Here are some of Hatties's favorites from her first two years of life! And when I say favorites, I mean played with every single day! For reference, she turned two at the beginning of October, and she still plays with everything listed below with the exception of the first two baby toys.

I'm a big fan of purchasing toys that she will grow into or will last for years to come, and my favorite gift to give is an experience. Think: passes to local attractions, tickets to events, subscription boxes, or just a day out on the town exploring your city and doing things you don't usually do!

If you're local to KC, here are some of our favorites: Deanna Rose, Wonderscope, Science City, and SEA LIFE then lunch at Fritz's. We also have a zoo pass, and frequently visit to ride the train and have a picnic.

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  • I LOVE THIS LITTLE PEOPLE NATIVITY SET! I wanted to get it for Hattie last year but waited too long and it was hard to find. We celebrated Christmas in July with my in-laws, and I was so excited when my mother-in-law got it for Hattie! It is darling, and we play with it every single day. I use it a lot when we are doing Hattie's Advent Calendar, and think it would make the perfect first Christmas present for even the tiniest of babes!

newborn photographer Kansas City - best gifts and gift guide for baby- Meredith Maag photography

Meredith Maag Photography is a Kansas City newborn photographer and specializes in maternity, newborn, baby, and family photography in the Kansas City area, including Mission, Westwood, Brookside, Waldo, Country Club Plaza, Crossroads, Westport, Overland Park, Lee’s Summit, Prairie Village, Leawood, Independence, Lenexa, Olathe, and The Northland.

Meredith has a passion for connecting and helping moms through community, support, friendship, and kindness. In addition to using her blog to showcase glimpses and full sessions, she also enjoys writing and sharing products she loves. Some posts may contain affiliate links.


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