Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Kids + Pets

Games, toys, kits, books and more that encourage learning, imagination and play

We certainly recognize the substantial differences between children and pets, but kids and creatures depend on us for everything, from keeping them safe to encouraging them with care. It’s important to remind them how much we love them—unequivocally and unconditionally—too. Of course, giving gifts isn’t the only way to do this, but there’s something undeniably wondrous about products developed with youthful humans, canines, felines and more in mind. Whimsy and imagination often teach or train. Function exists beneath layers of beauty. Toys, tools, items for entertainment and instruments of creation all represent a part of the design world defined by access. Whether you’re shopping for a toddler, a turtle, or both, there’s plenty of carefully considered options in our Kids + Pets gift guide. Be sure to browse the complete BUY guide too, for present ideas for grown-ups.

Take a look at our other 2021 Gift Guides, so far:
Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Bookworms
Holiday Gift Guides 2021: $25 and Under
Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Party Favors
Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Nesting
Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Plant Medicine
Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Plant Parenthood
Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Art Nerds
Holiday Gift Guides 2021: Gifts That Give Back
Holiday Gift Guides 2021: The Great Outdoors

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