Get a head start on … gifts for little ones
1: Vamped up …
Back up, Barbie — Mattel’s new Monster High dolls have a dark side to their pink pumps. But even so, how cute is Draculaura?
2: … or dolled up
But no worries, B — there will always be a spot in the pink convertible for you. The new Barbie “I Can Be …” line features motivated career women, from veterinarians to computer engineers to snowboarders.
3: Designing tweens
Teen Vogue’s new bedding line has something for every budding designer, but we love the Malibu Surfer collection, complete with a reversible tie-dyed pattern. A one-year Teen Vogue subscription is included with each comforter purchase.
$20-$90 at JCPenny, www.jcp.com
4: Take off
Not only is it 100 percent playable, but this vintage pedal plane from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child will look adorable in the playroom or living room.
5: Got game?
The classic Operation gets an update with Buzz Lightyear, who needs a little tuning up.
6: Sweet rides
The Early Rider “balance bike” doesn’t have pedals, so it lets preschoolers scoot along and figure things out at their own speed without any (very uncool) training wheels.
7: In the bag
You can’t go wrong with these purses from LittleMissMatched — next to makeup and maybe an iPhone, there is nothing your niece wants more.