Meaningful Guide Guides for Little Ones | Part II “The Pretender”

Part II of my holiday gift guides is for the little pretenders in your lives – we have three! Our kids are all about open-ended toys and using their imagination when playing at home, and these items above are ones that help them do just that. The items I’ve gathered together for you are also all beautifully made, and most out of naturally sources materials, something that is important when purchasing items for our home, regardless if they are toys are not.


  1. **Tool Belt 
  2. Play Kitchen 
  3. Kid’s Clean Up Set 
  4. **Tape Measurer 
  5. Toy Firetruck 
  6. *Mini Ironing Board – like mom’s
  7. Colorful Xylophone 
  8. **Mini Tool Bench 
  9. *Play Silks
  10. *Wavee Board
  11. Mini Guitar
  12. **Woven Basket 
  13. **Knit Goose
  14. *Play Cash Register 
  15. *Wood Construction Truck 
  16. *Grimm’s Rainbow
  17. **Wood Camera
  18. *Mini Clothesline For Dolly Clothes
  19. *Aligator Pull
  20. *Matchbox Cars


*Toys we already have, love, and recommend to you.

**Toys we are gifting our kids this year!

What fun, imaginative toys are you giving your little pretenders this year? Here is my inspiration board for “the Reader” and stay tuned for one more inspiration boards for “the MAKER” coming your way very soon. If you want to read more about our gifting philosophy head here.


  • sally mae - We bought the mini tool bench too this year!!! I have high hopes for it with the little projects they can actually build from it. So cute!!!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Sally, so fun! Alfie is going to get one and he is MAJORLY into tools right now, so I hope he loves it! Andrew and I joke that he’s the handiest one in our home, haha. Hope your little love enjoys it too 🙂 x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - We have the alligator and the cleaning supplies and toddler daughter loves them! Playsilk in her stocking and we were planning on getting a wobbel board, but they sold out! So, we are going with the climbing hilltop toy instead! So fun!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Elizabeth, we are on the same wavelength – love that! Silks are a huge hit here and the wavee too for Alf – but that climbing hilltop toy looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing! x AmandaReplyCancel

  • Meaningful Gift Guides For Little Ones | Part III “The Maker” » Homesong - […] makers this year? And incase you missed it, here is my inspiration board for “THE READER” and “THE PRETENDER” to give you more ideas. If you want to read more about our GIFTING PHILOSOPHY HEAD HERE. Happy […]ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - Hey Amanda! Do you have the link for that exact wooden tape measure? Thanks! 🙂ReplyCancel

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    So nice to discover somebody with some genuine thoughts on this topic.
    Really.. thank you for starting this up. This site is one thing that is required on the web, someone with a little originality!ReplyCancel

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