Beckett’s Twoddler Gift Guide Repost

While I’m busy with last minute holiday prep, aka everything since I’ve made procrastination an art form, I thought I’d repost the one and only gift guide I’ve ever written.

​With the crazy, gift giving holidays right around the corner, here’s my list of sure to be a hit items for your twoddler. (Twoddler – the 5 second window between mobile baby and fully walking toddler.) All items have been tested and approved for fun by Beckett*. Bonus! You probably already have most of these items at home. Even better, twoddlers don’t care that something isn’t new. They actually seem to prefer the oldest, grossest thing they can find.

  •     Printer
  •     Dangling wires
  •     Big cardboard box
  •     Kleenex
  •     Little cardboard box
  •     Cat
  •     Toilet paper roll (full or empty)
  •     Trash can (full preferred)
  •     Paper (tissue, wrapping, printer, newspaper, important documents, etc.)
  •     Hair
  •     Floor Cheerios
  •     Medium cardboard box
  •     Sunglasses
  •     Phone
  •     Clothes hanger
  •     Lotion bottle
  •     Spoon
  •     Fork
  •     Knife
  •     Video cassettes (Title/VCR not important. They aren’t going to watch them anyway.)
  •     Coffee cup (full or empty)
  •     Anything that dangles
  •     Rocks
  •     Plastic boxes

*Disclaimer: Beckett only tested items for twoddler funness, and possibly the amount of crazy things they make me say as I try to remove them from his twoddler death-grip. He wasn’t really concerned with safety testing. If safety is a concern for you, you should probably consult a different gift guide.

Junkin’ with a Stroller

This morning on the way to school I saw the coolest wood sorter with six bins sitting near a curb on our street for the trash men. I spent the whole rest of the way to school trying to figure out if I could somehow get it home with just the stroller. It was in such good shape I figured it would be gone by the time I made it back, but it wasn’t! I had the bins sort of in/balanced on the stroller basket and the frame over the stroller handles when the lady who was getting rid of it came out and offered to help me carry it home.

Here it is:

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I’m so glad I picked it up. I knew it was nice, but I didn’t realize just how solid and heavy. I still haven’t decided if it will be for toys or the craft room. For now, it’s sitting in the living room and Beckett is busying himself rearranging the bins.


I want to be an etsy toys kid! Etsy Treasury by Nicole

‘I want to be an etsy toys kid!’ by GatheringNest

Encouraging imagination and creativity instead of plastic.


Red Firetruck Crayons Set of…

$20.00

Sun Stacker – Waldorf Wooden…

$14.00

Toy Baby Ball in Yellow and …

$12.00

Wooden toy – pull frog

$14.00

Felt Oranges Pretend Play Fo…

$8.00

Yellow and Orange Multicolor…

$18.00

Children’s Upcycled Plus…

$15.00

Blue Wand wood – fairy dress…

$7.00

Monkey Super Hero with Cape

$38.00

Small Alligator Puzzle, Han…

$3.00

Baby Doll Sling Toy Pouch St…

$12.00

Purple Tie Die Magnetic Fish…

$25.00

Wood Toy Bowling Game – Whit…

$50.00

Sporty wooden toy car painte…

$8.00

Purple and Pink Butterfly Pr…

$10.00

Waldorf Toy- Flower Fairy- P…

$10.00

Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.