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2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Kids
From infants to teens and every stage in between, we’ve got a list of gifts that will delight children of all ages!
By the Editors of Traditional Home
Produced by Julianne Hilmes and Lucy Fitzgerald
Oh, so fun and whimsical! Boiled Wool Slipper Boots, $45, from Garnet Hill Kids are made in the traditional European style. Designs range from sharks to kitties to ladybugs. A knit cuff makes them easy to get on and off.
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Make Your Own Snow Globe
Kids will have fun making their own wintry scenes with the Make Your Own Snow Globe Kit. They’ll work with brightly colored clay, bake it into permanent form, and insert their sculptures into a clear globe to which they’ll add water and glitter. $28 from Uncommon Goods.
Made in Scotland on a century-old loom, the soft and soothing Prince of Scots Nursery Shawl, $49.99, is fit for your prince or princess.
With limitless combinations of designs, contents, and colors, these notebooks from May Designs are completely customizable. Choose a cover design, then inside pages (which range from handwriting books to weekly planners), and finish with a monogram. A perfect stocking stuffer, starting at $13 from May Designs.
This luxurious sheepskin rug feels heavenly underfoot and adds an element of simple luxury to a nursery or young child’s bedroom. Natural sheepskin is rich in lanolin, which protects from spills and stains. $144 from Safavieh.
This sweet bedtime story, illustrated by Seth Anderson, tells what a night owl sees while children are dozing. The Owl Who Knew Too Much, $17, from Uncommon Goods.
Snuggly Fleece Robes
Let them scurry down to see what Santa brought in style in these snuggly, solid-colored robes, $35, from Pottery Barn Kids. They feature a hood, pockets, and wraparound tie, and can be personalized with a name or monogrammed for an additional $7.
Colorful Porcelain Sconce
Colorful lighting is ideal for children’s rooms, where the more color, the better! This blue and green porcelain wall sconce is from Lladró’s Belle de Nuit Collection, $1,650. It’s a beautiful fixture that will also serve well if you transition a child’s room to a guest room one day.
German Fairytale Blocks
German Fairytale Puzzles contain 24 wood blocks, with which to re-create six Brother Grimm fairytales. They don’t just have a retro look—they were made in the fifties. $46 from European Market. (Please note that they should be used with adult supervision or as décor.)
Adorable Crib Set
Bright and cheery, the Owlphabet 4-piece Linen Crib Set from Laura Ashley, $170, includes a comforter, crib sheet, dust ruffle, and diaper stacker. Also available in sage green.
Wireless Gaming Chair
With built-in wireless speakers, interactive vibration motors, and input/output ports, this reclining LumiSource Boom Pulse Gaming Chair hooks up to any video game system for hours of intense action. $159.99 from Wayfair.com.
This set of zany construction pieces assemble to create a new friend! Two rubber balls grip the Ogobild Hub’s wacky attachments, like wheels, feet, loops, spirals, and propellers. $20 from Uncommon Goods.
Fingerprint Art Book
Colorful and creative, Fingerprints demonstrates how to make art with everyday things, from stalks of broccoli to your own fingers! Providing hours of entertainment, it’s imaginative fun for the whole family. $9.32 from Amazon.com.
Organic Baby Soaps
Help new parents keep baby clean and safe with the Baby Organic Baby Care Gift Basket, in either coconut or unscented. $68 by Natures Paradise Organics, available through Good Earth Beauty.
Classic Wooden Dominos
Kids will delight in matching critters with this Swiss Wood Dominos set. $37 from European Market.
Hooded Creature Towel
Wrap up in a hippo towel after a warm bath or dip in the pool. Perfect for babies and small children, this natural terry towel is also available in chickens, monkeys, and tigers. $24.99 from AllModern.com.
A pop-up tent creates a wonderful room-within-a-room where kids can let their imagination run wild. $19.99 from Ikea.
The Sidecar, price available upon request from Moore & Giles [1-800-737-0169]
This beautifully crafted bar cart, The Sidecar by Moore and Giles, is a great way to store liquor, glassware, bar tools, and anything else needed to complete your own miniature bar. The cart, made of Virginia black walnut, birch, leather, aluminum, and brass, is wheeled to make sure the party can travel with you. Perfect for drink-lovers without the space for a full bar.