Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Want, Need, Wear, Read: For Girls

Don't tell Alice, but we didn't get her anything for Christmas last year. I mean she was just over a month old, already spoiled with gifts, and pretty much just happy lying on the floor staring at the tree lights. Things are so much different this year, she's so fun, interactive and really into ripping paper, I knew things could get out of hand...

So, in an attempt to simplify gift giving I'm implementing the 'four gift rule' - something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read. I wish I could give credit to this genius idea, it's been floating all over pinterest and I can't really pin down an original source. I'll just thank the internet for the great idea - thanks, internet.

And if you're anything like me and just looked at the calendar wondering where on earth November went (so much for getting all my shopping done) here is some simplified gift giving inspiration to help you out. First up, the little girls...

Want, Need, Wear, Read: For Girls
WANT: Plan Toys Tea Set NEED: Aden & Anais Sleep Sack (on sale!) WEAR: Glitter Lace Shoes (on sale!) 
READ: The Heart and The Bottle*, by Oliver Jeffers




Super easy, right?

What's your plan of attack for Christmas shopping?

Christine


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19 comments:

  1. Love this idea - makes it a bit easier for shopping... We didn't get Leo anything his first year either (he was about a month old as well). He got so much for his birthday we were thinking of just doing a couple things and this is a great idea - thanks!

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    1. Glad I'm not the only parent who didn't shop for a newborn!

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  2. great idea! love the tea set and the glitter shoes. our girls each have a pair of glitter shoes and they grab them all the time for us to put on. We were actually thinking of getting them a couple things + gymnastics lessons. They are still too young to feel tricked out of a gift and lessons x 2 are expensive.

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    1. That sounds like an awesome idea, do you think they're old enough to get "the gift that keeps on giving" ;) I bet everything x2 can get expensive!

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  3. What a wonderful idea. The perfect way to keep things from snowballing into a massive shopping spree...and an easy way to zero in on what you really want / need to purchase. Love it and love your picks!

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    1. You know me, I'm all about lists and organization (and keeping my shopping under wraps doesn't hurt either). haha.

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  4. I LOVE this! thanks for sharing.
    I think I'm going to go over my list now to see if I have those things.
    :)

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    1. It made things so much easier for me, hope it helps!

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  5. Awww! What a cute roundup! Dying over those little shoes!

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  6. this year we're hand making all our presents. our daughter is 20 months old and she'll be getting gifts from her grandparents, so nothing from us. and the gifts are things she needs and one want. easy peasy :)
    loving the gifts you have featured! the sleep sack sadly didn't work for our little one but I know lots of babies who love it.

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    1. Aw, handmade gifts are always special, love that.

      I'm so happy she still rocks the sleep sack, the girl moves around so much she'd never keep a blanket on her!

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  7. I am totally doing this with Avery this year too. Heard about it last year and thought it was a great idea. I am doing all my shopping once I get out there if you wanna join me one day :)

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    1. You know I'm always up for shopping, Marie!!

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  8. I love this idea and I'm trying to reign myself in this year and work with this rule. Love what you have picked for A - that book is so sweet, but so sad....I almost burst into tears when we read it!

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  9. I love this idea and I'm trying to reign myself in this year and work with this rule. Love what you have picked for A - that book is so sweet, but so sad....I almost burst into tears when we read it!

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  10. Gotta love Pinterest! I am doing this in my house too. I had my littles do the book exchange for each other. It was so fun taking them out to buy books. Ok those shoes are darling and who doesn't love a sale ;)

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  11. We are attempting this 4 gift rule but so far its not working out!

    For something to wear: 4 pieces of clothing, plus a pair of pj's...but they were all on sale (extremely cheap!) so maybe that can excuse us :P.
    Something to read: we got her 2 books
    Something they want: building blocks.
    Don't have something she needs yet...but maybe I will sew some of her blankets to make a sleep sack (mine's a mover too)

    I'm horrible at knowing when to stop!

    I'm finding it hard to stop buying stuff for her...

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  12. We are attempting this 4 gift rule but so far its not working out!

    For something to wear: 4 pieces of clothing, plus a pair of pj's...but they were all on sale (extremely cheap!) so maybe that can excuse us :P.
    Something to read: we got her 2 books
    Something they want: building blocks.
    Don't have something she needs yet...but maybe I will sew some of her blankets to make a sleep sack (mine's a mover too)

    I'm horrible at knowing when to stop!

    I'm finding it hard to stop buying stuff for her...

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  13. Those shoes...she clearly "needs" those as well :) Adorable! Such cute gift guides.

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