My daughter has her third birthday coming up. She likes dinosaurs, so I spent an evening on Amazon.com looking for dinosaur stuff—ideally stuff I could get shipped for free. The evening went by so FAST. I thought, “You know, this was supposed to save me time over going to the store.” But look! I found some great stuff! And if YOU need dinosaur gifts for a child, perhaps this WILL save YOU time!
The first thing I found was this nice Melissa & Doug dinosaur stamp set. Elizabeth is a liiiiittle young to be set loose with a stamp pad of permanent ink, but these are washable inks. And since one of the only things she likes as much as dinosaurs is coloring, the colored pencils are just the thing. I might get two of these, because it seems like it would make a good gift for one of my older kids to bring to a birthday party.
With every child, the sheer TONNAGE of toys in our house increases, and I’m always looking for gifts that don’t add to the problem. This dinosaur dish set by Crocodile Creek is so cute, and also doesn’t have to squeeze onto the toy shelves:
Here’s another gift that doesn’t add a plastic toy to the household: a cute Melissa & Doug dinosaur door plaque.
Since Elizabeth has recently stopped taking naps (pls send traq darts kthanx), I’m thinking of getting her this Fisher-Price binoculars/viewmaster set to keep her
quiet occupied for five seconds minutes during Mommy’s Sanity Hour Quiet Time:
These dinosaur lacing cards are another contender for “If You Don’t Give Me Some Peace, I Don’t Know What Will Happen” Time:
I love Melissa & Doug stuff so much, I’m tempted to get this chunky dinosaur puzzle even though I know full well the pieces will end up under the crib, under the couch, and used as animals in the Fisher-Price farm:
Can you imagine her face if we got her this giant stuffed T-Rex? (It’s also available in giant stegosaurus and giant apatosaurus.)
I think she might be too young for radio-controlled stuff, but it’s tempting. Here’s the cutie little Kid Galaxy radio-control triceratops I’d choose for her:
And here’s the scary-looking Roboreptile my older boys think we should get “for her”:
Nice try, boys.