2017 Holiday Gift Guide
Is there anything more cheery than a rainbow-colored sun? This one features colored rays attached by a cord for endless bending and clacking fun.
Get your baby into the holiday spirit with this perennial favorite from DK. The pages are full of simple words, bold images, and engaging textures like Santa’s velvety hat, glittery Christmas decorations, and a shiny red-nosed reindeer.
Because every baby needs a superhero fox for a bestie. Let the adventures begin!
Add a sweet statement piece to the nursery wall with a map of the stars from the night of baby's arrival. Add a custom quote or message and you've got a forever-treasured piece.
Bold colors? Check. Built-in protective silicone bubble? Double check. Ability to pop back into said protective bubble each time it hits the floor? Dreams-do-come-true triple check. A must-have for any paci-lover’s collection.
Celebrate baby’s first Christmas with understated glam she’ll hang on her tree for life.
Because everyone can appreciate a little luxury when it comes to sleep. Made from super soft bamboo fibers and premium fill to feel like a down comforter, little ones might even look forward to going to bed. Editor’s tip: Monogram it for an extra-special gift.
Squishy, velvety soft, and made of environmentally-friendly rubber in a certified fair trade factory. Everyone is a winner!
A baby’s “doudou” (as the French call it!) holds importance as a child’s first and most-treasured possession. Moulin Roty’s line of lovies is equal parts sweet and sophisticated, sized for little hands, and comes with a velcro pacifier stra
Because every baby needs a bib for tea time.
This not-your-average jumper tracks baby's jumps and breaks into applause at 100-jump milestones. When playtime is over, the jumper folds flat (yes, you read that correctly) for easy storage, making this as much a gift for you as for your babe.
When the weather requires a snow suit at least 4 months out of the year, make it a statement piece. This gender-neutral option is breathable, dirt repellant, water resistant, and is made from 100% recycled polyester.
Up the stacking cups ante with uniquely textured, grippable, and weighted pieces to balance, nest and spin. (It’s oddly addicting for parents, too.)
Bamboo is as safe for the environment as it is your baby, and with brightly colored silicon tips and suction bases, these pieces are as functional for feeding as they are insta-worthy.
A totally original twist on a teething toy, the trumpet is made from 51% Japanese rice (#impressive), and uses an infant’s natural sucking and teething motions to create sounds. Next stop: Juilliard.
Hat and bootie season is upon us, and this set from Misha + Puff is hand-knitted by women in Peru.
Tubby Todd's holiday set features eye-catching packaging and festive scents sure to bring the merrymaking into bath time.
Stroller blankets are a staple of the season, and this bold stripe is equal parts chic and refreshing. No baby blues and pastel pinks here!
What will pop out of the Christmas stocking? Who will come out of the chimney? What’s hiding behind the Christmas tree? As toddlers explore the pages, they’ll learn to recognize, name, and describe different holiday-themed objects. With more than 200,000 copies sold, a whole lotta holiday magic has started on these pages.
Show ‘em how we did it back in the day with this Fisher Price classic. One pull of the lever and a flood of childhood memories will come back.
Because who doesn’t need more snack cups, and nothing says gift-worthy like a sweetly packaged car, boat, and truck. Perfectly sized for little hands, these are up to the everyday-use task.
The ABC’s get an upgrade with this sign language set, which teaches the uppercase, lower case, and corresponding American Sign Language picture for each letter of the alphabet.
Liven up the standard kitchen toy lineup with new textures and tastes. They’ll be asking for a sushi date before you know it (ok, no promises on that.)
This iconic design is equally as stunning as a statement piece in your toddler’s bedroom or as an art piece in the living room. Made of French oak and wool upholstery, you can plan on watching your grandkids moon-rocking on this beauty.
German made with steel sound bars and nails, scales will sound just as they should in this piece fit for outside-the-toy-box storage.
Little builders can rearrange the castle walls, ladders, and towers of the modular set to create endless castle designs. Any maybe the best news? The castle towers nest for easy storage.
The play mat days might be over, but no one outgrows a cozy place to play on the floor. And yes— that’s a built-in heart pillow. Cue the swoon.
Perfect for little fingers just starting to build, this mix-and-match set features oversize pieces that can be snapped together (no super-frustrating screws here).
