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Monday, December 17, 2012

Hanukkah Gifts Recap

Although Hanukkah is not all about the presents, like I explained here, I use the holiday as an excuse to get my kids things I think they will enjoy. I am also pretty proud of myself for not going overboard spending-wise and I wanted to share with everyone all the fun things I found.


1. Lego Friends Cafe - Gift from Aunt and Uncle

2. DVD version - $10

3. Ballerina Puzzle – bought from Ecomom, $5.50 (approx.)

4. Klutz Friendship Bracelets - Gift from Uncle and Aunt

5. Badger Basket Doll Bunk Beds – Gift from Gramy and Grandpa – was on sale for $22!

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6. Lamp – Target clearance approx. $5 and Calendar – Shutterfly – just paid shipping $6.50 due to free code View here!

7. I Pray Every Day – Book, bought from, was on sale, but I forget how much I spent! Maybe $10

8. 3 outfits from Gymboree. Of course I got all the pieces on sale and with coupons. This was our most expensive gift…$16 for the dress, $7 for each shirt, $7 for the striped skirt and $12 for the polka doted one, $8 for each leggings.

Total spent: Approx $100


1. Lego City Garbage Truck – gift from Aunt and Uncle

2.  The Busy World of Richard Scarry DVD - $6.39

3. Playmobil Firemen – on sale at Target for appox. $5

4. Never-Bored Kid Book and My Book of Number Games 1-70 – Gift from Uncle and Aunt

5. Leapster Games Mr. Pencil and Toy Story 3 – Gift from Gramy and Grandpa – bought at buy 1 get 1 free!

6. Land’s End Backpack $11.40

7. I Honor Shabbos – book from I forget the cost. Maybe $10.

8. Perler beads set - $11.79

Total spent: Approx $45


1. Little People Zoo Train – Gift from Aunt and Uncle

2/3. Plan Toys City Car Repair Set – bought from Ecomom - $5.50 (approx.)

4. Magnetic A to Z – Gift from Uncle and Aunt

5. LeapFrog Touch Magic Learning Bus – gift from Gramy and Grandpa

6. Green water bottle – won it in a giveaway

7. The Wide-Mouthed Frog – a book Simon knows from his music class. $9.70

8. Band in a Box Set approx. $12 from

Total spent: Approx $30.

With some of the gifts being from grandparents, aunts, and uncles, and being that the kids’ other grandparents and great Gramy also sent money for us to buy them presents, we really hardly spent anything at all! A big thank you goes out to all of those family members (thank you notes to come)!


Raising Reagan said...

Score ... Can Reagan move in with you next Hanukkah? She would love Kansas :) LOL


Leslie @ Violet Imperfection said...

I think you gave the kids some wonderful gifts and I love that they are all different types of toys and such. Lots of fun for them.

I forgot to comment on your last post but I love the purse you got for yourself, not a bowling bag at all!

Deidre said...

I used to love Klutz products as a kid!

the cape on the corner said...

that is a nice selection of gifts! my niece is getting some lego friends and leap games, too.

myrna said...

The kids got great stuff. Lucky them!

My name is Rita said...

Great gifts! My kidos enjoyed Hanukkah and loved all their gifts too.

Libby said...

These are pretty fantastic gifts and it's nice that it was a family investment so you wouldn't have to spend too much. :-)