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Holiday Gift Guides 2017: Presents Under $25
The holidays can be expensive, but don't have to be. We've trawled the internet for feel-good gifts that are useful, entertaining or inspirational—from grooming products to games and toys, these presents won't cost more than $25. These days, perhaps...
TECH
littleBits + Star Wars' Droid Inventor Kit
When littleBits joined forces with the Disney Accelerator program last year the teams' mutual goal was to encourage more girls to experiment with STEM/STEAM (science, tech, engineering and math) without making a product that was gendered. Star...
KIDS_PETS
Scary Bingo
As far as group games go, bingo might just be one of the easiest activities to enjoy. Now, artist Rob Hodgson has reimagined the classic with monsters and crazy creatures. There are googly-eyed counters, creepy characters and mythological beasts—and...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Brontosaurus Lamp
Free from BPA, lead and phthalate, this happy little dinosaur will brighten up any child's room. Providing a soft glow, the pale gray Brontosaurus can be used as a nightlight, thanks to its clever internal self-timer which switches itself off after...
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SPORTS_OUTDOORS
Kids' Balance Bike
For little ones just learning to ride, this bike is pedal-free—encouraging kids to figure out the balance of a two-wheeler before attempting the real thing. Made for children around the age of three and up, the Balance Bike comes almost completely...
CULTURE
Mel Stones and High's "That's a Crazy One" Photo Book
by Anne Kristoff In early '90s NYC, it seems that just about every sort of gathering featured a photographer with camera in hand. For a group of kids hanging out in Washington and Tompkins Square parks during that era, that role was filled by Mel...
ELECTRONICS_APPLIANCES
GAMES_TOYS
Osmo Explorer Kit
The award-winning game system Osmo changes the way kids interact and learn while using an iPad. Making it less about swiping and more about hand-on play, the Explorer Kit includes different programs—some of which center on numbers, math, business...
CLOTHING_ACCESSORIES
"Enfant Terrible" Sweatshirt
This very sweet raglan pullover is emblazoned with the words "enfant terrible," for the cheeky child in your life. Embroidered with a chain stitch, the sweatshirt is available in pale blue or purple—obviously intended for all genders. Available in...
BOOKS_MUSIC_FILM
Animals of a Bygone Era: An Illustrated Compendium
Written by Stockholm-based illustrator and architect Maja Säfström, this little hardcover book is as educational for adults as it is for children. Full of sweet and strange creatures (like the Opabinia, an ancient sea creature; and the Indriotherium;...
GAMES_TOYS
Cyril the Sloth Toy
If you're not able to get a cuddle from a real sloth, this little guy from Jellycat is the next best thing. Measuring 17 inches tall, the sloth is soft and floppy—made for naps and hugs on days when they're need. And, if your child is a bit messy...
FURNITURE_DECOR
Sky B Plane Bed
Quash bedtime tantrums with this magical Sky B Plane bed by Circu. Especially good for kids who are having trouble transitioning from crib to bed, this creation is made for adventure dreams. With compartments on either side and a shelf on the top wing...
DESIGN
Language and Reading Encouragement from the Square Panda Playset
Anyone with a young child understands first-hand their attraction to technology and their innate ability to use it. Square Panda has tapped into this connection and delivered a physical playset to accompany an iPad (and Android tablets soon) along...
GAMES_TOYS
Bunny Blue
Bunny Blue is double the fun—thanks to the fact that s/he is two rabbits in one. Knitted by hand in Scotland and designed by Donna Wilson this little critter is made of 100% lambswool (with a polyester filling). A great bedtime companion, measuring...
GAMES_TOYS
Find Your Park Playing Cards
Those of us who were following along with the rogue social media managers from several national parks this week might be looking for ways to support them. One easy option is buying this deck of playing cards, as 100% of the proceeds go to the National...
DESIGN
Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Kids and Pets
Of course we don't mean to imply children are animals, but there's a reason we couple the two gift guides together: these small humans and creatures depend on you for everything. From keeping them safe to feeding, encouraging and teaching them, pets...
KIDS_PETS
Day of the Dinosaurs: Step into a Spectacular Prehistoric World
Full of fascinating facts for any aspiring paleontologist, "Day of the Dinosaurs: Step into a Spectacular Prehistoric World" is also teeming with colorful but sophisticated pictures. Exploring four eras of dinosaurs—the Triassic, the early Jurassic...
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DESIGN
Rainbow Coin Purse
This cheerful coin purse is the right size for loose change and various trinkets and tchotchkes, and the bright rainbow is sure to provoke a smile—no matter how low your funds inside are. With a tip of the hat to the LGBTQ+ community, this embroidered...
DESIGN
Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Presents for $25 and Under
The holidays can be an expensive time, so it's always wise to have a budget of some kind—no matter how flush you feel on pay day. With that in mind, we have trawled the internet finding all kinds of goodies that are fantastic but affordable. From toys...
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