We love a toy that can keep up with a toddler’s growth and development, and this fits the bill. Practice those fine motor skills while placing the pieces in the corresponding pockets, learn the alphabet, and introduce letter-sound correspondence in one set.
Did you need a shake with that? These witty food props double as a one-man band: the hamburger maraca clicks and clacks and the fries double as a rattle.
Make the familiar new again with mix-and-match lion, tiger, and giraffe pieces in a design and color scheme handsome enough for the shelf.
Pull toys are great, but pull toys that are also building toys are other-level. This will keep ‘em busy for years to come.
Budding chefs can prep, slice, and squeeze their way to spaghetti and meatballs (complete with a sprinkle of parsley) and cheeseburgers with all the fixin’s.
Building blocks? Yawn. This heirloom-quality set is both visually stunning and offers endless opportunities for pretend play. Stack, lean, spell, clack. You name it, this tray can do it.
With its structured collar, asymmetrical zipper, and cheeky back pocket detail, this romper adds the perfect edge to the humble sweatsuit. You’ll be doing laundry just to be sure it’s clean.
Whether it's preschool, a day trip, or to carry an extra set of clothes and a snack for the park, give your littles their wings — and let them take some of the load. Trust us, they’ll love it.
Start with basic cornstarch-and-water slime, and move on to more advanced concoctions like edible chocolate slime and glow in the dark slime — it’s all here. With simple ingredients and step-by-step instructions, the recipes are equal parts amazing and foolproof.
Because masterpieces don’t create themselves. This 351-piece set has everything artists need to refine their craft. And the best part? It all fits back into the case when it’s time to clear the table for dinner.
Add Madeleines to your budding baker's repertoire with this 40-recipe cookbook and included tools to create tasty masterpieces. Package them up in the included gift boxes and tissue paper for the perfect gift.
If there’s one must-have item for budding fashionistas this winter, it’s a faux fur jacket. Appaman’s take on the trend is bold, fun, and functional.
Great for playdates, family game night, and to take on the road, this set takes a seemingly simple set— nesting boxes and bouncy balls— and creates endless games and challenges suitable for all ages. Start with the included ideas and watch as endless configurations are created.
This witty edition to Cue’s lineup talks, texts, and laughs. Suitable for beginners and pros alike, programming skills are built through interactive games and challenges.
The creators of Fingerlings know a thing or two about what makes kids flip. These bendable magnetic strips can become vehicles, animals, wearable jewelry and more. Added coolness points for the glow-in-the-dark factor.
Keep ears warm and styles cool this winter with this fun-and-funky beanie from LA-based Ice Cream Castles.
Kids fill out a style survey, and a box of carefully curated clothing will arrive at their door each season. Keep what they want, send back what they don’t, sans dressing room drama. Size swaps are free, and with designs available from newborn-14, the subscription is sure to weather even the most dramatic of growth spurts.
Attach an iPad to the Osmo base and it instantly can see and react to actions directly in front of it, turning the tablet into a hands-on learning tool. Budding artists, coders, designers and architects use their screen time to create masterpieces.
Customize and re-customize these kicks with the included 30 velcro patches for endless design fun.
Fully loaded with everything an action camera should have, including two mounts and a waterproof case, this tumble-proof cam gives aspiring videographers the tools they need to create action-packed videos.
Learn the phases of the moon alongside a family of curious rabbits observing its ever-changing shape and glow during their nighttime walks. The charming images and LED light-up moon will keep the pages turning.
Budding motor heads will flip for this unique addition to any car and truck collection. Push a car through and watch the oversized brushes rotate.
Our editors fell in love with this set that’s as much a toy to be cherished as it is for everyday use. The dolls are handmade and designed in the Waldorf pedagogy, and the coordinating dresses (this one in Liberty’s famed Mitsi print) make this gift other-level.
When a wooden gum ball machine and a bingo set combine forces, the result is a must-have for any game cabinet. With 30 included bingo sheets, this has Family Game Night written all over it.
If Santa isn’t bringing the real thing this year, give ‘em the next best thing. This set comes fully loaded with a carry case, adoption papers, and must-have items like a leash, ball and bone.
Blastoff! This set packs a lot of punch into a reasonably-sized toy. The three-levels feature a kitchen, rover, and a Murphy bed.
