There’s nothing like the sight of the big eyes of little ones on Christmas morning! Even if they did get you up at the crack of dawn…..it is a magical time. Gifts for children are a pleasure to buy……naughty or nice. Here is my edited list of fabulous finds for this Holiday season. I have also included special money saving coupon codes to save the budget during these difficult financial times. If you don’t see a code you are looking for…..be sure to check my Stylish Savings Section for Website codes that are updated daily. I hope you enjoy this special edited guide for “kids.” Get shopping! Go ahead and spoil them!
$25 and under~
It’s never too early to start teaching them. This tin of 26 Alphabet Cards is an unique gift for any continental child! $24 at PoshChicagocom
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Who is it for? ……….Any Francophile and their children……..language teachers
It’s A Magical World!
Robert Sabuda’s Alice In Wonderland pop up book is a magical version of this wonderful story. $24.95 at alphabetsnyc.com
Who is it for? ………….Children of all ages!
Artist On The Go!
The Pig Art To Go Roll is a cute crayon tote for busy little artists on the go. Carrying cases vary in design and crayons are included. $18 at lisakline.com
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Who is it for?……….. Young artists……Babysitters
Over The Moon!
A new take on a children’s classic. French Bull’s Kids Dish Set is both affordable and adorable. The set is made of melamine and is dishwasher safe. This gift makes every meal a happy meal! $24 at FrenchBull.com
Who is it for?………… Little foodies ages 6 months and up!
Here’s a blast from the past that is sure to still be a winner. The Total Bozo Game just made me smile when I found it. It will bring back wonderful memories for parents and gift givers, and create new ones for little gamers. $24.95 at landofNod.com
Who is it for? Retro kids of all ages……..Great for teachers and babysitters too!
If These Walls Could Talk……
They would say “Draw on me..not the wall!” The Peel and Stick Chalkboard is actually removable and repositionable pre-cut stickers. Offered in either Planes and Clouds or House and Trees. Give a gift of creativity! $21.95 at AcaciaCatalog.com
Who is it for?………….. Little Picasso’s aged 3 and up!
$25 – $50
A Is For Apple!
Elegant Baby’s Wooden Spelling Blocks is a very colorful way for wee ones to learn their letters and begin their own spelling bee. 36 pieces come in a handy drawstring storage bag. $30 at LaLaLing.com
Who is it for? ……….Inquisitive babies and children……pre-school teachers……babysitters
Sock It To Me!
A six pack of fanciful socks for baby boys and girls! The Sockerdoodle Set comes packaged in a cute cookie tin. A gift that is sweet enough to eat! $28 at comfymunchkins.com
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Who is it for?………. All little piggy toes from size 0 months – 12 months
Cute as a Cupcake!
Who can resist a cupcake? More delicious is a sweet little girl sporting a Jessie Steel Apron embellished with tasty little cakes! Apron has 19.5 inch ties at the waist and two handy pockets. Complete this gift with a Sprinkles Cupcake Baking Mix from the famed Beverly Hills Cupcake Shop, and you have one sweet gift. Each mix make a dozen treats in many flavors. They are all delish but I say go for the Red Velvet. Mmmmm Good! Apron is $21.95 and available at Wrapables.com and the Sprinkles Mix is $14 and can be found at williams-sonoma.com
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Who is it for?…….. Sweet petites ………a great gift for Grandma to give to her grand daughter with a promise to bake them together.
Metallic Booties by Yo My Booties are just over the top cute. Made of the super soft leather they feature an elastic band to make them STAY ON! $32 at yomybooties.com
Who is it for? Urban babies……celebrity kids……children of stylish parents!
The Snuggle Blankee makes a beautiful gift when personalized. Made of 100% Organic Cotton Fleece or 100% Cotton Velour with Satin ruffle or straight edge trim. Nothing but the best for the little one on your list! $48 at OrganicBlankees.com
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Who is it for? Any Baby on Your Shopping List!
You will receive lots of bear hugs when you give this Personalized Holiday Bear to your favorite wee one. This adorable little girl or boy bear is made of wool felt and is appliqued with the child’s name. A charming keepsake gift! $98 at chasing-fireflies.com Order by November 30th for Christmas delivery.
Who is it for? ………Anyone who needs a hug!
Ready Set Style!
Anyone that has a daughter knows that the perfect hair style becomes important at an early age. Even cool guys spend hours in front of the mirror with their dippity do. Pottery Barn Teens has styled a great looking hair dryer to help doing the do! It’s no lightweight dryer with 1,875-watts of power. Girls will love all three patterns and the guys will love the dots in blue or green. $69 at PBteen.com
Who is it for?……. Teens and Tweens of both sexes!
