Toy Wish List 2005

When I was a kid, every year my Grampa asked his grandchildren to mark up a Sears Wish Book with all the toys we wanted for Christmas. A wish list helped him choose gifts.

I have been asked to compile a wish list for 18-month-old Little Miss to assist her Grandma. It was harder than I thought, trying to remember all of the cool stuff I’ve seen in the past year. I know I’ve missed a lot, so I hope you will share your own ideas in the comments section, or on your own blog using the same easy-to-search-for title: Toy Wish List 2005

Here are my rational, and a few irrational, choices…

Box of 30 finger crayonsToys:

  • $13 Finger crayons by ALEX – Grippable crayons which can also be placed over tiny fingers.
  • $15 100 wooden painted blocks in a crate by Melissa and Doug.
  • $20 Leap Frog Fridge Phonics (sold at Target) – Little Miss played with this toy at a friend’s house. Place magnetic letters onto the toy’s surface to hear the letter’s name and the sound it makes.
  • $25 Rocking Horse by Little Tikes – Little Miss has outgrown a second-hand wooden rocker someone built from a Michaels craft kit (outgrown meaning she rocks hard enough she might tip over). The Little Tikes rocker is much lower to the ground. It will only fit Little Miss for one more year, but she really loves to rock.
  • $28 Aquadoodle 32" jumbo mat (sold at Costco this month) – Draw on this mat with inkless water markers. The drawings clear themselves away in a short amount of time.
  • $125 Star Egg night light by Jim Schatz – It’s a night light which casts stars on the walls and ceiling.
  • $130 Kettrike Navigator – Hey, it’s a tricycle which scales for kids 1 to 5 years old.
  • $300 Lummelhaus Play House by Haba – A set of sturdy interlocking Cordura walls which allow a parent to build a boat, house, fort or sofa.
  • Gift certificate to

Cover of the Shoes book depicting 4 kids playing with shoesBooks:


Rock-a-buddies rocking chair in a red farm motifGear:

OK, I didn’t pick any luxury items such as a $3,500 Teddy Tudor House. If Grandma seriously considered such a gift, I’d come up with an array of smaller gifts to match that kind of cash outlay. As is, the list above comes out just under $1,000. One can dream…


4 Responses to “Toy Wish List 2005”

  1. Ed Bacchus says:

    I posted mine at my site. Not too elaborate right now, but I will expand.

    December 1st, 2005 at 10:05 am

  2. Kevin says:

    I posted mine back on Friday.

    December 4th, 2005 at 10:16 pm

  3. moderndaydad says:

    I posted my wish list this morning.

    December 6th, 2005 at 9:17 am

  4. Charu says:

    i posted mine yesterday…but yours seems a good detailed one!

    December 16th, 2005 at 10:59 pm