Toddler Christmas Wishlist

Ella's Christmas Wishlist

It’s finally my favourite time of year. Christmas. Which has become even more special since we had the little lady. This Christmas, her third one so far looks set to be the most magical one yet. At 2.5 years old she is finally old enough to understand, albeit very loosely, the concept of christmas. So the excitement in our household is building already, and this time it’s not just from me.

Rather excitingly, this is also the first christmas where we’ve really understood what the little lady likes and enjoys, so this year her list is largely shaped by her four current obsessions; Kitchen Role Play, Disney Princesses (Cinderella in particular), Toy Story and Bing Bunny. The little lady has lots of lovely things on her list, mainly from GLTC, The Disney Store and John Lewis that are perfect for toddlers age 2-3+. So if you need any inspiration for your little one this christmas, this might be a good place to start!

1.GLTC Sweet Pea Wooden Kitchen. The little lady has outgrown her very small wooden toy kitchen that was bought for her first birthday last year. I knew that meant, that this christmas her main present would either have to be a doll’s house or an upgrade to a full size wooden toy kitchen. We’d had our eyes on the very pretty GLTC Sweet Pea Wooden Kitchen for quite a while. Not only because it looks like it is the perfect size for a two year old, but because it is also surprisingly functional with an oven, washing machine and microwave, which is a massive upgrade on her single oven. We are incredibly lucky to be able to tick this off our list already after GLTC very generously gifted Ella with one of their best selling kitchen ranges for her to test and play with this christmas! It will be her grandest and loveliest gift and I can’t wait for her to see it on christmas morning. The hardest decision now is whether to wrap it or assemble it ready for her to play with! Retails full price at £160.

2.Disney Cinderella Dress Up Costume. A few months ago, the little lady developed a very sudden obsession with Cinderella which has since extended to all Disney Princesses. But her love and obsession for Cinderella in particular remains and she has made it very clear with every Disney Princess and Cinderella advert or toy that she has seen on tv, in stores or in brochures, that she simply must have all things Cinderella and Disney Princess this christmas. A Disney Cinderella dress up outfit would be the perfect gift for our little lady to pretend she is a princess too. Retails full price at £35.95.

3.GLTC Cherry Blossom Wooden Dolls House Ever since we discovered GLTC we’ve had our eyes on their lovely wooden dolls house and have dreamed about the day that our little lady would be old enough to have one of her own. Theres something about the quality and modern, yet traditional colours and design of the Cherry Blossom wooden dolls house that makes it stand out from the others on the market. If you are considering a doll’s house for your little one, then you should definitely consider this one, its beautiful. Retails full price at £115.

4.Disney Cinderella Animators Doll. The little lady is probably around the right age for us to start introducing her to dolls, and these Disney Animators dolls are the perfect size to start with. That and the fact that they have a lovely range to choose from which includes Cinderella! Retails full price at £20.

5.GLTC Wooden Toy Till. Not only is this a lovely wooden toy to extend the little lady’s role play range with, but it is also educational. I love the idea of starting to teach her about the concept of money. There a few toy tills out there to pick from, but this is a beautiful, traditional but modern wooden one which comes in two lovely colours to pick from. Retails full price at £26.

6.Disney Toy Story Talking Rex. Earlier this year the little lady discovered Toy Story and with it her first obsession. Since then we’ve slowly collected all the films and most of the toys. Rex is one of the last ones that she has left to get so this has to be on her christmas list this year. Retails full price at £26.95.

7.GLTC Wooden Toy Shopping Trolley. No toy kitchen and shop can be complete without a toy trolley, and this is the loveliest looking one I have ever seen. It is also the first and only wooden trolley that I have seen and I love that it comes in three beautiful colours too. It will fit in perfectly with the rest of our wooden role play range. Retails full price at £50.

8.Disney Toy Story Talking Slinky Slinky is the last of the two main Toy Story toys for the little lady to collect, so is on her list along with Rex. However compared to all the other Toy Story toys, Slinky looks particularly fun because of his slinky tummy feature which is made from the traditional slinky toy. I think the husband and I are probably looking as forward to playing with him as the little lady is because of it! Retails full price at £26.95.

9.Disney Princesses Scooter. Ever since the summer when we went to Battersea park for a picnic with our niece and nephew and the little lady spent the day riding her cousins scooter, I knew it was time to get the little lady one of her own. She already has a scuttle bug and a ride on car so rather than opt for a Micro Scooter which would have been the type of range we would typically look at, we’ve instead picked this Disney Princess one which will be perfect to get her started. Plus it has her favourite girls of the moment on it. Retails full price at Debenhams for £35.00.

