• Annette M. Clayton

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 day...you'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 https://littlelambbooks.com/product/c-is-for-christmas/

Toy: Plush Lamb https://www.stuffedsafari.com/Realistic-Stuffed-Baby-Sheep-7-Inch-Miyoni-Plush-p/ar-26208.htm

Age: 2 to 5

Book: The Bubble Who Would Not Pop https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-bubble-who-would-not-pop-shelly-roark/1126744592

Toy: Bubble Machine https://www.target.com/p/blitz-blowout-bubble/-/A-18776420

Age: 6 to 8


Book: The Princess in Black Series

Toy: Hair scrunchies are making a big comeback! https://www.claires.com/us/hair/hair-ties/scrunchies/

Tote to carry her new books https://www.shopjustice.com/ombre-sequin-initial-mini-backpack/prd-16140128#color/619


Book: Dog Man Series https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/dog%20man%20series/_/N-w

Slime Kit: https://www.fivebelow.com/nickelodeon-trade-slime-scented-slime-kit.html

Ages 8 to 10


Book: Teeney Sweeney and the Mustache Cash

Mustache Socks: https://www.claires.com/us/rainbow-striped-knee-socks-with-mustaches-227601.html

Pencil Box: https://www.shopjustice.com/born-to-sparkle-lockable-art-box/prd-16220204?ref_page=search&#color/619


Book: Goosebumps Retro Set w/ Box: https://www.target.com/p/goosebumps-25th-anniversary-retro-set-by-r-l-stine-hardcover/-/A-52835726

Ages 11-12


Book: Sunday Sprinkles https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sunday-sundaes-coco-simon/1127208600?ean=9781534417465#/

Cupcake Supplies: https://www.target.com/p/meri-meri-flamingo-cupcake-kit-baking-cups-1ct/-/A-78790322

Sprinkles: https://www.target.com/p/wilton-rose-sprinkles-mix-4-6oz/-/A-54483680


Book: The Wednesday Wars https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wednesday-wars-gary-d-schmidt/1100179777?ean=9780547237602#/

Indoor Baseball https://www.kohls.com/product/prd-1262785/franklin-baseball-target-indoor-pitch-game.jsp

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

or email me at annclayton25@gmail.com

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Annette M. Clayton

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