Dress ups and pretend play stuff
He also has a much loved dinosaur tail and an awesome range of hand-me-down hats and jewellery.
The Ikat Bag blog has some great free patterns and tutorials for dress up stuff. I love these crowns:
|Crowns from Ikat Bag|
I also like her twirling skirts,these gorgeous butterfly wings (which could be modified for all manner of bugs) and this Rapunzel/Elsa wig (probably the only way Dear Boy will ever manage long hair).
Dear Boy's getting a wooden kitchen from us for Christmas, so I've also been looking for cooking type pretend play stuff. We have pots, pans, cutlery and lots of wooden food but I've been browsing other bits and pieces including: this chef's hat from Whip Up and this enormous list of free tutorials for felt food from Apartment Therapy.
Art/prints for his walls (space themed or lovely quotes)
Dear Boy's room has a vaguely space-related theme, but his walls are a bit of a mish-mash of old posters and craft. I'd love a few really great prints to help cover the walls. Things like these simple Star Wars artworks/prints from Quite Contrary really tickle my fancy. I'm not sure where they come from but I don't think they'd be too hard for someone with a bit of a crafty flair to replicate.
|Star Wars art works from Quite Contrary|
Dolls clothes for boy dolls
Whatever kind of homemade stuff you want to send is pretty cool by us (within reason, of course, and basic safety standards). Dear Boy would love a PVC pipe water fountain like this one from The Brooding Hen for the tub! I am so not kidding when I say we would welcome a box of PVC pipe bits and pieces that have a few suction cups drilled in.
We all love books here. Books are always great pressies. And they're easy to wrap. Bonus.
Charity donations or gifts that help others
Want to buy a bag of poo or a goat or make a microfinancing loan or a Softie for Mirabel in Dear Boy's name? We're down for that. Send us a link or a photo!
What's on your kids' wishlist this year? What's on yours?