This Little Miggy Stayed Home: Favorite Gifts

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Favorite Gifts

I just thought I'd put together a list of some of Princess Sparkle's favorite gifts from her birthday for anyone else with a four year old on the horizon who might be looking for a good gift.  Some of them are a little more indie-toy-shop cool, while others are just classic and easy to find at your local Target.  In no particular order....

Hungry, Hungry Hippos.  An oldie, but a goodie.  Seriously, one of the funner games to play with the young'uns.  Fast-paced and a family crowd pleaser.  And yes I know funner ain't a word.  

Pop Arty Beads.  I found these on DesignMom when researching toys, and of course they were a hit with 4 year old.  They have fun and unique shapes and you can even make rings and bracelets as well.  I know these will be used for years to come.  

Meileg Mouse in a Box.  My mom found these little mice from Danish toy company Meileg.  I think I love this toy as much as Princess Sparkle.  The little mouse comes in a sturdy box complete with mattress, pillow and knitted blanket.   You can choose from a variety of boy and girl mice.  This is one of the most charming and why-didn't-I-think-of-that? toys I've ever seen.  

Seedling--Good things for Girls Kit.  Another really cute and unique gift that is as beautiful as it is functional.  Seedling makes a lot of amazing kits like a "design your own super hero cape" and "build your own kaleidoscope."  This particular kit is called Good Things for Girls and contains a knitting doll, yarn, a jump rope, pick up sticks, a sketch pad and colored pencils.  I love gifts that encourage creativity.   

Finally, Wikki Stix.  Again, so classic but so great.  I love that they're reusable and mess free, yet versatile and really entertaining at the same time.  Seriously you can't go wrong with a package of wikki stix.      

Anyone else have some great gift ideas for the pre-school set?  


  1. OOoooo...I love cool/fun toys. Thanks for the ideas. I only recently discovered that B line and love all their toys. I can't wait to go research more of seedlings stuff.

  2. I love this list. I have several grandchildren and I hope to remember this for the next 4 year old.

  3. Linda P.7:58 AM

    Wow, great gifts for Princess Sparkle! She will have to make some beautiful jewelry and then model it for your blog. : )

  4. THANKS for this! I was just needing a little girl birthday present. I am not really up on little girl stuff, so this was very helpful!

    And I don't think I have commented on your blog, but just wanted to tell you I love stopping by. You are AMAZING and your cute little Lamp melts my heart...seriously melts. Thanks again!

  5. Anonymous2:41 AM

    Just a shout out to the great little shop I bought two of the gifts from. The Seedling Good Things for Girls Kit & the Meileg Mouse in a Box came from "The Tended Thicket" on Old Gaylord Street for any of you who live in Denver, Colorado. The Tended Thicket is a great local floral and gift shop with a room dedicated to children. Victoria Magazine did a 4 page spread on the shop and it's owner Nikki Depew in it's current March/April issue. Nikki helped me pick these things out. She says she cannot keep the little Mouse in a Box in stock and that even little boys like the Boy Mice! So stop in and check it out!