We've been blessed with three beautiful daughters. They are all precious, and I love them so much! In some ways, they are similar. But in other ways, they differ greatly. My oldest daughter loves girly things like clothes and makeup and also her guitar. My second daughter loves her roller blades and art, and doesn't care for makeup (unless it's for pretending to be a character she's acting out!). And my youngest daughter loves her dolls and frilly dresses and the color pink.
I love each one of them in their uniqueness!
Whenever I buy gifts for my girls, I try to keep their unique personalities and dispositions in mind. With gift-giving season approaching, I thought I would share a few of our favorite things.
We love finding new reading material to give our children for gifts!
Since our older girls were little, some of our favorite books have been The Moody Family Series, by Sarah Maxwell, The Farm Mystery Series, by Stephen and Susie Castelberry, The Chautauqua Series, by Isabella Alden, and The Esther Reid Series, also by Isabella Alden. We also love Lamplighter books. One year we were able to get some of the Lamplighter Theatre dramatized audio books at a very reasonable price, and our whole family has really enjoyed listening to those together.
For our older daughter, who enjoys makeup, I love buying Cowgirl Dirt products. It's nice to know that the makeup she's wearing is all-natural, so I don't need to worry about it being toxic. I discovered Cowgirl Dirt a few years ago (you can read my review here), and their products just get better and better!
I've used quite a few of the Cowgirl Dirt products, and some of my favorites are the lipsticks, the botanical lip gloss, the lip moisturizer, the mascara, and the powder eye liner (love this!). I also use the eye makeup remover and the eye firming cream.
I got my daughters a few more Cowgirl Dirt items for their birthdays this summer, and in addition to the lipstick and lip gloss, one of their favorites was the stardust body glitter, pictured in the little round containers below. They thought that was very fun, and it's so pretty!
All three of my daughters love getting clothes for gifts. So, I find myself scouring all of my favorite online stores for clothing. I bought the above dress from ThredUP, and it was like new. I had a coupon and it was a very reasonable price! My two older daughters have both worn it, one to a bridal shower and the other to a wedding. I got the DownEast Basics skirt, below, on sale at Zulily a couple of years ago. My older daughter received a navy blue one for Christmas.
Christmas is a good time to supply basic items, like a layering tee (below). These cost more than what I normally pay for clothing, but since they're a basic item and they'll get years of use, I feel like they're worth the price. I get ours from Deborah & Co.
I think my oldest daughter would love this whole outfit, which is also from Deborah & Co. You can also find denim skirts, cute tops, and so much more there!
For my youngest daughter, princess play dresses are just what she loves! These are so adorable!
My youngest daughter also loves playing with her 18" doll, and something I love to buy her is these Dollie & Me outfits, where little girls can match their dolls! They even have a Dollie & Me princess dress up set!
You can find a great selection of these on sale at Zulily right now, but the events only last a couple days, so hurry if you're interested in these! I think this matching p.j. set is so cute!
And, how cute is this!? You can even get this trio of mommy/daughter/doll matching aprons!
I love that Deborah & Co. is now also selling books and toys, in addition to clothes! And they have some of our favorites, too. When our older girls were little, they had this little Fold 'n Go dollhouse.
All of the children love playing with this, and it might keep them occupied for hours.
Whenever we think about toys for our children, we look for toys that will inspire creativity. Things like blocks, dolls, a play kitchen, dress-up clothes, etc. A set of playsilks is also fun to have, and you can easily dye your own! You can also stitch up a simple doll skirt using fabric scraps--you can make your own matching outfits for your daughter and her doll! :)
Yes, I really do buy Lilla Rose hair accessories as gifts for my daughters!
Even though I sell these and we have quite a few of them at our house, I do like to gift my daughters with their own. They love having their own Flexi Clips to put their hair up with (my older daughter wears her hair up in a large Flexi Clip almost every day!), and they also love it when I surprise them with the other products, especially the ultra-comfortable headbands.
Speaking of Lilla Rose, the biggest sale of the year is coming! Black Friday is coming, and I love being able to shop from the comfort of home. Can't wait 'til Friday!
In addition to the sales announcements, I have something fun planned that will take place right here on the blog--there's going to be a mystery hostess party, and also a giveaway! If you order through the mystery hostess party, you could be chosen to win all the hostess rewards!!
Now, to finish up those last-minute Thanksgiving preparations...
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