Last weekend I was in a store and noticed they were getting ready for Christmas. Neither Halloween nor Thanksgiving were in sight. I'm not mad about this. I love Christmas! But it got me thinking -- what is Christmas like with a toddler? Last year, we vowed to keep Christmas about the experiences, the festivities and our family. We didn't want to overwhelm Javi with gifts so we recommended non-toy gifts and/or experience gifts from family members, too. Between Sean and I -- we instilled the 4 gift rule: a want, a need, something to wear and something to read. Those items all fit into his "Christmas Eve box". Then he got a small stocking (from Santa) and lastly 1 gift from us (a play-kitchen). He was incredibly lucky to also be given … [Read more...] about Non-toy gifts for toddlers.