With Beaufort Bonnet Co.’s Holiday Collection of red and green “bloomers” and bonnets, easy-on, easy-off cotton diaper covers and headgear can mix and match easily for a festive array of looks for bundles of joy 18 months and younger. $35 and $52. Babies on the Boulevard.
Just released, the Vinci Family Tablet offers all the adult-pleasing features of a traditional family tablet — email, Skype and Google Play — plus award-winning, age-appropriate, educational and commercial-free content that makes kids and parents smile. The 7-inch Android 4.1 tablet comes with a library of Vinci Curriculum apps and more than 700 books, games and videos available for download. $199. Best Buy. company names
A fantasy getaway for kids is just a treehouse away, and no one builds them quite like Daniel’s Wood Land. The company’s Deluxe Original Treehouse plops a unique 5- by 6-foot kids-only zone atop its own tree — a hollowed-out oversized 6-foot log, complete with a secret ladder-and-trapdoor entrance. Custom-crafted of solid Douglas fir framing and cedar board siding, these clever creations feature six crooked windows, two roof dormers and endless add-ons to inspire creative play. Starting at $9,745. www.danielswoodland.com.
The Mighty Purse Handbag Butler is a streamlined, zippered leather purse with a cleverly concealed smartphone charger. It comes in several colors and is a gotta-have-it gift for girls who won’t ever have an excuse for not phoning home. The battery holds enough juice for two full charges, and iPhone adapters are available from Apple, Amazon, Best Buy and Radio Shack. $109 (monogramming extra). Spoiled Pink.
Kids can follow the monthly adventures of Sam and Sofia, the two young adventurers of Little Passports, a charming online educational program that teaches kids about places around the world. Subscription-based, the monthly Explorer Kit arrives with letters, maps, passports, stickers, activity sheets and a slew of online games detailing their heroes’ latest destination. $12-$14 per month, plus shipping. www.littlepassports.com.
The new Mobo Rocker is a kid-size version of the Mobo Triker Pro, an ergonomic bike made by Asa Products. The high-performance three-wheeled cruiser offers youngsters ages 6 to 10 a fierce, fun ride and body-controlled maneuverability that makes a steering wheel obsolete. $475. Toy Works.
For families that revel in the traditions of Hanukkah and the month of Kislev, The Maccabee on the Mantelis a delightfully interactive way of explaining Jewish traditions to youngsters. The brainchild of founders of Fort Worth comedy troupe Four Day Weekend, the Maccabee is a smiling soldier (and snuggly plush) whose story of the Festival of Lights is shared in a beautifully illustrated tale told in rhyme. $29.99. www.maccabeeonthemantel.com.
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