Available in two sizes (20 or 13 inches), Lola the Llama is an ultra-soft toy that aims to provide comfort and company for its owner, but whose good deeds stretch beyond that. The purchase of each toy translates into 10 meals for kids in need, courtesy of cuddle+kind’s giving partner, WE Charity. The made-in-Peru doll meets the highest safety standards for children, and employs sustainable practices during the production process.
Intended to carry pooches weighing up to 16 pounds, Wild One’s new Air Travel Carrier is plane- and pet-friendly. Small enough to be placed under regular seats, the carrier features a comfy quilted base mat and mesh panels with retractable screens, should your dog want a view or privacy. Made from neoprene, the outer is washable by hand, while the mat inside can be machine-washed and tumble-dried. The carrier also boasts a handy shoulder strap that doubles as a leash and a panel for sliding it all onto your suitcase.
Available in two sizes (either five or 12 inches tall), sculptor and toy designer Jason Freeny’s Brick Man Anatomical Puzzle is fun for kids aged eight and over—and adults, too. Easy to assemble, with just 16 pieces, the 3D puzzle can then be displayed as a playful objet d’art.
The Fruity One is Fruit Stickers’ 2020 calendar, complete with space for collecting your own. Dually a display of playful design and a record-keeper of your fruit intake, this calendar has a spot for every day of the year—a daily reminder eat something healthy. Plus, once the year ends, you’ll have your own archive of stickers. Price is in Pounds.
This wooden projector encourages kids to cast their art on the wall. Complete with see-through slides, stencils and an erasable marker, the kit also comes with a flashlight and five rolls of paper Washi tape—so kids can free-draw or even trace their art directly onto the wall (with the erasable marker). Intended for artists who are five years old and up, the projector encourages kids to make art and share it in a large-scale format.
Intended for readers from four to eight years old, Rebecca Green’s aptly named How to Make Friends with a Ghost details the best technique for becoming pals with a spook. From making them their favorite treats (mud tarts and earwax truffles) to charming them with bedtime stories and serenades, there are plenty of useful tips. Along with whimsical illustrations, the book is sweet, funny and conveys a message of kindness.
Measuring out to 36″ by 36″ when assembled, this nine-piece puzzle features a curving pathway for kids to play with. This road can actually be illuminated when passed over by the included car, which is equipped with a blacklight underbelly. The car has lane-following technology, and can therefore commandeer the course all on its own, too.
Taking an all-natural approach to your pooch’s nutrition, Ernest wants to make pet care more healthy and simple. Their Peanut Butter + Banana Recipe Biscuits are made up of just three ingredients—oats, peanut butter and banana—and are wheat-free, making them easier for your dog to digest them. With 14% crude protein and 9% crude fat, they offer plenty of nutrients for your pup.
Written by Dave Eggers, Tomorrow Most Likely is unsurprisingly playful and simultaneously tender. The book, illustrated by Lane Smith, preaches the virtues of going to sleep and waking up ready for the new day—and all the exciting, odd and glorious things that could happen then. “Tomorrow most likely there will be a door that leads to the world, where people are found,” one part reads. Intended for children aged three to five, it’s an ideal read-aloud bedtime story for the family.
With a waterproof cross-poly shell, this dog carrier is a minimal and sleek alternative to cumbersome and unattractive iterations. Available in tan, navy or black, it features a cushioned base for your pup’s comfort and non-slip straps for yours. Made for most dogs under 25 pounds, it measures eight by 17 inches by 12 inches. Best of all, the scoop offers your dog a clear view of the outside world.
Made from 100% cotton, the Fern Gully blanket by Halcyon Nights is reminiscent of the lush Australian bush thanks to its various shades of green, and images of native animals. Complete with small pops of pale pink and lilac, the sweet illustration is by Dandenong-based Min Pin Design. Soft and durable, the knitted blanket measures 100 by 80cm.
Crafted from aircraft-grade anodized aluminum, the Cruzee Ultralight Balance Bike is a brilliant option for kids learning to ride. The super-light frame (just 4.4 pounds) means they’re as effortless for kids to maneuver as they are for parents to carry around. The seat is adjustable in order to grow with your child and the foam rubber tires will never go flat. Best of all, this bike is an approachable and fun way for little tackers to skip training wheels.
Written by pro skater Karl Watson and illustrated by Henry Jones, the aptly titled My First Skateboard was written to inspire kids to get active—on skateboards and within the skating community. The positive tale follows Jonas through his journey: from his desire for a skateboard to shredding the San Francisco streets, and then meeting people from all over the world through the sport. Explicitly saying that skating is for everybody, the book carries an undeniable air of encouragement for little ones.
Slow Down Studio has teamed up with Australian artist Charlie Bennell for their La Muralla Roja puzzle—based on Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill’s stunning postmodern apartment building in Calpe. With its geometric, interlocking shapes and countless staircases, the building lends itself to a jigsaw, and this version is particularly pretty.
Based on the yellow aluminum “OY/YO” sculpture by Deborah Kass, this blue onesie is (like the artwork itself) a spirited play on language. With “YO” on the back, and the Yiddish exclamation “OY” on the front, it’s printed in Brooklyn and available for kids three to 18 months old.
The 14-pound Babyzen YOYO+ folds up to fit in overhead compartments and trunks with ease, and is remarkably quick and simple to unfold one-handed. Unlike other travel strollers, it’s also well-designed enough to double as an everyday stroller if needed. All-day functionality includes multiple and ample storage areas, a generous sunshade and a reclining seat. It’s also available in several colorways.