Little divas can get glam with the Goldilocks Children’s Bracelet. It is a beautiful mix of Swarovski crystal gemstones in silver shade and 14kt gold and filled beads. A sterling silver alphabet letter accents the bracelet …….making it a personalized keepsake. Each one is made especially for you. Available in sizes Newborn – 12 years for $ $67.00. laylaGrayce.com
Bag Of Tricks!
They will amaze you with their magical powers when using the ultimate magic collection! Included are props and instructions for 50 tricks and an instructional DVD. $79 at restorationhardware.com
Now On Sale For $62.99!
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Who is it for?……… Little Houdini’s age 8 and above!
Dwell Studio known for their iconic contemporary home goods has created a very clever gift for babies and toddlers. The MAGNETIC ANIMALS – SET OF 3 is made of encased magnetic parts, allowing children to mix and match their own animals! They will invent, even if not exactly zoologically correct, the next breed of Elephants, hippopotamuses, and oxen! Nurtures tactile curiosity! $53 at DwellStudio.com
Who is it for?………….Curious infants and toddlers!
Built With Love!
The Little Amsterdam Block Set, made of beechwood, is an amazing collection of 166 pieces. Any child will spend hours creating Amsterdam or any city their imagination can conjure up. Made in Germany and sure to be an heirloom for generations to come. $69 at ThreeSistersToys.com
Who is it for?…….. Little architects three years and older!
Little Drummer Boy (or Girl)
The Electronic Teaching Drum Set teaches children to play the drums with electronic lights and sounds. With 40 pre-recorded songs the electronic tutor lights up to show the child where to hit the drum. The set includes seven precision instruments, foot pedals, drumsticks, stool, and four learning levels. You may hate me for finding this neat toy! Appropriate for children ages 4 – 8. $99 at BacktoBasicsToys.com
Now on sale for $ 79.99!
What a fabulous gift! Dwarf’s Adventure Land…..winner of numerous awards.…. will get little one’s imagination going. More than a play mat for babies, older children love it as well. There are so many play elements that it is a great toy for multiple children to play together. Great for parent and child interaction! $75 at beebuzzbright.com
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Who is it for? ……….Little ones from birth – 4 years old!
As sweet as a candy cane……these Swarovski Converse Crib Candy Cane Shoes are an adorable idea for all of the baby elves in your life. Hip for the Holidays in Infant sizes 1 – 4. $59.99 at BabyBlingthingsBoutique.com
Gifts Over $100
Wow! Didn’t you wish for a refrigerator of your own back in the day? This mini fridge comes in five fab colors to match most decors. It actually is a practical gift. Now the kiddies can get their own drink of water without disturbing your sleep. It would come in handy in a nursery to keep pre-made bottles of formula fresh and cool. This will be the coolest gift under the tree! $199 at PBteen.com
Who is it for?………. All cool kids big and small…….teenagers!
The kids will be cook’n up a storm with their own Wooden Kitchenette! It is just the right size to play chef in any room of the house. This well made toy set is all tricked out with: oven with a see-through door, cupboard, cook top, sink & utensil rack all in one spot. Comes with pots and pans, utensils, veggies, bread, cheese & an egg. To spice things up a bit….salt and pepper shakers are included. $125 at rompbklyn.com
Who is it for?……… All little cooks ages 3 and up
Rocking horses are nice but a rocking bunny is funny. The Black Rabbit Rocker by Playsam is perfect for the modern nursery. It is wooden and striking in glossy black and white. Winner of the Excellent Swedish Design award. $165 at Vivre.com
Who is it for? …………Babies 10 Months and Older
Pearls For Girls!
This may be the sweetest bracelet I have ever seen! The Tous Bear Bracelet is designed with Freshwater Pearls and a mini sterling silver bear. Wonderful! $104 at tous-shop.com
Who is it for?…………. Baby Bears of course!
The classic Olympus set is for little fashion gods and goddesses. The set features a heavenly black and white print onesie with a bejewled “A” on the front. (“A” for aristabrat, awesome, amazing, and attitude!) 100% cotton and even the snaps are diamond-like! Completing the set is the Crystal Palace Rattle and Pacifier…both encrusted with Austrian Crystals. $299 at Aristabrat.com
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Who is it for? Privileged babies ages 3 months – 24 months!
Surely you know a little one that deserves cashmere. Yes…that’s right……these adorable rompers by Eye Spy are 100% Cashmere.…..perfect for silver spoon babies! $186 at MilkShop.com
Who is it for?………….Soft and Cuddly Babies 3 – 12 Months!
If you need gift ideas for HIM……my Holiday Gift Guide 2008: For Him might be helpful.
If You are looking for a fabulous Holiday Party Dress for a little girl…take a peek here