I have a child turning three at the end of this month, and all he likes is DINOSAURS.
Little Dinosaur print by Marmar on Etsy (photo from Marmar). Henry is my fifth child, so I’m happy whenever I can come up with a non-toy gift idea. A dinosaur print for his wall is PERF: he’ll love it, but it decreases the toy haul by one. I bought a narrow black frame at a craft store for about $5 and it looks great.
Playskool Stompers Triceratops (photo from Amazon.com). This is what my parents are getting him. Henry has the Playskool Triceratops Hatchling already, and carries it around in a blanket calling it his “baby” and feeding it pretend leaves. I think he’s going to lose his mind over the bigger version.
Russ Sound and Motion Dinosaur (photo from Amazon.com). This was an impulsive purchase: I found it at a Home Goods for $9.99 and let Henry play with it in the cart, and he was so amusingly fond of it I bought it for his birthday, with him very excited and telling the clerk this was his BIRTHDAY dinosaur. He fell asleep on the way home and when he woke up he’d forgotten all about it, so it’ll be a surprise.
Melissa & Doug 20 Wooden Dinosaur Magnets in a Box (photo from Amazon.com). Isn’t that an amusingly descriptive name for the toy? This was another Home Goods find: $6.99 down from $11.99. What I like best about it is that it’s twenty DIFFERENT dinosaur magnets: I’d have expected duplicates, but no. And although of course there’s a tyrannosaurus, a triceratops, and a stegosaurus, there’s also the less familiar psittacosaurus, lesothosaurus, and coelophysis. (Do you know what would make me buy even more dinosaur stuff? If names WITH PRONUNCIATIONS were on the back of every single dinosaur.)
Old Navy Color-Block Number Tee (photo from OldNavy.com). This is his only non-dinosaur gift: he’s turning three, and I happened to see this t-shirt with a three on it while placing an order, so I got it for him. I would have liked to get him a little heap of dinosaur t-shirts like I did last year, but I couldn’t find many this year.