Holiday Gift Guide 2019 — Kids


From starter sets to large collections for serious builders, Tegu magnetic wooden blocks encourage imaginative play, develop fine motor skills, and help with problem-solving. Sustainably-sourced and non-toxic, they provide endless amounts of fun. (Pro tip: toss one of their Pocket Pouches in your diaper bag for a great on-the-go distraction.)


CINEMOOD, a mini projector that fits in the palm of your hand, captures the vibe of an old-time movie projector, but with all the modern bells and whistles. This sleek, cordless, tiny movie theater projects big, vivid content up to twelve feet away. It comes with pre-loaded educational cartoons, digital books, and interactive games to get your kiddos moving. We know screen time can be a tricky thing to navigate, but rather than handing over a tablet or your phone, families can experience entertainment together in a more magical way.


Little kid shoes—does it get any cuter? Actually, yes… when you snag a pair of moccasins, or clogs, or sneakers from Freshly Picked. Their Newport sandals (pictured) are super adorable—and yes, these are ones your tot can even rock *with* socks. Thanks to these stylin’ sandals, your little one will definitely put her best foot, erfeet, forward.



weeSpring parents are big Tea Collection fanatics (““quality” is the word that comes up most often their reviews) for their soft fabrics and unique style, so you’re certain to find just the outfit for your little mini me. (We particularly love their adorable pajamas, perfect for winter nights.) Plus, every single purchase from Tea gives back to the Global Fund for Children—win, win.


Did you know only 31% of children’s books feature a female character, and only 13% feature a person of color? Little Feminist Book Club, a children’s book & activity subscription, helps stock your kiddo’s library with great reads focusing on diversity, empathy, and perseverance while teaching them about the power of bravery and kindness.


My Fabulous Storyteller from Lunii is a screen-free way to keep tots entertained with the power of their own imaginations. This interactive storytelling device is packed with children’s audio stories (it’s kind of like a radio/podcast combo just for kids!). Better yet, your child helps create awesome adventures by choosing their own characters, locations, and more.

Slumberkins are cuddly creatures that help families strengthen these positive attachments by giving kiddos the tools to learn important emotional and social skills. Founded by two educator moms, each plush pal pairs with a board book, featuring a sweet story and actionable techniques to help little ones understand big feelings, make sense of their world, and build emotional wellbeing. Thanks to Slumberkins, comfort and support has never been so cute.

Be sure to check out our roundup for parents and grandparents too!