We’re picky about tea sets. The stirring spoons, table cloth, napkins, serving tray, and whimsy design in this set pass our needs-to-be-amazing test. Major bonus: it’s made of BPA-free melamine, meaning it's toddler-proof and dishwasher safe.
Perfect for color lovers and fledgling conservationists alike, this alternative to the typical big box store coloring book lineup features scenes by artist Tim Pacific along with fun facts about each national park.
Perfect for story time, movie night, and resting between super hero missions, this modern take on the kids’ lounger will be a welcome addition to any decor. You might find yourself cozying up in it, too.
These simple-shaped blocks are the epitome of open-ended play. Younger kids can build 2-D mosaics, older kids can kick it up to 3-D masterpieces. This set has all they need to get started.
Get ‘em going on two wheels with a balance bike that will have them looking and feeling like a big kid.
ZoLi's silicone placemat gets a funky update with iconic tokidoki character prints. But wait, it gets better: the set comes with washable markers to add to the mealtime fun.
Self-contained race track? Yes, please. With various track configurations, sturdy wooden pieces and carry case, speedsters can take this wherever they go.
Because girls with big dreams need a wardrobe to match. This handmade beauty might make the colder temps a little more bearable this winter.
Have a future designer, builder, and/or animal lover on your hands? Let them plan and build a customized pet palace and let the creative play ensue. (Editor’s tip: no room for a 3-story dollhouse? This is a great alternative.)
Soothe winter skin with this luxe set featuring ultra-hydrating coconut and nourishing rose.
Functional design combines with jaw dropping embellishments to create her go-to shoe of the season... and a gift she'll cherish forever.
Add a little adventure to her standard travel lineup with this versatile set that moves as smoothly as their iconic strollers. Plus, she'll never confuse her suitcase at baggage claim again.
This all-in-one kit has everything to get started with a morning Matcha ritual. Let the healthy vibes ensue.
Our editors swear this is the grippiest mat they’ve ever practiced on. The natural rubber provides the perfect amount of stability, cushion, and traction for other-level flow.
Diaper bag, work bag, travel bag, or gym bag? Let her decide.
Give new moms the gift of self-care with this perfect-for-a-pampering-sesh lineup that will get skin back to that pregnancy glow.
This Goop-approved lightweight robe features a sewn-on belt (genuis), a nursing-friendly neckline closure, and a raw hemline that can be trimmed to the best length for the wearer.
Day to night and back again, this eye palette has the shades for every look and occasion.
Needlepoint gets a mod update with this velvet-backed Personality Pillow. Add a pop of color and a hint of sass to the couch, the office, the
From stylish shots to everyday moments, preserve your memories with bold colors and gold foils in this oh-so-giftable collab.
For the days she doesn’t need that Artic parka, freshen up the look in this bomber jacket with edgy details in goes-with-everything olive.
Give him something to smile about with a stain-removing sonic toothbrush that cleans, brightens, and even massages in a sleek design you won't mind on the counter.
Slow-brewed iced coffee tastes sweet with a hint of chocolately goodness. You're going to love his new hobby.
Even if he’s not the outdoors type, a camo-style, water-resistant bag channels his inner Boy Scout. Fill it with his travel-sized favorites.
This brain-sensing eyewear ups his focus and concentration with tech that gives real-time feedback. Super Dad, indeed.
His workouts can go pro with breathable, stretch material that includes compression lining, 8 pockets, and headphone exits.
Great music combines with retro design. He can listen to FM radio, or stream his favorites using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
With soft, woven jacquard fabric and neutral colors, this pullover can be used for layering to keep out the chill during the winter.
This neoprene backpack goes from the gym to the office to home, with plenty of pocket space for everything from keys to laptop.
Disposable cups aren’t needed when he can enjoy hot drinks in an easy-grip, 100% silicone cup that’s dishwasher and microwave safe.
With a wide wheelbase, smooth ride, and stability control, he’ll feel like he can keep up with the kids.
These indoor/outdoor shoes are tough and weather-resistant, and an orthodic-quality footbed molds comfortably to his feet. Be prepared to see these on the daily.
Jot down ideas, send to the cloud, and erase in the microwave (!) to reuse. The coolness factor alone guarantees a spot on your list.