She's imaginative. She's a dreamer. And she's the joy of your life. Indulge her this holiday season in gifts that inspire her, delight her and encourage her to dream bigger, go further and dare to be more fabulous. (Looking for more great gift ideas? Don't miss our ongoing Glamorous Gifts series for unexpected ideas for everyone in your life.)
Consider me a fan for life now that I've paid more attention to their offerings for kids. While the assortment is limited, Anthro's concept of presents children will love is spot on. No Crayola colored madness here. No blinking lights or battery-operated nonsense. Think: hand-crafted play things that inspire creativity in kids of all ages. I want one of everything. Seriously. They've done such a marvelous job this year curating fun books, pretty plush animals and well-made toys that will spark any child's imagination. I can't wait to see their faces when they open my favorites! See them all here.
What could possibly be better than fueling a child's imagination? When it comes to art supplies, I'm a believer than you can never have too much. This all-in-one kit includes every imaginable tool one could hope for to create their masterpieces. Markers, watercolors, pencils, paints, paintbrushes, crayons and more inside a handy wooden case for easy carrying and storage. Give your petite Picasso their first lesson in design and watch them unlock the artist within.
When Christian Lacroix designs a jigsaw puzzle, you acquire it. It doesn't matter if you have barefoot tots running around the house or not. You buy it. End. Of. Story. In my case, I have two lovely girls who will actually put it to good use (that is, if I decide to share it with them) for many years to come. This two-sized tabletop activity is adorned with gold and silver foil accents and the most enchanting designs you've ever seen. It is absolutely gorgeous and loaded with the intricate design details you've come to expect from the great high-fashion house. My advice: let them play and order one of the designer's equally stunning journals for yourself. When they're done using it as a puzzle, have it framed and enjoy its magical beauty for years to come.
What is it with puzzles getting prettier and prettier? This pink 200 piece beauty is illustrated with the most enchanting jungle scene. What a sweet gift for a little one who can't get enough of those lions and tigers. Personally, it's the meandering vines and that trio of koalas that make it a winner. Well.. and all of that pink, of course!
What's not to love about a children's boutique that focuses on handmade goods and artisan products. Smitten was launched by a mom of two looking for quality products not likely to be found at those mega baby emporiums that dot the city landscape. You'll find no plastic noisemakers here. These are open-ended play toys that spark fire in a child's imagination and strive to bring back the magic of those special younger years. Children (of all ages) will love these handcrafted toys that invite creativity back into the home.