We did it. We’ve officially begun Christmas shopping. My husband and I were out on a date and ended up at the supermarket. While mindlessly walking aisles in the Christmas décor department, my husband made a decree that from now on, when we’re at the store alone together without our kids this year, we have to buy at least one Christmas present for one or both of them. We’ve often started on our Christmas stash this early, and below are a few reasons why.
When the time is taken to pick out more thoughtful toys
, we end up with a whole lot less “kids meal” styled, easily broken, unimpressionable toys than lasting, better looking, and much higher quality toys. The closer to Christmas or birthdays we get, the more likely we are to become rushed, and therefore we end up with toys that are pretty lame. Sure, money plays a large role here, but I’d much rather spend my money on a nicer toy that is more expensive, than 10 cheap toys that aren’t going to make it past a couple of months. Picking out the perfect toys early on is also great for:
- A budget
- Deciphering exactly who gets what
- Gift wrapping!
- Watching for on-sale items
The last thing I have found that makes thoughtfully shopping early on incredibly helpful has to do with the fact that I don’t always have the best memory. A brilliant idea will pop into my head halfway through the year and by the time December rolls around, there’s no way of remembering things I’ve thought up during the past several months. Making a list and beginning my hunt early definitely helps me combat this memory lapse and I end up with much better toys
than just being stuck frantically browsing through the toy aisle the week before Christmas! To help you with your early Christmas shopping, we've made a list of The Baby Cubby
’s current top ten toys.
- SpinAgain and again stacker
Fat Brain Toys SpinAgain
- Who needs a tablet when you've got a magnatab...let?
- The most catchable rattle
Little Cosmetics Pretend Makeup
There you have it: ten toys that are sure to be a hit in your household. Whether you're gearing up for Christmas or you just want a fantastic toy for your little one, you certainly can't go wrong with this batch!