I’m sure it will come as NO surprise that Sam was totally spoiled with gifts from our amazing friends and family for his birthday. (Jeff and I gave him one book – #6 – that’s all.) He didn’t need a single thing, but he sure is enjoying playing with all of his new toys and games!
Here are a few of his current favorite things:
1. Melissa and Doug Joey Magnetic Dress-Up
Sam just got one of these for his birthday, but I’ve been eyeing it for a while. There is a girl version too, and they make GREAT gifts! Plus, I love how they resemble paper dolls from my own toy days. 🙂
Grocery store is a FAVORITE game in our house lately. Miss Jennifer stocked Sam’s store (i.e. a converted Ikea tool bench) for his birthday, and we’ve been “shopping ever since.”
3. Radio Flyer Classic Red Tricycle
You probably saw my photo of Sam trying out his new bike from my parents at the beach… He loves it, and I’m looking forward to taking “walks” with it around the neighborhood when the weather cools off a little since Sam is over his stroller these days.
4. Little Tikes Gas & Go Mower
All the little boys on our street have mowers, and Sam finally got one of his own from Jeff’s parents. He’s excited to join the neighborhood lawn care company, and Jeff’s pumped to “train him early.”
5. Let’s Go Fishin, HiHo! Cherry-O, and Hungry Hungry Hippos
I’ve mentioned before our newfound love for “board games.” These are three of our family favorites.
Ok, Sam really didn’t care one bit about this one, but I had to buy it because I think it is the sweetest book EVER. It’s written by the same lady who wrote Sarah Plain and Tall and All the Places to Love (both favorites of mine when I was little) and is a BEAUTIFUL tribute to your firstborn. It celebrates early milestones and the fact that he was the one that taught us to be parents. I’m sure Sam will appreciate it one day, but for now, it’s guaranteed to make ME cry.
Do you have a three year old? What’s his/her favorite toy? What’s your go-to gift for little ones?
My two year old’s birthday is next month and I would love to hear some gift suggestions that Sam enjoyed, especially fun low tech toys. H loves cars, rocks, and books (we’re actually having a bookworm theme party).
Erika B. says
This is great! My nephew turns 3 in a few weeks, so I’ll just shop from this list!! 🙂
We love the lawnmower too! My daughters Birthday is in December and my little guy’s is in November. Last year, we did a HUGE party at a horse farm the week before Christmas and we were so inundated (blessed) with gifts that we decided to do a 4 1/2 year and 2 1/2 year party next summer for the kids. That way, we can do a fun summer outdoor party (we live in NJ) like Mermaids & Pirates by the pool, and they will get to enjoy some new gifts half way thru the year. Glad Sam had a Happy Birthday!
Yolo Momma says
Right now, Eliza is all about My Little Pony, but depending on the gender, I’ve been making a fabric crayon roll up caddy and for the boys, a super hero cape and mask.
You can find the cape here: http://yolomomma.blogspot.com/2014/07/super-fun-pintrest-test.html
That book looks so sweet! I definitely want to check it out- what a great gift idea!