Christmas gifts for Waldorf children


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I am often asked what Christmas gifts we will be giving the children.

So this year, I thought I would share ahead of time {and I have to tell you, taking the photos for this post, without anyone seeing, was no mean feat!}

We continue to use our gift giving philosophy of

Something they want, something they need, something to wear & something to read

And find it works well for us. Sometimes we might swap something out, and add ‘something to create’ instead.


This year Ruby will be receiving the beautiful book The Apple Cake.

I’ve often wondered what this book is like, and recently had the chance to look through a copy at a friend’s house. It is super lovely, so I can’t wait to share it with Ruby. She will also receive The Cleo Stories, A Friend and A Pet. We have the other Cleo book and they are delightful and sweet.

For something to wear, I was lucky to find a second hand rainbow swirl skirt and leggings on a Waldorf Buy Sell Swap page ~ I know she will love these!

And for something she wants, Ruby will be receiving some rescue dolls. Dolls that have been ‘made over’ to be more childlike and innocent {this is a compromise, given we prefer to minimise plastic in our home}


My little Teddy will be receiving this gorgeous rabbit hutch, to go with our trio of sweet rabbits.

He is very engaged by small world play at the moment, so think he will really love this gift.

He will also receive a beautiful wooden toolset so he can work with his dad around the house *grin*


For something to read, Teddy will receive I Took the Moon for a Walk and Sun Bread. Teddy is very intrigued by the moon and sun at the moment, so these too books should fit the bill!

And because I couldn’t resist the handmade horse reins at our local Waldorf Spring Fair, he is getting a set of those too.


Max is getting a little trickier to buy for now that he is a bit older. And I would love to give him a carving knife but think we will wait a bit longer for that.

He is super into games through, so he will be given Australian Menagerie. As well as some fun face paint from Giotto.


For something to read, I picked up a few books second hand that he will love, The Magic Knot from Reg Down and The Boy who knew what the Birds said by Padraic Colum.

The lovely angel, and blue and blush red play silks are also for Christmas, they will be part of our Advent journey which I shared about last week.

What are your children receiving for Christmas?

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Blessings, Kelly








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  • Reply Dani November 28, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    Dear Kelly, thank you for your inspiring post, I love your giving philosophy! How do you deal with grandparents and other family members who also want to give gifts to the children? In our family, everybody wants to give something to the children, and we also have several celebrations travelling from one family to the other (they don’t live close by), which makes it quite hard for me to apply your philosophy to our family.. I would love to have our Christmas more calm and simple, but haven’t yet found a way to integrate this with our wider family.. How do you deal with this?

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