I have been on the hunt for a few small things for the kids for Christmas (ok, it's really weird to me to say "the kids" now). We don't really do too much- we have a large family and wonderful grandparents who are so generous in their gift giving, so we don't want to go overboard ourselves- but we like to make sure there is something small from Mom and Dad and a few small things from Santa, even if they'll only know it's from him through pictures later on. Gus is into Santa this year and told us Santa is going to bring him a backhoe (love it). Greta will have no idea what's going on but for Gus's sake now we need to make sure Santa brings her something, too.
And so, this has taken me to Etsy, from which the neatest handmade toys can be found: