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stocking stuffers for every kid

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December is wonderful time of cheer, family, and gift giving. There are lots of purchases to be made for the Holidays—some big, some small, and all of them loads of fun! Especially stocking stuffers! That’s when you can cut loose and just have a little fun. With so many options, it can help to have […]

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top 20 toys for babies

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What are you buying this Holiday season? If you’re looking for some unique ideas, this list of baby toys is for you. These baby toys are just a few of the zillion and one things you can purchase with the new Amex EveryDay Credit Card, a no-annual fee card which rewards Card Members for those […]

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big friendly albino sea creatures

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Need a little love to keep you warm on these cold nights? Besides your kids and partners, of course. Big Stuffed albino sea creatures are big – 25 – 35″ big! – and made of soft cotton and cotton faux furs. They just look perfectly squeezable even in the photos, so much so that I’m ready […]

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presto chango rearrange-o birds and butterflies

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We have a fascinating little butterfly flip doll that transforms from girl, to butterlfy, and back again. She’s been a source of fascination for Birdie, and loved by me as well because she’s so unique. Now, Fidoodle has added two more flip dolls to their collection of awesome handmade toys. You can nab the original […]

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dollhouses for your holiday lists

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Giving a dollhouse at Christmas time is one of those perfect presents for the right little girl. I think my Birdie could happily get a new dollhouse for every gift-giving occasion and devote an entire room to them – I’d almost let her if we lived in some crumbling old mansion. Wouldn’t that be kind […]

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gift guide for kids

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We’re celebrating the best of the best from 5 years of gift guides – and today it’s the big kids’ turn. Earlier in the week I shared my faves for preschoolers, toddlers, babies too! You can browse through all the Gift Guides in one spot if you’d like, or, see my absolute favorites right here every day this […]

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gift guides – preschool

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We’re celebrating the best of the best from 5 years of gift guides – and today it’s the preschoolers’ turn. Earlier in the week I shared my faves for toddlers and babies, and stay tuned for tweens coming later this week! You can browse through all the Gift Guides in one spot if you’d like, or, see […]

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gift guides – toddler

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We’re celebrating the best of the best from 5 years of gift guides – and today it’s the toddlers turn. Yesterday I shared my faves for babies, and stay tuned for preschool and tweens coming later this week! You can browse through all the Gift Guides in one spot if you’d like, or, see my […]

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Gift Guides – baby

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Can you believe I’ve been doing Gift Guides here at Small for Big for six years? I thought it was time to look through all of the great goodies from the past five years and share some of my favorites. So, this week, it’s all about the Best of the Best Gift Guides for your Christmas shopping. […]

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happy thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends – and a thankful day to all of you around the world too. It’s a glorious day for a big hearty meal and time with family and friends. We’ll be back on the blog Monay, but for now, enjoy a little paper turkey to get you ready […]

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spotlight: top 10 toys from my sweet muffin

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Sometimes I have the urge to hoard all of my “secret” sources for great new toy finds. If I told you where I find everything, then I’m deeply afraid you’ll stop needing me and this blog. Super needy, I know. And a little paranoid. I’m turning over a new leaf. Today, let’s take a peek […]

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round about: look around & swing on rings

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This year is turning into a whirlwind of good things. I can’t even keep them all straight anymore. The only wrench in the works is normally my workload dies down around the Holidays, and I look forward to enjoying the season. Not this year! I think this year I may be buying Christmas gifts at […]

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animal jam paper toy printables – Sarapiea Forest

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Animal Jam, in association with National Geographic, and Small for Big are continuing a great new partnership! I’ll be creating printable animal toys for you to download, print, and assemble your own animals and environments: with a different land and its animals featured each month. Today is the fifth land in our series. Animal Jam , in association […]

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splurging for the musical toys

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Sometimes we dream impossible dreams. And sometimes I just have to share them with you, even though they’re not particularly realistic. You know, like when you get a hankering for a $1400 Naef Gloggomobil Wooden Organ Musical Instrument. If it helps my argument any, it’s entirely handmade in Switzerland. They say it takes Swiss craftsmen […]

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my new favorite holiday DIYs

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I love the Holidays so much. They’re coming up fast, and this year I wanted to make sure I have lots of fun printables for everyone to celebrate the Holidays even if it’s at the last second, the day before, or the hour of. So let’s take a stroll through some of the new printables at […]

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