Waldorf inspired birthday gifts

Isn’t it fun getting ready for a birthday! Choosing special little presents, the cake, who to celebrate with *smile*

We again kept to the gift giving philosophy we started using last year

Our choice for something they want was these gorgeous window blocks.

I love watching the kids play with loose parts and these blocks are beautiful casting rainbows on the carpet!

For something they need we knew we wanted to give her a special Waldorf doll ~ she is such a little mama!

I’d hoped to be able to make one for her, but time was against me, so this little baby doll was found on Etsy

For something to wear I had swapped for these magical butterfly wings sometime ago with Andrea from Ziezo Designs

But also couldn’t resist this sweet apron ~ perfect for a little one who loves to help bake *smile*

And since Little Miss Q and I are enjoying bedtime yoga ~ a new yoga book to share for something to read seemed just right!

Happy days,

This post was part of the series
How to bring Waldorf into your home…’
by Kelly of Happy Whimsical HeartsYou can see more from this series here.


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  • Reply Bekka Joy June 10, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Delightful! 🙂 I really love those window blocks – they look like such an inviting play toy! And what sweet choices for the others too! 🙂

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts June 13, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      Thanks Bekka, it was lots of fun choosing 🙂

  • Reply Sedna-is-my-own-last-name June 11, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    oops. the etsy store link for the doll went to another blog. do you mind providing the etsy store name or link? many thanks!

  • Reply Danielle Sheridan June 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I hope she had a very special day Kelly, it is a very exciting time to share with your little one, the gifts you chose are gorgeous!

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts June 13, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      We enjoyed our lovely small celebration Danielle 🙂 Thanks so much xx

  • Reply Jackie(My Little Bookcase) June 12, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I love your philosophy. We have a very similar one. I hope miss Q has a wonderful birthday.

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts June 13, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks Jackie, and I’d love to hear or read more about your philosophy 🙂

  • Reply Dahle June 13, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    That is a great philosophy. Thanks for sharing it. I love getting ideas on how to make their days special.

    • Reply Happy Whimsical Hearts June 13, 2013 at 4:49 pm

      Me too Dahle, so many lovely ideas out there, just to track down the ones that are right for us 🙂

  • Reply The Monko June 17, 2013 at 7:31 am

    i love your tradition. I like that it limits the number of presents so it isn’t overwhelming. I like that you don’t have to decide between what they want and what they need. I love that the something to wear is not a dull tshirt. And i really like the look of that yoga book, would love to hear more about it because Goblin has just discovered my yoga mat and we have been doing some yoga together but it would be so nice to read about it too. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Parenting Party, this is a perfect parenting post. I’m sharing on my FB and SPP pinterest board.

  • Reply Angela June 18, 2013 at 2:21 am

    Wonderful gifts! That doll is just adorable. I bet your little one was over the moon! 🙂

  • Reply ziezo June 18, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Lovely gifts! I hope the little lady is happy with the butterfly wings.

  • Reply Carrie June 20, 2013 at 5:03 am

    What wonderful gifts!! The doll is so adorable!! I can’t wait to see a picture of her in her butterfly wings. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  • Reply Jayne Marti November 3, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I have never seen those light blocks before – I love them! On the gift list for sure! I used to live in Box Hill North, around the corner from Zart Art. Many days would see me and my pram in there – so tempting having it only five minutes walk away.

  • Reply Allison June 8, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Lots of year later I know (came over from another birthday post) but do you remember where you got that cute apron from?

    • Reply Kelly June 8, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      I bought it from a mama on madeit.com but I just tried to find it again and couldn’t, but you might find something like it on Etsy?

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