Let’s Shop for Little Boys

Here are a few gift ideas for little boys in your world. Need to buy a gift this season and have no kids yourself? Or do you have only girls in your home and have no clue what little boys like? Here are a few of our son’s favorites…

Batman, Robin and the Batcave by Imaginex

Batman, Robin and the Batcave by Imaginex

This Batcave playset by Imaginext is at the top of our son’s Christmas list.  The action figures are easy for small hands to hold and the multiple feature playscape is perfect for hours of crime fighting play.



Under the Sea Connectagons by Hearth Song

If you are looking for things to build their love of building, look to the Hearth Song website for this Under the Sea Connectagons set. The disks stack onto one another to create endless adventures with coral, plants, sea turtles, seahorses and other ocean life.


Lego Juniors construction site playset

Lego Juniors construction site playset

We are moving up from Duplo to Lego Juniors this Christmas with sets form the Lego Juniors collection. These sets come with pre-built elements to make your child’s introduction to standard sized Lego pieces easier. Created for kids ages 4-7 these Juniors building sets come in construction site, pony farm, Batman and other themes.

Need more ideas?

Looking for gifts for budding musicians? This Rainbow Learning Guitar or the Giant Floor Piano  are sure winners.

Shopping for artists? Try the The Lil’ Davinci Art Frames or the My Space Art Portfolio.

If you must buy clothing try this Batman Beanie or this I’m Batman tee (notice the B-man love); both from Gap Kids.

Happy shopping!!!!!


Holiday Shopping with a Three Year Old for Three Days – Stokke Time

The weather in Atlanta has been less than perfect this holiday season. It’s been colder and wetter than Rudolph’s nose. That still doesn’t stop the fact that holiday gifts must be purchased, and with a husband who flies for work and a three year old always by my side; it is no easy feat. I love online shopping; but there is something magical about the crowds and the beautiful shop windows.   It was going to be a great weekend of shopping. The weather however had other plans.

Friday –
I was filled with weekend optimism so it was no problem. ICE Atlanta was having a holiday pop-up shop in Candler Park. I picked the boy up from school and we headed over. It was cloudy and cold; but he was in a great mood and the building it was in was so cute.


Great Christmas decorations in Candler Park.

And the magical windows. . . Check!


We had a great time but didn’t HAVE to have anything this year. We called it a day.

Saturday –
The rain was falling; but we braved the elements to go to the Decatur Square to visit Cooks Warehouse. A cooking class had just begun and the store was full of shoppers, the stroller made it around every tight corner and display. Aaron never asked to get out his stroller and I found what I was looking for in less than two minutes. Christmas miracles.

I counted my blessings, and the multiplying raindrops and decided to head home.


Being an angel in Cook’s Warehouse

The kid loves his grandmas. Tall Grandma (he differentiates the two grandmothers by noting their stature) was on a mission for winter hats. Unfortunately, after standing in horrid lines in three shops Aaron pulled his own hat down:


And was done!

hat down

We had reached the end of our shopping day as far as Aaron was concerned.

I hope you all have been successful in your shopping. If you have kids in-tow hopefully you didn’t have to depend on bribes and using your cell phone as a distraction too much.


The Devil Went Down to Georgia….

Satan has arrived in the form of a Kate Spade outlet store at the North Georgia Premium outlets!!!! We took a visit there on Black Friday and had a blast. I scored a fine new purse/Christmas gift from my mother there. I had the option of Kate or Coach which is surreal to me. If you had told me when I was in high school, “Just wait, when you are an adult your mom will buy you overpriced handbags for gifts in the future: I would have never believed you.

Coach was packed full of people. They have moved to a larger location but that just means more people are crammed inside. They had a mega sale going on! She picked up a bag for herself and one for my sister-in-law that were an additional 40% off.

Banana Republic had their entire store on sale at 50% off. I picked up two beautiful pear necklaces that will go great with my outfits I am taking to St. Thomas. Also, I found two great dresses at BCBG for $39.00. Tis the season for great gifts at great prices.

We were not alone in our successful hunts for bargains. Everyone was weighed down with bags upon bags. It will be interesting to see how well the retail community fared this weekend. I think if they keep up sales like these this holiday could be a bright one.