Holiday Shopping Guide: Gifts For Kids

Be a cool auntie, uncle or friend and buy a kid in your life one of these hip holiday gifts. (And score major brownie points with the parents, too!)

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<b>HUGGALUGS BABY LEG WARMERS (Ages 0-6):</b> Not only are these like-oh-my-gawd-totally cute, but they are surprisingly practical (think: no need to pull pants off and on for frequent diaper changes). <a href="http://www.sobebabies.com/shop/huggalugs-leg-warmers-p-504.html">$17.95, sobebabies.com</a>
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Dan Santat/Sterling
<B>CHICKEN DANCE (all ages):</B> This book has been known to make small children laugh uncontrollably. Marge and Lola hit the Elvis Poultry Show. Hilarity ensues. <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Chicken-Dance-Tammi-Sauer/dp/1402753667/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255028017&sr=1-1">$14.95, amazon.com</a>
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toocutebabygifts.com
<B>PATCHES PLUSH PUPPY LOVIE (Ages 0-2):</B> Finally, a dog you can drool on. Patches is soft, plush, has a built-in rattle, and comes delivered in a dog house. <a href="http://www.toocutebabygifts.com/patches-plush-puppy-lovie-in-adorable-doghouse.html">$20, toocutebabygifts.com</a>
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etsy.com
<B>MALINDI HAND-KNITTED HAT (Ages 0-2):</B> This hat, and other styles like it, are hand-knitted and made to order by a mom of three. In-stock hats ship in 1-2 days, special orders take 1-2 weeks. Plan accordingly. <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5293286" target="_blank">$22, etsy.com<a>
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landofnod.com
<B>SHAKE YOUR FOOTBALL BOOTIES (Ages 0-6 months):</B> You might have noticed that the holiday season and football season coincide. If you know a baby being born around now, these booties will score a touchdown. <a href="http://www.landofnod.com/family.aspx?c=9961&f=4749">$24, landofnod.com</a>
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Manhattan Toy
<B>FARM PUZZLE BLOCK SET (Ages 18 months+):</b> The cute illustrations of farm animals on some blocks match up with spelled-out words on others. The kiddies will match 'em up to make a puzzle. Or chew on 'em. Either way they are sure to enjoy them. <a href=http://www.manhattantoy.com/product/206707/207070/_/Farm_Puzzle_Block_Set>$24, manhattantoy.com</a>
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House of Mongrel
<B>HOUSE OF MONGREL "1,2, TREE" ONESIE (Ages 0-18 months):</B> They're going green young these days, you know. This 100% organic cotton onesie uses low impact dyes and inks, and has a tree-hugging message. Though you might want to hug the messenger instead. <a href="http://www.kitsel.com/12tree.html">$26, kitsel.com</a>
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Fauna
<B>FAUNA KIDS T-SHIRT - FAWN (Ages 2-8):</B>This photo-negative animal print is stylish and sweet. It's also super-soft organic cotton, which is also pretty sweet. Horses, apes, owls and bunnies are also available.<a href="http://www.designpublic.com/shop/kids/kids-apparel"> $27, designpublic.com</a>
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Manhattan Toy
<B>AUTOMOBLOX A9 TOY CAR (Ages 2+):</B> A toy car is inspired by popular European and Japanese models. Cool. Also cool? For yoru budding builder, there's a whole range of them and their parts are interchangeable. <A href="http://www.manhattantoy.com/product/224778/985004/_/Automoblox_A9_Compact_Orange">$38, manhattantoy.com<a/>
10/15
Pottery Barn Kids
<B>KID CROQUET SET (Ages 3+):</B> Ah, croquet... a game with timeless charm. Though it's somewhat less charming when an errant whack catches a 4 year-old in the shin. Fortunately this set features mallets and balls of lightweight foam. Ahhh. <a href="http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/kk67/index.cfm">$39, potterybarnkids.com</a>
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AR Global Design
<B>KID PUZZLE DINNER TRAY (Ages 1+):</B> Kids like puzzles. Kids also like having their own special things -- toothbrushes, foods, and yes, dinner plates. This set is non-toxic, which makes it extra-delicious. Go ahead, kid, play with your food. <a href="http://www.aplusrstore.com/product.php?id=273">$55, aplusrstore.com</a>
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Wheely Bug
<B>WHEELY BUG (Ages 2+):</B> These award-winning joy-riders encourage motor skills and development. Plus, they're really cute. Works inside and out. <a href="http://www.target.com/s/190-3188750-8063423?_encoding=UTF8&CPNG=Baby&LID=63488778&search-alias=tgt-index&keywords=wheely_bug&searchSize=30&searchView=grid5&searchNodeID=1038576&AFID=google&searchPage=1&searchRank=relevancerank&LNM=wheely_bug">$59, target.com</a>
13/15
Jean Bourget
<B>JEAN BOURGET CHUNKY SWEATER (Ages 1-4):</B> Ooh la la. The knitting. The elbow patches. The cozy French-ness. A good gift for sartorial tots in colder climes. Other styles available, too. <a href="http://www.artebebe.com/catalog/Cool-Boys-Clothes/c23/p10213/Jean-Bourget/Jean-Bourget-Chunky-Sweater-NEW-62/product_info.html">$62, Arte Bebe</a>
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spunkysprout.com
<B>ABC CHOCOLATE RIDING HORSE (Ages 2-5):</B> Rocking horses have come a long way. This one, with a sleek design and solid construction, makes for great giddy-upping and adds a stylish object to kids room decor. <a href="http://www.spunkysprout.com/itokopltr.html">$118, spunkysprout.com</a>
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Vitra
<b>EAMES ELEPHANT (Ages 1+):</b> That's Eames as in Charles and Ray, of course, of mid-century chair-design fame. Their elephant, first produced in 1945, makes a great addition to a modern kids room. <a href="http://www.designpublic.com/shop/vitra/13819?utm_source=Froogle&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=Vitra+Eames+Elephant++++Ice+Grey">$247, designpublic.com</a>
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