10.Bing Bunny’s House. The little lady recently discovered Bing on Cbeebies and since then he has been one of her favourite children’s programmes to watch from time to time. More recently she spotted Bing Bunnys House in a store we were in and grabbed it off the shelf to play with it for as long as we would let her. She has since pointed it out at home in catalogues and brochures so I think its pretty clear that this is on her christmas list this year. Retails full price at John Lewis for £31.99.

11.GLTC Wooden Toy Doctor Set. I spied this very sweet wooden doctors set on GLTC not too long ago and immediately wanted to get it for the little lady. I wasnt too sure if she might be too young for it, but quite soon after we had friends round with their son who had just turned three and had received a doctors set for his birthday. The little lady wanted to play with the whole time they were round, so pretty much after they left this went straight onto her christmas list! Retails full price at £40.

12.Bing Bunny 16 Piece Puzzle. The little lady received a lovely 16 piece Gruffalo puzzle for her birthday in the summer and since then puzzles have become one of her favourite things to do every now and then. 16 pieces is the perfect size and complexity for a two year old toddler, so I just know she would have lots of fun doing this Bing one too. Retails full price at John Lewis for £8.99.

13.Disney Princesses Lego Duplo One of the little ladys other favourite things to do is to tip out her two boxes of Lego and build towers. She spied this Disney Princess Duplo set in the Lego store recently which would be the perfect addition to the two she already has. Retails full price at Lego for £34.99.

14.GLTC Wooden Pan Set. The little lady will need some lovely new cookware to go with her beautiful new kitchen and these GLTC ones look they will go perfectly with the Sweet Pea Kitchen. Retails full price at £21.

15.GLTC Bakery Basket. The little lady has quite a lot of play food already, although mainly fruit, veg and more recently play food (thank you again GLTC!). But I spied this very sophisticated looking bakery basket on the GLTC website recently and thought it would be another perfect addition to her lovely new Sweet Pea Kitchen. How many other two year olds will be able to serve up Croissants and Pain au Raisins? Retails full price at £12.

16.Axel Scheffler Noisy Jungle Book. The little lady loves Axel Scheffler books and she also loves noisy sound books. surprisingly we only have one noisy sound book (Dear Zoo), but we have most of Axel Scheffler’s books in their normal format. One of the few that we have left to collect in his range is this noisy jungle book which I know she will love. I’m sure it will be as delightful and engaging as all his others, although perhaps a bit noisier! Retails full price at John Lewis for £9.09.

What presents are on your little ones wish list this christmas?

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  1. November 8, 2015 / 11:18 am

    A great wishlist. My girls would love most of them. I really want to buy a wooden kitchen and a wooden till for them for Christmas! x
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      November 8, 2015 / 11:23 am

      Thanks! We just love the GLTC kitchen and role play ranges, they have so many lovely and good quality pieces. She’d be a very happy girl if she got any of these for Christmas πŸ™‚

  2. November 8, 2015 / 2:11 pm

    It’s Marianna’s first Christmas this year so we’re not buying her anything! She has so much stuff already, and her grandparents have got her loads so there’s just no point. I think it will be a different situation next year – I’m hoping she’ll be into play kitchens and things like that, just so I can have a go too! πŸ™‚
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    • My Petit Canard
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      November 8, 2015 / 2:17 pm

      I think it was pretty similar with our little lady’s first Christmas, we mostly got her clothes as she was too small to open anything or know what was going on. But it definitely starts to get magical for them from the second and third Christmas!

  3. November 8, 2015 / 2:37 pm

    Pretty much all of this stuff is on our Christmas wish list for evie!! We have the trolley already and it gets used every single day. I do love GLTC. A really fab list. We want a kitchen for her next for sure. xx #KCACOLS

    • My Petit Canard
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      November 8, 2015 / 2:39 pm

      Thanks! The GLTC bits are so lovely, I think we could go through pretty much the whole brochure circling everything! Would love to get the little lady the trolley for Christmas, which colour do you guys have?

    • My Petit Canard
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      November 8, 2015 / 9:08 pm

      Thanks, lots of great ideas for toddlers I think πŸ™‚

  4. Mummy Lala (laura)
    November 8, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    You’ve picked some fantastic pieces for your little girl. I love GLTC and the range of items they’ve got, it’s difficult to narrow the choices down!

