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Last Minute #GiftIdeas For The Holidays

Updated: Mar 25, 2020

Running out to the mall this weekend in a frenzy? Have a child to buy for? Have no fear, I've written out a fool-proof shopping guide for ages 0 - 12. Of course, its all about books.

If you're like me, mall traffic in December makes you want to pull your hair out. I've included links so you can shop online and stay in your jammies all're welcome!!

A book is the gift that keep on giving! Long after the toys get boring and the candy is eaten, reading fills a child with creativity and their hearts with wonder. Here are my recs for a book paired with a cute toy. But don't take my word for it...I interviewed several little minions and these ideas received their enthusiastic stamp of approval.

Age: Birth to 2

Book: C is For Christmas

Toy: Plush Lamb

Age: 2 to 5

Book: The Bubble Who Would Not Pop

Toy: Bubble Machine

Age: 6 to 8


Book: The Princess in Black Series

Toy: Hair scrunchies are making a big comeback!

Tote to carry her new books


Book: Dog Man Series

Slime Kit:

Ages 8 to 10


Book: Teeney Sweeney and the Mustache Cash

Mustache Socks:

Pencil Box:


Book: Goosebumps Retro Set w/ Box:

Ages 11-12


Book: Sunday Sprinkles

Cupcake Supplies:



Book: The Wednesday Wars

Indoor Baseball

Need more book recs! Ask me on Twitter! @AnnetteMClayton

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Annette M. Clayton

Writer of Children's Books. Lover of Grumpy Cat. Sweatpants Enthusiast

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