First, I am going to discuss kid’s toys with you that can be found at Nordstrom. Good stuff!
Next, I’m going to show you how I got my Christmas craft on (and how you can too)!
So even if you don’t have kids of your own or any kids to buy for, make sure you scroll down to the end of the post for some amazing deals….
Because you will see a cardi (that I featured just last week) that is now ON SALE for $20!!!!
And a blush pink coat for $38.
And you also might want to know that ALL Holiday items are 20% OFF at Nordstrom HERE!
(Ornaments, tea towels, table runners, wood signs, and other great stuff is all on sale!)
PART 1: NORDSTROM KID’S TOYS
I’ve partnered up with Nordstrom today to highlight some of the kid’s toys they carry!
Nordstrom carries toys?
Yes they do.
And they actually carry some FANTASTIC ones.
Nordstrom, just when I thought I couldn’t love you any more than I already did, you went and made my Christmas shopping easier for my kid too.
Click HERE for all toys if you just want to browse around yourself.
First off, if you are a girl mom, you are going to be over the moon for their entire shop dedicated to Frozen! Click HERE and make your little girl’s dreams come true!!!! 🙂
There are 67 items to choose from!
And I know these aren’t technically toys, but you can click HERE for the kid’s sport shop that includes kids’ sports fan gear! I know little boys obsessed with certain teams are always happy to get more sports gear!
Okay…now it’s time for TOYS!
Here’s Carter with one of his Kn friends and our little neighbor friend playing with his Magformers!
I’m telling you that on playdates, with a room full of toys, the boys ALWAYS go for the Magnaforms first. Girls definitely enjoy them too, but boys go crazy for them.
The box says for ages 6+, but Carter has been actively playing with these since he was about 3 years old. I would say that most kids need to be at least 4 to follow the directions booklets to build certain things (which Carter loves doing), but he also has just as much just using his imagination and building his own creations! I’m telling you, these blocks are awesome.
They are definitely in Carter’s TOP 5 toys of all times.
In fact, he liked THIS set so much, that we got him THIS set also.
Because Magformers alone are awesome, but Magformers WITH WHEELS? Mind. Blown.
Here’s the official review I left on nordstrom.com (not sure if it’s live on the site yet):
My 6 year old son has 2 Magformers sets. He got the first set as a Christmas gift from grandparents several years ago, and I couldn’t believe how expensive the set was. I no longer think that because Carter has now played with this set for 3 straight years in a row! That’s a really long shelf-life for a toy! It still captures his imagination, and he continues to reach for it often. He likes playing quietly by himself with these blocks, but also loves to play with them when friends are over (and the friends always think they are so cool!). The pieces are very durable (my 15 year old nephew likes playing with them too because of the sticking power of the magnets)! And just as much fun as building? Squishing it all down after you’ve admired your work! I promise you this, you will get your money’s worth, and you will end up buying additional sets!
Here’s Carter and my PRECIOUS nephew Brody (15 months old) at my parent’s house this last weekend. You can see Carter has made a headband and necklace with the Zoobs.
He also had a lion whip he had crafted which didn’t make it into the picture. He may or may not have gotten into trouble for whipping it around like a lion tamer (“because Mom – lion tamers have to tame their lions!) too close to the t.v.
Whenever we travel (to the ranch, to the grandparent’s house, etc.), we always take the Zoobs and the Magformers with us! We store them in these little $5 containers from Target, and the containers make them very easy to clean up at home as well as super portable and easy throw in the car whenever we need to!
So, if you have any lingering doubt about these Magformers or Zoobs, don’t.
These toys are awesome.
Not only do they ignite your child’s imagination, but they also give you a little bit of peace and quiet because they are perfect for independent play.
Now…for mamas…that’s as good of a recommendation as you can get!
Magformers HERE (3 different sets to choose from)/ Zoobs HERE (3 sets to choose from)
After buying the Magformers and the Zoobs, if you still need the other gifts, there are
still lots to choose from!
MORE GREAT GIFT IDEAS:
a) melissa and doug learn to play xylophone HERE
b) busy bead tree toy HERE
c) wooden farm train HERE
d) block and roll push toy HERE
e) Melissa and Doug wooden doll house HERE
f) princess stamp set HERE
g) karaoke system with disco lights HERE
h) show horse stable HERE
i) park and go parking garage HERE
j) Melissa and Doug activity table HERE
k) Melissa and Doug railway set HERE
l) dinosaur stamp set HERE
(We had the Golden Retriever in Carter’s nursery next to his crib, and now he has it next to his bunk beds! He loves it!)
All things Melissa and Doug HERE.
If you have a dinosaur lover, click HERE for all things dinosaur (including stamps, floor puzzles, and figures to play with)!
Click HERE for kid’s Christmas pajamas if you still don’t have anything for your little one to wear on Christmas morning.
(My little guy just sleeps in his underwear, but I get him Christmas pjs every year so we don’t have to have undy pics!)
So, for a review, just scroll through for amazing toy choices!
Just click on the toy(s) you are interested in!
AND REMEMBER, NORDSTROM HAS FREE SHIPPING AND FREE RETURNS!
Also, you can click HERE for a grouping of BEST SELLERS!
And if you look down the left-hand side bar, you can see toys divided into the following other groups: boys, girls, wow-factor toys, and toys under $25.
because Pinterest Told Me To!
(These are pics from our old house….our Christmas decorations aren’t up at the new house yet!)
They really tug on this mama’s heart.
We used a 16×20 canvas for this one to make sure we had plenty of room.
I just used a pencil to do a rough sketch of about what size I wanted the tree to be.
Every so often, genius strikes.
I imagine I will BAWL MY HEAD OFF the first time I pull them out and he’s not living with us.
PART 3: BONUS ITEMS!
So it’s $34.80. FOR A COAT!!! It comes in 3 other colors.
Click HERE for the sale selection!
Do you remember this next cardigan that I featured on Monday? Well, I wasn’t able to find the exact color online and lots of you were disappointed , but I finally found it yesterday morning!
AND GUESS WHAT?
IT’S ON SALE!
MAKING IT $20.
Click HERE for the cardi.
For size reference, I’m wearing an x-small.
(similar leopard belt HERE / UGGs HERE / blanket scarf HERE)
This entire outfit is totally laid back, uber comfy, but still pretty dang cute ifidosaysomyself!
This next item isn’t on sale, but I still thought it was worth posting.
The BIG cardigan trend doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere.
So, that’s it for today ladies!
I hope I was able to help you out and get some of your shopping for your kids crossed off your list!
And a big thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring the kid’s toy portion of this post!
I forgot my Santa Alert for today!
Click HERE for these amazing personalized pouches! ONLY $16.50!
For $16.50 think TEACHER GIFTS, FRIEND GIFTS, GIFTS FOR EVERY GIRL ON YOUR LIST! Sadly, many of the letters are already sold out, but maybe you’ll get lucky?!?
Click HERE for pillows from the same maker that are absolutely darling!
Remember, you can click HERE to see all my 2014 Santa Alerts!
I’d like to invite you to come back here on Black Friday and Cyber Monday before you do your shopping.
So, don’t go shopping by yourself, that’s no fun!
Throw on your pajamas, grab a cup of hot chocolate, plop yourself down on the couch and we will go shopping together! I have already started working on the post, and I will continue to do so even after it goes live…updating it with new items that I find or that y’all tell me about!
I will be highlighting TONS of retailers in hopes to streamline your online shopping and make it as easy and stress free as possible.