It’s always a task to present shop for Trevy. In fact, I pretty much dread it. I want to balance therapeutic benefits with fun with not wasting money. We have a knack for buying things that just don’t interest him. And I have a knack for getting sappy when I spend too long looking at the age brackets. It doesn’t help that right now he’s in a therapy funk. Anything that even hints of educational or therapeutical annoys him. You should see the battle of the Trevy Trays we’ve been having lately! And really…can I blame him? The kid has been in a variety of therapies since he was SEVEN months old! He can smell a therapist from a mile away.
But alas Christmas is coming. And he’s starting to notice things. In fact, his newest fave phrase is “I buy that!” while flipping through toy catalogs or the toys r us app which silly mommy downloaded or the ever marketing of young minds tv commercials. Last year we might have gotten away with only re-gifting him a present or two. This year? No way Jose!
So anyway…I thought I’d share some of the gifts we’re thinking about or have already bought him. You know. Just in case you have a Trevy-ish kiddo to buy for this year and could use some ideas. I’ve linked all the pictures to places I found them – and since I’m a cheap skate these are where I found the best prices too. You’re welcome.
I’ve been drooling over some of the the (you should investigate them for yourself and not let my opinion influence you otherwise) child tablets on the market these days. Jonathan is totally anti the Leapfrog learning tablet or Vetch's innotab (our local TRUs has displays out to fiddle with). He hates that the games are so expensive. And typically these systems have a whole slew of cords and cases and paraphernalia to go along with them. Which inevitably gets lost and needs to be replaced. For a pretty penny. We have two other kids who’ve educated us in this matter. Besides, we LOVE our iPad. Buuuut…I’m nervous about taking it with us when we go out and about. I’d love to get Trevy something more mobile. If we ever do…it’ll likely be an iPod touch. Since that’s the only thing daddy’ll go for and we already have gobs of apps waiting in iTunes.
Learning to ride a tricycle has been one of Trevy’s IEP goals for the past two years. He’s now up to pushing the pedals two times in a row. Which is great but totally not enough for us to splurge on buying him one since I know chances are it’ll sit in the back yard getting rusty.
So instead…I have my eye on Bike 1
A battery powered Mickey Mouse scooter (ages 2-6) from Walmart. Cutest thing ever, right?! Can’t you just see him cruisin’ around on it. Curls to the wind! It’s friendly on the budget too!
And then we have Bike 2.
The Plasma Car is just too cool! I think Trevy would love that there is no foot pedaling required. Mommy loves that there is arm movement required which means that we can still sneak some therapy in. Tobes and Bri would love that they can use it too! There is no age limit for use of this and the weight limit is 250lbs. Which means he’ll never outgrow it!
It’s a tradition for me to buy a puzzle of some kind each year. I tried to convince Grams to buy it this year. She laughed. Cause she knows her grandson well enough to know that this would probably be his least fave gift. It looks too much like work! She refuses to buy something he ain’t gonna love. But I’ve had my eye on this Melissa and Doug Latch Board puzzle forever! AC Moore usually has a 50% all M & D products around this time of year.
All of the sudden Trevy is totally into books. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is his current fave. I’m a big fan of book apps and the library to prevent cluttering up the house. But sometimes a book is worth buying. I’m thinking this might be one of them!
I bought this Elmo set MONTHS ago when it was on super clearance at Target. Any Play-Doh set would be fine…but having a fave character in the mix makes it that much better.
Binkies have been the stocking stuffer of choice for the past four years. But since we’re trying to wean the bink…
It’s a toss up between this…
Because what Christmas is complete without unwrapping your fave snack foods?!
Toby is way into legos. Trevy is way into anything that Toby is. Duplos by Lego are the perfect solution. I hope. Cause we did buy him a Toy Story set the other day.
Trevy has always been a lover of tunes. Which makes sense when you understand that the right brain is the primary music digest-er. Trevy would totally love a cd player of his own! Complete with cds, of course. Which (because we’re smart like that) would be copies of the master.
If you’re a blogger mommy or daddy and have shared your ideas too – leave a comment and I’ll link your post in here. Because the more – the merrier!
Hope you all had a lovely relaxing Thanksgiving. We did!