By Isabella Biedenharn
The holidays are here, which means list-making, calendar countdowns, and of course: Shopping! And is it just us, or can shopping for little ones be so much more fun than shopping for adults? To help ease the stress of gifting — Did you forget someone? Does she already have this toy? Is this outfit cute? — we’ve put together this handy guide of thoughtful gifts for every kid on your list.
Among the products below, you’ll find kid-friendly trends like animal-inspired details, rainbow stripes, and fun sneakers. (Hint, hint to all the folks who have you on their list: How about that cable-knit hat with the soft, furry pom-pom on top?) We’ve also paired parent-approved clothing with kid-approved treats — mom can gush over the sight of her little one in overalls like she’s an artist in a SoHo loft, and that little artist can start her masterpiece right away with her new set of Do-a-Dot markers.
Read on to find the perfect gift for every cutie you’re shopping for this year.
Help him wear his colorful personality on the outside with this “Crazy Stripe” sweater.
Is she painting big dots — or studying pointillism? Either way, these are perfect for your pint-sized Georges-Pierre Seurat. (Just make sure she has a hearty supply of paper.)
Need a break from “Baby Shark” and “Old McDonald?” Now he can join his favorite British pig in an endless singalong.
This little bear will love her kimono-inspired coat. Plus, it has a water-repellent outer shell to keep her dry when the weather turns while she’s helping walk the dog.
Parents will love the stylish corduroy fabric on these sneakers, and kids will love how easy it is to slip them on and off. The only foreseeable problem is finding a matching pair for yourself...
This sweet mock-neck sweater doubles as a hint that you’d like to see more photos of your favorite nephew.
Give him a sneaker that can keep up with him — and looks crisp with all of his bold outfits.
Make running around even more fun with their very own activity tracker, which lets them earn virtual rewards and set step competitions with friends. (Bonus: Parents can track their child’s sleep and help encourage better bedtime habits.)
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