    If we had a little girl the dolls house would definitely be on the list. Adorable! I also love the Doctor’s Bag and the wooden till. I think we’ll be adding those to the list at some stage too.

    Thanks for linking up with #TheWishlistLinky,

    Laura x
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  5. becca farrelly
    November 8, 2015 / 9:55 pm

    Aww, we too have a 2 1/2yr old who is now like your daughter, more interested in set things and will understand Christmas this year. We are really looking forward to it! I love the wooden kitchen and dolls house! I might have to add them onto Mia’s list as she would really love them, thanks! πŸ™‚

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    • My Petit Canard
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      November 9, 2015 / 7:51 am

      They are adorable aren’t they! I think either is perfect for their age. If you love those then definitely take a look at time GLTC website as they might have a few other bits you’ll like too πŸ™‚

  6. jude
    November 8, 2015 / 10:34 pm

    SOME GREAT IDEAS HERE, MY DAUGHTER WOULD LOVE THIS SELECTION! THANKS FOR THE inspiration. IT’S HER BIRTHDAY IN DEC TOO, SO I NEED LOTS OF IDEAS! #sundaystars

    • My Petit Canard
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      November 9, 2015 / 7:50 am

      Thanks, glad this has helped give you a few ideas πŸ™‚ Would love to hear what you end up getting if it’s any of these!

  7. Mumisthewordblog
    November 9, 2015 / 9:22 am

    Great list. My little one would especially love the Bing bunny items! #marvmondays
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    • My Petit Canard
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      November 9, 2015 / 9:34 am

      Thanks! Bing bunny seems very popular this Christmas, so it’s great that they have a few play sets and soft toys out this year πŸ™‚

  8. Sarah
    November 9, 2015 / 10:41 am

    So exciting! Your little one is going to have a fabulous Christmas morning indeed! At nine months, my boys are loving their books – I love the look of the noisy jungle book, I’ll be adding that to my Amazon basket!
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      November 9, 2015 / 10:49 am

      Isn’t she just! We love books in our house too so I’d definitely recommend axel scheffler, he has a way with words that is wonderful πŸ™‚

  9. Lizzie Roles
    November 9, 2015 / 11:16 am

    This is such a great list for a little lady! my little girl is 2 and a half and really loves her anna and elsa dolls, I’m thinking about a bigger elsa doll for her that i’ve spied in tk maxx. The kids big presents this year will be bikes (with stabilisers) we want to start taking them out in the park. Thanks for sharing your wish list! #mARVMONDAYS
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  10. November 9, 2015 / 12:30 pm

    What a wonderful collection to keep any little one busy over Christmas

  11. Jenna
    November 9, 2015 / 2:05 pm

    Ahh there are some absolutely brilliant present ideas here. i’VE JUST INTRODUCED MY TODDLER TO THE TOY STORY dvdS AND SHE SEEMS QUITE TAKEN BY THEM SO i SUSPECT WE’LL BE AFTER SOME CHARACTERS FOR HER CHISTMAS PRESENTS! πŸ™‚ iS IT BAD THAT i KINDA WANT THE sLINKY DOG FOR MYSELF?!!

    #mARVmONDAYS

    • My Petit Canard
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      November 9, 2015 / 2:12 pm

      I don’t know what it is about Toy Story but it just manages to capture the little ones. We love all the films and the short films are even better for toddlers with short attention spans. I’m sure your little lady will love any of the toys if she likes the films :-). Pretty sure we got slinky for the same reason ;-). Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays

  12. Lucy at occupation: (m)other
    November 9, 2015 / 3:18 pm

    Ahh what a fantastic list! I would like some of these things for me!! My little boy is two and a half too, isn’t just a wonderful age for christmas…I am so excited! We’ve gone to ebay and sorted him out with a big box of bob the builder toys, but I’m enjoying getting creative with prettier little wooden bits and bobs for his stocking. Lovely ideas. Thanks for hosting #marvmondays

    • My Petit Canard
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      November 9, 2015 / 3:36 pm

      That sounds lovely! Glad you liked the list. I must admit, children today are very lucky, there is so much out there to pick from. Would love to hear what types of things are going into your little ones stocking as I’m still trying to figure out what to put in ours. Would love to read a blog post if you write one πŸ™‚

