Ok, so Eleanor hasn’t really ‘voiced’ her Santa list as yet, but of course I’ve been a busy little elf gathering bits and pieces to stuff in her Santa sack on Christmas Eve. I still can’t believe I have a child to do Santa stuff for – eeeee!!! And yes, I am aware that she will find the wrapping paper and boxes the most entertaining and probably none of her actual gifts. Just indulge me for a moment though please…
I’ve tried to take some advice from my own mother and not buy things which I know Eleanor will love right now as her almost-six-month-old self. Things that will go the distance over the next year have been on my radar. Our big old chestnut tree in the backyard is crying out for a swing in the summer (once Blossom has mastered this sitting business). I’ve also tried to not go heavy on the toys – she already has so many toys from her big cousins, and like I said – is pretty entertained with a piece of paper. So other items which she ‘needs’ have been on the Santa wish list – a pram liner, a new summer weight Grobog, clothes (although she really doesn’t need more of them either!), headbands, books, a nightlight, pretty crockery for our good little eater, a print for her room and fabric wall decals. She does have a Sophie little teether with handles which is pretty much her number one ‘toy’, so am considering getting her the actual big Sophie version. Pram toys are a bit light on also, so how could I resist this Lamaze hippo for our ‘Hippo’?! I have also commissioned a beautiful handmade doll for her very first Christmas – nawwww! Eleanor was spoiled by her godparents with a gorgeous Pandora charm bracelet for her baptism (and a sweet little bible charm), I’d like to buy her a charm for special occasions, her first Christmas will obviously be one of them with a little stocking charm. All of this of course will be lovingly stuffed into her very own Santa sack (I got this one from Monet + Sox on Down That Little Lane) which I originally thought was too small…but have since decided that small is good. Very good.
What’s on your Santa radar?
Do you have a little one celebrating their first Christmas?
Done any Christmas shopping yet or avoiding the shops like me? Ugh.
Anything for a 6+ month old I should be adding?
I really shouldn’t be adding…