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We’re tackling your gift list ... Fun stuff for the young’uns

Standing in painfully long lines at crowded stores is worth it to see the look on their faces when they rip open one of these.



1) They’re inevitably going to write on the wall, so save your paint job and add a stylish element to any room with this decorative chalkboard decal. Rococo chalkboard wall sticker, $36, www.laylagrayce.com




2) Help get their creativity flowing with these colorful building blocks. The modular set of 74 wooden geometric shapes can be arranged flat like a puzzle or stacked to build 3-D creations. Playshapes, $150, www.dwr.com




3) Your little one will be a cultured genius with these foreign-language cards specifically designed for the 0-6 age group. Little Pim Word and Phrase Cards, $15, www.littlepim.com



4) Imagine the glee of sledding down a snowy hill in this handmade toboggan. Lucky Bums heirloom collection wooden toboggan $169, www.luckybums.com




5) Familiarize them with pizza and cake now — two grown-up must-haves. Melissa & Doug wooden food assistant, $20, www.jcpenney.com





6) A little Steven Spielberg in the making. This kid-tested video camera is built to survive drop after drop after drop. Kid-Tough video camera, $60, www.fisher-price.com



7) For those unforgettable sleep-away trips under the stars — or even just their best friend’s floor. Kids’ print percale sleeping bag, $56, www.landsend.com




8) A friend to read beside them at night. Black + Blum reading light, $44, www.black-blum.com




9) Start their passion for fashion at an early age. Splendid Littles girls’ nautical stripe tunic and leggings set, $81; Splendid Littles boys’ flannel combo shirt, $60, www.bloomingdales.com



10) You owned every scented eraser from Hello Kitty and her pals. Now she can smell like that girly magic, too. Sanrio Anniversary Collection by Demeter, $20 each, www.demeterfragrance.com





11) Babies can play on this environment-friendly, recyclable, easy-to-clean and non-toxic foam mat that gives parents one less thing to worry about. Oshi Mat, $50, www.oshimat.com

 
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