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 …

Young Chemist Three-Pack

Recommended for kids ages five and up, this accessible and fun kit comprises three different science projects. Crystal Chemistry Garden grows trees and bushes out of felt shapes, solutions and liquid watercolor. Colorful Chemistry explores the science behind color mixing through bubbling experiments. And finally, the Oil + Water Chemistry project creates a volcano in order to understand how gas bubbles float. Each experiment in …


A sophisticated educational tool in the form of a charming little robot, ROYBI comes with 500 free daily lessons as well as 40 stories and songs. ROYBI encourages children (from pre-school age to elementary) to learn languages and acquire STEM skills. There’s also a companion app for parents to monitor progress.