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December 18, 2020

Milwaukee Newborn Photographer’s Guide to Kids’ Christmas Gifts

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Hi There! So glad you’re here! If you’ve been following along on my IG stories, you know where this post came from! But, if you’re new here… I’m Talia! I’m a Milwaukee newborn photographer and today I’m sharing the things we got for our own kiddos for Christmas this year!

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Here’s our cuties on St. Nick morning… I cannot wait to snap a similar one on Christmas morning! Wait til you see V’s face in her solo photo at the very end of this post!

Milwaukee kids gift guide

First of all… BOOKS! Every year we get the kids books! Here are the ones we bought this year (the first 3), and some we bought last year that we LOVE!

Snow Globe Wishes

When Santa was a Baby


Pick a Pine Tree

The Little Reindeer

The Christmas Wish

How do Dinosaurs say Merry Christmas

Both of our children also will be getting a Cuddle + Kind doll!

R will get Elliott the Reindeer and V will get Hannah the bunny 🙂

Elliott the fawn

Hannah the bunny (ivory)

Gifts for our Toddler:

Bounce House 

Counting Bears

Magnetic Classroom Letter Set

Paw Patrol Pop Up Game

Coloring Books

Outdoor Explorer’s Kit (Binoculars, Magnifying Glass, Etc.)

Snow Globe

In Place of Candy, we do Fruit Leather!

New Bath Toys (because you have to throw them away so frequently to avoid mold)

Additions to our craft bucket:


Dunkin Yo yo

These last few items are other things he asked Santa for that we did not purchase, but sent to family members as ideas:

Magna Tiles

Paw Patrol Lookout Tower


Robot Dog

Charlie Brown Christmas DVD

Gifts for our Baby

She’s about to grow out of her beloved Snuggle Me organic infant lounger, so we got her the toddler size! Here she is in her infant one at just a few days old (cue the mom tears- it’s fine… I’m fine…)!

And here are the links to both sizes:



Snuggle Me Organic Toddler | Natural

Also here’s the cover, which we bought as well:

Dinkum Doll- Sprout


Sophie the Giraffe

These seriously adorable Stacking Cups

Silicon Teething blocks

Keepsake Ornament Kit

Baby’s First Christmas Ornament

Zutano Fleece Booties

Bamboo Washcloths

L’oved Baby Footie Pajamas

I hope all of you are excited to enjoy the magic of Christmas through your kiddos’ eyes this year! We are so excited to celebrate our first Christmas with V! Thanks so much for coming to see what we found for our kids to open on Christmas morning! Merry Christmas, y’all!

Milwaukee gift guide for baby

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