Top 10 Gifts for Kids
"My how they grow up fast..."
That sentiment's all good and well when you're clicking through Facebook photo albums. But when it comes to gift-giving, you want to tell kids you love them for who they are, not just their super cute baby photos.
Turn to our list of top gifts for kids to find a great assortment for children at every age.
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Construction Plate & Utensils
Hard Hat? Check. Work boots. Check. Macaroni and cheese? Check. Lay out the blueprints of healthy eating and make every meal a construction site of creativity with this fun plate and set of equipment-inspired utensils (sold separately). With the bulldozer pusher, fork lift, and front loader spoon, your little builder will always be excited to clean his or her plate. Designed with function and play value in mind, these pieces feature textured, easy-to-grip handles and are lightweight, yet rugged.
Super Sprowtz - Carrot
Designed in New York City, these super-powered plant-based characters inspire your little sprouts to live and eat healthfully though adventure, story, and play. Kids can test the strength of their vision and their imagination with Colby Carrot, a scrumptious plush puppet who possesses super sight! Who says you shouldn't play with your food? Designed in New York by the Super Sprowtz team. Made in China.
Tree Owl Clock
Up all night? Here's a charming friend to keep you company. This cheery red owl in his hollow tree will nest comfortably on the wall of a craft room, den or bedroom. Designed by Paul Ocepek, the clock takes inspiration from traditional Bavarian cuckoo clocks, updated with a playful, illustrational sensibility. The 3D, pop-out image is laser cut from plywood, and printed with non-toxic, water-based inks. The final sanding and assembly is all done by hand. Mechanism made in USA; clock handmade in Massachusetts.
These adorable, silver plated pewter pendants are hand-filled with colorful enamel, bringing the wildly vibrant beasts to life! Like illustrations from a children's book, his charming, take-along critters brighten up any outfit by showing their stripes. Each friendly animal makes a colorful splash when given as a unique birthday or back-to-school gift. Handmade by a jewelry company in Toronto, Canada. Ball chain and lobster clasp made in New York.
Box Play For Kids Stickers
Like a lot of children, little Chloe often found cardboard boxes as fun to play with as any other toy. Her parents, Janette and Greg Harwell - a pair of designers, loved the way these simple playthings engaged her imagination, so they invented these earth-friendly stickers that transform empty packaging into endless creativity. The stickers are printed on 100% recycled paper, and the uncoated surface allows children to decorate and personalize their toys with their favorite crayons, markers or paints. Transportation Set and Creativity Set sold separately. Made in Phoenix, Arizona.
While they make a great substitution for a get well card, these adorable innards are also the perfect pals for pediatricians, psychologists and surgeons to prop in their offices or waiting rooms and help to ease the tension for patients of all ages. No matter how you use them, these squishy anatomical specimens will leave you in stitches. Designed in California. Made in China.
Lab Test Games
Each measuring six inches in diameter, these extra-large, science-inspired brainteasers for older kids or grown-ups will put your gray matter to good use. Each puzzle has a different concept and difficulty level. Once you've completed the Atom, the Molecule poses the next challenge, and then the Particle will stump you. Up for the ultimate challenge? You can tackle the Cell. And you thought passing chemistry was tough! Made in China.
Personalized Keepsake Shadowbox
Inspired by the dioramas she assembled as a child, Kerri Lee-Sensiba creates these adorable boxes to hold a child's palm-sized keepsakes, such as their favorite toy, shoes or pictures. The felt-lined, painted basswood boxes can be propped open with the help of a discreet wooden peg, so its little keeper's printed name and treasures can be displayed at whim. Handmade in New York.
These sculptural crayons transform coloring into a playtime adventure. They're still the go-to tool for your children to create fantastic, colorful pictures, but instead of the usual stick shape, they take the form of hollow cones with a bulbous end. Not only is the shape great for easy gripping by little hands, but the crayons are fun to stack into towers, or arrange into patterns.
These imagination-driven, push-along toys take green vehicles to a smaller level. The smartly designed car, fire truck, tractor and train engine are made from recyclable and earth-friendly materials. Their convertible packaging transforms into the toy itself, reducing waste to a single piece of recyclable paper. Little road warriors will have fun assembling their new wheels and applying the included stickers, and can play with them as-is or add their own decorative flair.