Welcome! I'm a photographer, wife, mom to a sweet baby boy we call John-John, and am expecting another little boy in June.

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Gift Ideas for Toddlers

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Gift ideas for toddlers! My son John John is turning 2 in just a couple weeks. I can’t believe it! It feels like yesterday we were bringing his little round cheeks home from the hospital on a gorgeous fall day. My baby is now a little boy and it’s bittersweet how quickly he has changed. These are the gifts we’re (or his grandparents) are getting him for his birthday this year.

  1. Baby Dyson Vacuum – he is obsessed with helping me clean so I think this will be great. Plus, it works!
  2. Tractor Mac books – more books are always a hit
  3. Wooden barn with animals – I found one in good shape on Facebook Marketplace
  4. New snow boots – these are supposed to be awesome because they slip-on
  5. Winter coat – retro inspired and a gift from his great grandmother, the queen of practical gift-giving
  6. Carhartt overalls – for a boy who spends half his life on his knees playing, these are super durable
  7. Winter hat – for all the time we’ll spend outside during the cold months
  8. Dinosaur sticker pack – I plan to keep some in the diaper bag, in the car, in my purse, etc. for when we need a quick activity

This post had my gift ideas for toddlers this year! If you enjoyed it, you may also like:

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