We love LOVE - Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for your Littlest Love 0
Valentine's Day is fast approaching...I'm pretty sure I was just wrapping Christmas Gifts yesterday but turns out that the days have moved on a lot quicker than that!
I spoke about why we have decided to celebrate Valentine's Day in our house here.
We have been crafting up a storm in our house this past week, preparing for a love filled day by spreading the love to our friends and family. We will share some of the craft ideas we have tried out as well as some special downloads for you to try at home later this week. While we craft, I encourage discussions about our friends and family and try to stimulate some thoughts about why we value them and provide some meaning behind our gift giving.
If your family celebrates this love filled day in a similar way to ours, we have some special gift idea suggestions ranging from cute little metal tins that you can fill with lots of crafty goodies, special treats or tiny treasures.
1. A special collaboration with Polka Dot Club and Misha and Puff, this Persimmon Cuddling Rabbit is the perfect shade of red. This really is a special piece that will become a treasured heirloom in years to come.
2. Any of our Hazel Village animals can be personalised with the addition of a hand embroidered monogram - we embroider a heart and up to three letters in the colours of your choice to make a beautiful, customised gift.
3. These Sweetheart Tin Boxes are great for storing little treats - I could imagine some chocolates in these.
4. Some children like the hold something close, a little friend to provide support and unconditional love when they are feeling out of their depths with their emotions or in an unfamiliar situation. This little My Rabbit is the perfect size to provide a bit of a cuddle and pop into a pocket to keep them feeling safe and a reminder they are loved.
5. These Metal tins come in a pack of 2 and are the perfect size for storing little treasures, hair accessories or yummy treats. I can't go past those adorable piggies, but my daughter has her eyes on the bunny ones.
6. These pretty little butterfly hair clips come in the perfect shade of deep red. Not only are they cute to pop in the hair, they have also stimulated some imaginary play games here in our house. The detail on these ones is amazing, not to mention that beautiful velvet fabric.
If you were wanting some more ideas - we have plenty over at our Valentine's Day Collection.
We will be travelling on Valentine's Day, but my daughter will be opening up the bunny tins that will have this adorable little hedgehog inside one and chocolates in the other to keep her amused on the plane ride.
I know our tins will get filled with lots of treasures around the house and become part of a favourite game of our daughter's called 'It's your birthday' where we all receive a special gift (usually a toy she owns) wrapped in a blanket, towel, shoved into a box or anything that resembles these items.
I would love to know if you celebrate Valentine's Day in your family.
Do you do a family adventure? Try to keep it to the grown ups? Are there any special gifts you have your eye on for yourself (I want to get some ideas to wave past the husband's eyes ;) ).
Wild & Whimsical Things Christmas Count Down: Week 4 2
Image by Rebecca - Thirteen Red Shoes
This is the last instalment of our Wild & Whimsical Things Christmas Count Down using the Maileg Pixy Advent calendar. If you have been following along, I would love to hear from you - I really, really need some recipe inspiration ;)
I just want to take a moment and thank the lovely Rebecca from Thirtheen Red Shoes who took this image of our Pixy House with the mouse tooth fairy. Thank you Bec, it looks amazing (and saved me when I didn't have time to take an image this week).
5 Days Until Christmas
We are going to be sharing Christmas day with some very lovely friends of ours as we decided not to fly up the coast to where both of our families are this holiday (it is our first Christmas with Wild & Whimsical Things and need to hold down the forte for the crazy season).
Penny Pixy is going to leave some pretty paper and some instructions on how to make some Bon Bons to use at lunch time with some cute little gifts for our girls and some yummy chocolates for the adults (I hope you're not reading this Shannon).
Here is some inspiration I found on Pinterest:
This one is from Mr Printables - one of the best websites for crafty paper projects. The link to these cute crackers is here.
These pretty ones are from Oh Happy Day, which literally makes me happy every time I visit this blog. So many pretty and colourful things. You can find the tutorial for these here.
4 Days Until Christmas
Little Penny Pixy wants Eloise to start a new family tradition - we sort of did it last year, but this year will be the offical start. She is going to leave a very special ornament for Eloise to keep and put away safely in a little box until she is a big girl.
I got this idea from the gorgeous Ashley over at Piper and Poppies. If you haven't already been following along her Instagram account or her blog, you are missing out. It describes what childhood should be like in photo form. Can't get enough! Here Instagram account is @piperandpoppies and you can find her blog here.
3 Days Until Christmas
Penny Pixy has one more Christmas Craft - she wants my daughter to try and make some salt dough Christmas ornaments to give out on Christmas day to her little friend and their family. Pinterest is flooding my feed with all of these beautiful DIYs, but do you have any good tried and recommended recipes? I can completely see our effort being one of those 'Nailed It' memes!
2 Days until Christmas
Penny Pixy will leave a note for my daughter to head to a very special event tonight - the rehearsals for the Carols by Candlelight event. Has anyone been in previous years? Any tips on what time we should try and nab a picnic spot and what we should bring for comfort? Last time I went to the Myer music bowl to watch a free ballet event, my legs went numb from sitting on the hard ground for so long.
1 Day until Christmas!
Another tradition that we have started since my daughter was born, is giving new Christmas pyjamas, which have always been a pair of G.Nancy star pjs. So Penny pixy will be leaving a wrapped up pair of the pink ones we managed to score before they sold out. You can see some of their other great range here.
Penny Pixy has left a little note to let my daughter know where her present from Santa is, in a cryptic message (that 2 year will hopefully understand).
My husband's family had a tradition where their Santa present was hidden somewhere and they had to collect clues along the way to find out the final hiding spot. They did this up until 8 years ago! It was pretty funny watching adults get frustrated with the VERY technical clues (I wouldn't have found my present if I relied on figuring out the clues - I'm the worst cryptical and general knowledge person you will come across!).
Do you have any wonderful Christmas traditions you would love to share? Any recipes for gift giving or great DIY crafts? I need to start planning for next year (insert laugh/cry emoji face).