A few times over the years I've posted some gift ideas, gift lists, baby lists, etc. But as I find new things, or my kids get a year older, I never go back to update them, and they drift off to the lost city of "archives."
But seriously, the lists aren't just for entertainment. I use them, I need them. If I had to buy a birthday present for a 2-year-old right now I'd have to think hard because I don't have a 2-year-old this minute, and it's just hard to remember. So instead of trying to post a bunch of stuff over time, and keep track of all the posts, I have gone hog-wild over at Amazon and made a zillion Listmania! lists. 'Cause I like lists.
So first I made favorite gift idea lists for every age we've had so far. And I will continuously update them as we see/receive/give new delights. Many items span several years so I had to just pick an age to put it with, but if you are looking for ideas, scan more than one list.
Do you keep lists like this? Either in a folder, spreadsheet, Listmania, post-it, mental, etc? If you have favorite go-to gifts for a certain age, please share and I will add them! As I said, these lists are for my own reference more than anything!
And while I was making those, I thought of some other lists I wanted to make. So I did. Because making lists is easy and fun and clears my mind. And I can use all the clearance I can get.
Chapter Books I loved as a Child - What's on your list?
Picture Books about Grandparents - I'm super proud of this list. I love books about grandparents. The first fourteen I came up with on my own. Then I started searching and getting more from the library; I only added them to the list if they were worthy of recommendation.
Children's Picture Books about Baking - I've been working on this for awhile; maybe you've seen it from the VGP. But I've added a few so go take another look. My new favorite is Thunder Cake. It also happens to be on the grandparents' book list.