Children’s Gifts for an Old Fashioned Christmas

Please do not think this is a comprehensive list. I wrote this post many times before I could decide on just a few things, often that people forget about, to give your Christmas morning that old fashioned patina. There are ample cool handmade, locally made, or even store purchased things that could be great for kids Christmas. Here are some of our favorites.

**Please note that although this post contains many links, none of them are affiliate links, so you are not helping me by shopping at Amazon. Many of these products can be purchased from local small businesses, or small online businesses, if you’re like me and don’t live near many locally owned stores. Please do the truly Old Fashioned thing this Christmas and try to support these small businesses.**

For the Reader: Classic and Little Golden Books
Classic Chapter Books:
Picture Books:
Book Apparel: 
The Outdoor Child

For the Little One

If we’re going to be accurate about Old Fashioned Baby toys, we shouldn’t buy anything lol. But since we all probably will, these little crocheted hats are precious
If you want something more classic, may I recommend these precious bonnets?

And if you must have toys, these toys are great for teething babies


For A Young Lady

Calico Critter, also known as Sylvanian toys. These can be found in almost all toy stores, but for the best selection I’d shop online.
Pinterest is full of cute ideas for homemade doll house toys if you’re like me a balk a bit at the prices of some of these things.
For the Hands-On Child

I’ve shared before my love for non-toy gifts, like a treasure box, memberships, or costumes (and books. Especially books!)
Here are some more for the child who loves activities!

and many other vintage games here!
And don’t forget, often the best Old Fashioned presents are those you make yourself!

Thanks to
Mom’s the Word
The Homestead Barn Hop
and The Art of Homemaking
For the linkups!


2 thoughts on “Children’s Gifts for an Old Fashioned Christmas

  1. JES says:

    Heidi is still one of my favorite books! My daughter is currently listening to the audio book version for the 5th time while doing some embroidering 🙂 I also love the bonnet you shared. What a lovely piece for a young lady to treasure. Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! Please join in again next week 🙂


  2. ARomanticChildhood says:

    Oh I love Heidi too! We're expecting a baby girl right now and I pushed really hard for the name Heidi. Unfortunately, my husband doesn't share the same wonderful reading memories I do haha. Thank you so much for stopping by!


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