic milk (small carton, not a glass obviously), cookies and a carrot in it for him to open before bed. I guarantee by next year I'll have forgotten this glorious plan, but hopefully buying his Eve box early will let me remember. I expected personalised ones to cost a lot more, but these ones from My 1st Years are really affordable.
4. Polaroid Camera £54.95I want to capture everything at this time of year, and there's something about a Polaroid camera that is much more personal than a quick iPhone snap, although, let's face it, there will be plenty of them too. As much as I'd love the Fujifilm Instax, I don't think I can really justify £55 for just the camera - good old' disposables should do the trick for me. In an ideal world though, this would be first in my basket.
5. Stocking £14.99My first stocking was Winnie the Pooh, and I loved that thing to death, in fact I still do. Whenever we would hang the stockings up I'd know Santa was coming, and I loved the association. We didn't even use the stockings for presents, I think the best thing that ever came from mine was a pack of AA batteries, but it didn't make them any less special. I'm looking for one that has Harrisons name on it (and whilst I'm ordering his I may as well pick up a few more... it would be rude not to).
6. Special Delivery Sack £8.34I don't even have to justify these. They are festive and that's all that matters. I'd looked at personalised ones, but these were around £30 and probably wouldn't have been here in time for Christmas - for now, my £8 Amazon bargain does the trick.
7. Letter From Santa £7.50 Probably premature this year, but I want to be able to save them for every year since he was born for him to look back on - so I'll have to start early. Receiving mail before you hit the 3 month mark... surely that is a record?
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