  13. Ky
    November 9, 2015 / 3:29 pm

    What a great Christmas list. I really like the wooden kitchens you can get, I think they are much cuter than the plastic ones. I also love all the toy story related things, we are massive fans of Pixar and toy story.x #marvmondays
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      November 9, 2015 / 3:37 pm

      Aw thank you. The wooden bits in particular are my favourite! We are huge fans of wooden toys in our house :-). Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays

  14. November 9, 2015 / 3:31 pm

    Ah, an eminently sensible list. Tyger’s list is somewhat less practical and includes things like ‘a sausage dog that climbs trees’ and ‘a real baby’. Not sure I’ll find those on Amazon…

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    • My Petit Canard
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      November 9, 2015 / 3:38 pm

      How funny! It sounds like they might be tricky to get. How old is your little one? I’m sure it gets more challenging and less practical as they get older πŸ˜‰

  15. November 9, 2015 / 7:25 pm

    FAB WISH LIST! mY GIRLS WOULD LOVE ALL OF THOSE THINGS. wE GOT A WOODEN KITCHEN (THE ELC COUNTRY COTTAGE) A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND IT IS STILL ONE OF THEIR FAVOURITE THINGS TO PLAY WITH. tHIS YEAR MY KIDS ARE WANTING A CHOCOLATE LOLLIPOP MAKER (THE THREE YEAR OLD), A DOLLY (TWO YEAR OLD), a rabbit (the one year old chosen by the three year old!!) and aN IPAD AIR 2 (THE ELEVEN YEAR OLD). mE? I’m WANTING A LOTERRY WIN…..#mARVmONDAYS
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      November 9, 2015 / 8:04 pm

      Ha ha! Bless you. I think I’d be wishing for a lottery win if that was my list too! I think wooden kitchens are great, they last for years, still look great and are fun to play with. I hope you get something equally as exciting from your list ;-). Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays

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      November 9, 2015 / 8:29 pm

      Thanks, we think so too! With GLTC you are spoilt for choice, they have so many lovely bits :-). Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays!

  16. November 9, 2015 / 8:25 pm

    Great list of ideas! Thanks!
    PS. That dolls house…there is a really fab quality similar one in ASDA retailing at Β£35 or so…might save a few pennies to spend on other presents!
    #marvmondays
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      November 9, 2015 / 8:31 pm

      I must admit, I have noticed that Asda also sell quote a lovely range of wooden toys too – the little lady was given some last Christmas I think. It’s great there are ranges to suit every budget, especially at Christmas. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays πŸ™‚

  17. November 9, 2015 / 9:56 pm

    I feel the same too. This is the first year i actually understand what my daughter wants. She’s pretty good at telling me though!! Every advert that comes on she wants it. I love the wooden toy till from gltc. There’s so much on their website I could buy. x #ABloggerschristmas
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  18. November 9, 2015 / 10:13 pm

    A great wish list and as my children are a bit older we have several similar things such as the role play food and dress up that have been well played with. This is the first year we are progressing from duplo to Lego.
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  19. November 10, 2015 / 8:59 am

    My son was roughly the same age last year and he got the same kinds of things (minus the Princess costume!). Your daughter will love these presents. You’re right, at this age they are just starting to understand the magic and it’s brilliant. You should have seen the look on my son’s face when he came down last Christmas morning to find Santa had eaten the mince pie! #Twinklytueasday
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      November 11, 2015 / 1:50 pm

      That sounds so wonderful, I can’t wait to see her face on Christmas morning this year. What types of things are on your sons list this year, has it changed massively? How different is age 2 to age 3? These must be the best years I’m sure πŸ™‚

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      November 11, 2015 / 1:57 pm

      Thank you, I think any child would be lucky to get any of these lovely gifts! Thanks for linking to to #MarvMondays

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      November 12, 2015 / 6:26 pm

      Thank you, definitely lots of things that little boys or girls will love πŸ™‚

  20. November 10, 2015 / 5:47 pm

    This is a great wishlist!! I bought similar things when Bella was your daughter’s age. We have the JUngle book, it is a great success at home. The doctor set is also very good. Bella still plays with it and now uses her sister as her patient, lol. Duplo and puzzles are always good to have. They play a lot with it. The shopping basket was also one if the toys that she enjoyed playing a lot. The cinderella outifit for dressing up it is a must. Any character really! The scooter is also good. Great ideas Emily! Thanks for sharing this at #KCACOLS. It is always great to have you here!! πŸ™‚ xx
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      November 12, 2015 / 6:25 pm

      Thanks Franca! Great to that I’ve probably got the list right. It was a little tricky this year to start with, I wasn’t sure what smaller things to get as she has so much already. So we’ve picked things that will hopefully a little educational, but also fun. I can’t wait for Christmas now! Emily x

  21. Ellie @ Hand Me Down Baby
    November 10, 2015 / 8:23 pm

    A great list with lots of lovely ideas!
    Our girls are the same age; it’s funny how similar their tastes are!

