unique holiday gifts for kids
Santa has elves. And now you have a little help, too. Here's a list of magical ideas to wow your little one.
Published Nov 5, 2014 12:02 PM
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year—until you have to navigate the aisles of a toy store in December. Avoid the chaos and shop here instead. There are gifts for all ages, from sweet baby bibs to blocks and games that will keep kids busy at least until you’ve had a mid-morning nap. Best of all, these presents are beautiful and unique (just like your child—yes, even when she’s naughty).
Need gift ideas for everyone on your holiday list? We’ve got picks for men, women, and the holiday host. Plus, great presents under $50 and stocking stuffers under $25.
Hang a little encouragement on his wall (even if you kind of want the flag to say and also make good grades, please). This cute felt pennant is inspired by the 1950s Cub Scout motto.
The only downside of robots? Not always so cuddly. Now your artificial intelligence-lover can snuggle up with an organic-cotton friend every night. Available in small and large.
Every kid loves the thrill of launching a kite into the sky—and spotting this one is a breeze. It has a hand-printed black and gold design and a bright patchwork tail.
Because the “miniature rainbow unicorn” she really wants isn’t exactly an option, try this: A bespectacled horse ready for any imaginative play she can dream up. Yee-haw.
Let your child keep a close eye on his savings without constantly dumping out the coins. When he’s ready to “pork” over his money for something special, just flip over and let it loose.
An adorable—and extremely useful—gift for new babies or new parents. Set includes two bibs and two burp cloths
When toys are scattered across your coffee table, they might as well be gorgeous. This collection of wooden blocks, designed by an early childhood education expert, help kids develop fine motor skills and explore color variations.
Your child will love combining these pieces into modern, minimalist buildings (Look! Falling Water!). You will love watching her imagination at work.
Sweet. Dreams. At. Your. Service.
Once the kids have finished unwrapping everything, send them outside (or to a carpeted playroom) to play dice games. These oversized wooden dice are perfect for rolling, stacking, and encouraging early math skills.
The “It” bag with the the kindergarten crew. Perfectly sized for holding lunch money, stickers, barrettes, and more.
Tame those wild bookshelves with something tall (and friendly!) to support those bedtime reads.
Flexible, non-slip soles provide comfort. Metallic finish and bunny whiskers offer extra cuteness.
Your mission: Try and compete with Santa’s gift-giving style. Your mini pilot-in-training will have a blast keeping his plane well-balanced and soaring over the clouds.
Learning how to balance starts at an early age (7 months). As does cruising around the playroom (or park) in style.
Shopping for a budding rock star? A gift best given to someone you won’t be spending the Christmas holiday with.
Toddler on training wheels in the household? Here’s a sweet ride that offers your tot the confidence and practice she needs.
Hunting for treasures for the little one? Here’s a chest (OK, it’s a fancy French suitcase) that’s filled with serious loot like a cute tee and doll.
A wise choice for the little one who has it all. A suitcase filled with a t-shirt and adorable stuffed friend.
Now that your kiddo has rounded up his plastic pals, it’s time to hit the lanes.
One fish, two fish. Blue fish, red fish. Your kids will get hooked on this wooden magentic set that comes with working wind-up-reel and a school of 10 magnetic fish.
Load, lower, and let the race cars roll.