Apologies in advance, but I’m afraid I’ve become one of those irritating people who start buying Christmas presents in August. It’s not that I’m obsessing over the festive season so soon (as much as I love it, I try not to peak too early), but because over the last few years I’ve realised that this is the best way to spread the cost of Crimbo. There is nothing worse than getting to the end of November, then trying to find the money for presents. Okay, so I know you don’t have to spend a lot, but we like to treat ours at this time of year since we don’t tend to buy them many toys the rest of the year (birthdays excepted), and we have several nieces and god-children we also like to spoil. We always have a big toy clear out before Christmas and birthdays, with the general rule being ‘1 in, 1 out’! I either Ebay toys, or give them to friends or good causes.
I love buying things for both of them, but I think it’s important to teach them how lucky they are compared to many children, hence the donating old toys. Now F in particular is a bit older, this is something he can start getting involved in.
I’d started compiling a little list for both Freddie and Sasha a while ago, and the above are a some of things I have in mind for F, or have bought for him already. I am not buying him too much in case he suddenly might request something from Father Christmas at the last minute (he has only asked for one thing so far, some heinous flashing light trainers!). I try and think of things that will last him throughout the year, as since he has a February birthday, he tends to get a lot of things in one go. He has oodles of cars and trains, and whilst he may have a couple of these in his stocking, we’ve been trying to think outside the box a little, and go for items we think he will love but might not automatically think of.
1 | Mini guitar
5 | Marble Run
6 | Fishing Game
9 | Scooter Bell
10 | Bosch Work Bench
What are you getting your little ones for Christmas?!