    I’m Definitely putting that Bing Bunny puzzle on Little Miss A’s list.
    She’s asking Santa for the talking Bing Bunny in this picture: http://www.handmedownbaby.com/week_that_was_20150611.html
    #KCACOLS
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  22. Ellie @ Hand Me Down Baby
    November 10, 2015 / 8:23 pm

    A great list with lots of lovely ideas!
    Our girls are the same age; it’s funny how similar their tastes are!

    I’m Definitely putting that Bing Bunny puzzle on Little Miss A’s list.
    She’s asking Santa for the talking Bing Bunny in this picture: http://www.handmedownbaby.com/week_that_was_20150611.html
    #KCACOLS
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      November 12, 2015 / 6:22 pm

      Thank you! My little one also pointed out the talking Bing bunny in a shop recently, but she has so many teddies and soft toys now that I’m a little reluctant to buy her any more! It does look like a lovely toy though, so if she didn’t have so many it would probably be on our list too. It sounds like maybe they are at the age where the start to enjoy very similar types of activities, role play, dressing up etc – so much fun! πŸ™‚

  23. November 11, 2015 / 10:21 am

    I know I have already commented this lovely post but I wanted to come back to say thank you for hosting #MarvMondays, πŸ™‚ xx
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      November 12, 2015 / 6:19 pm

      Thank you Franca, it’s such a pleasure! So glad you were able to link up with us this week, great post as always πŸ™‚

  24. Mommy's Little Princesses
    November 11, 2015 / 12:09 pm

    What a fab Christmas wish list! i have absolutely no idea what to get for Ella and when I ask her what she’d like she politely tells me she still needs to think about it lol. xx #KCACOLS
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      November 12, 2015 / 6:18 pm

      Aw bless her, she sounds adorable! It’s tricky when you’re not sure, which is exactly where I was a few weeks ago. Hopefully this list gives you a few ideas to start with πŸ™‚

  25. November 11, 2015 / 10:02 pm

    Love your choices here, my son would love a lot on this list too (especially Rex!) #thewishlistlinky
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      November 12, 2015 / 6:17 pm

      Thanks! Lots of lovely things that would be great for boys and girls I think πŸ™‚

  26. November 12, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    Funnily enough I just sent my sister a link for a dollhouse from Asda which was very similar to the one in your wishlist β€” the only massive difference is the price! Just Β£35 instead of Β£115!! It’s beautiful β€” you should go and check it out πŸ™‚ Thanks for linking up with us on #TwinklyTuesday xx
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      November 12, 2015 / 6:16 pm

      Hi Caro, someone else said exactly the same thing in response to this post! I’d be curious about the quality at that price, especially with little ones who need durable and robust toys, but always great to know that there are alternatives! I have to admit, Asda do have a very nice looking wooden toy range too πŸ™‚

  27. November 12, 2015 / 8:44 pm

    Firstly can I just say a HUGE thank you for pretty much sorting out my christmas shopping for me! These items are the toddler girls dream wish list! We absolutely love Gltc, and anything for role play is a hit! Fab list. Thank you so much for linking up with us at #sundaystars Steph xxx
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      November 15, 2015 / 8:05 am

      Thank you! Its so lovely to hear that our list will help you with your christmas list this year πŸ™‚ As you can obviously tell, we are huge fans of GLTC in our house and their role play things are our favourite!Hopefully your little ones will have a few GLTC bits to unwrap this christmas too πŸ˜‰

  28. Mummy here and there
    December 23, 2015 / 10:39 am

    Some great presents to wish for.I l do love wooden toys they just feel study and the kids tend to love them. Merry Christmas X #marvellousMonday

    • My Petit Canard
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      December 29, 2015 / 3:38 pm

      There are so many lovely toys on this list, and the little lady was lucky enough to get most of them this Christmas. I definitely think wooden toys last the test of time and still look great with it. Hope your little ones got some lovely things to this Christmas. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays πŸ™‚

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