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

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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