Gifts for Kids
STORE SPOTLIGHT: Playthings
Hilldale Shopping Center
702 N. Midvale Blvd.
One glance into Playthings and you’ll instantly wish you were a kid again. With adorable toys, clothes and gadgets for boys and girls of any age, this Hilldale shop has the inventory and the price points to match anyone on your list this year.
Tobbles Neo stacking toy, $27.99
Kelly Nigl, manager: “This brightly colored stacking toy helps with fine motor skills and coordination. The pieces are easy for little hands to grab and investigate.”
Sunfish animal hats, $18 each
Kelly Nigl, manager: “Buy with a conscience this holiday season. These hats will keep your head and your heart warm. They are made in small handicraft cooperatives in Nepal and a portion of the proceeds are donated to build schools for orphans in Kathmandu.”
Sozo monkey pajama set, $25
Kelly Nigl, manager: “The sock monkey is a classic baby toy, so why not incorporate it into their clothing? The monkey face is so adorable, kids will love them as much as their parents!”
Zebi purple bird onesie, $24
Kelly Nigl, manager: “The Zebi baby line mixes vintage-inspired designs with modern fabrics. These items would make a unique gift for a modern mom. Every item in the collection is made using either organic cotton or Intertek eco-certified linen, and a percentage of the profits are donated to an orphanage in Africa through Project Congo in cooperation with Be A Hero.”
Ticket to Ride, $50, I’m Bored!
This award-winning board game is perfect for the whole family. It’s easy enough for younger kids to catch on, but complex enough to keep teens and adults engaged.
Sophie the Giraffe, $24.95, Orange Tree Imports
Not only is this classic giraffe toy from French brand Vulli absolutely adorable, it’s also proven to stimulate all the senses for babies and toddlers. It’s especially good for teething.
Divine Baby heritage quilt, $150, divinebaby.com
Wrap up your favorite little one in a beautiful heritage quilt that celebrates diverse cultures. From Madison company Divine Baby, each quilt also comes with a book.
All photos by Sarah Smiley