My kids are 2 and 11 months. I went through their toys and donated anything baby. We decided we’re not having more children so why hold onto things. Second, we did things we needed first (clothes, stockings had some essentials) and 2 small toys. Then under the tree they got small gifts, one big (in size gift) and they share the “big” gift which is a cedar wooden playhouse for outside. We just bought a house and it’s something they will use. Figured they are small and we have a town playground down the street. We have a few years until the big playset for them. We tend to go overboard. I try not to, but my husband didn’t have much growing up and wants to provide what we can for our kids because we are able to. However, I space Xmas presents out (to put little out across the year) especially since birthdays are right before and after Christmas!
My kid is getting boxes. He loves boxes. He won’t know the difference. We are asking family if they want to give him anything to put it in his college fund.
My daughter was only 2 months for her first christmas so we got her some new clothes, a rattle toy, and then bought a bunch of kids toys and donated them. Other kids could use them at the time when my daughter can't. Now as she gets older we continue the tradition and she gets to pick out the toys
We are also doing the special ornament each year that you give to them when they get married for their very first tree together
Books, clothes, baby toys, educational dvd's, a piggy bank and start filling it!!!
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