Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

NEWBORN TO 1: PLUSH PLAYTHINGS

For every one of their soft toys (circus-themed finger puppets, mouse rattle, jester hat) you buy, the Ikea Foundation will donate $1 to help educate kids.
Buy It Now! Assorted Soft Toys, .50 to $15, ikea.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

NEWBORN TO 1: MUSICAL TURTLE

Not only does it introduce your babe to colors and sounds with its shell, but it comes alive each time your little one presses the colorful panels.
Buy It Now! Lamaze Turtle Tunes, $25, toysrus.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

NEWBORN TO 1: CLASSIC COMEBACK

In honor of his 80th anniversary, the lovable Babar (complete with his fave crown and green three-piece suit!) is back with his suitcase filled with printed mementos, including a letter from Queen Celeste and a slice of cake.
Buy It Now! Babar Anniversary Plush Doll, $48, saksfifthavenue.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

NEWBORN TO 1: WOODEN BOOK

Your little bookworm will love this sturdy read, which features adorable animal illustrations printed on maple plywood.
Buy It Now! Big Picture Book, $13, landofnod.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

NEWBORN TO 1: STUFFED DOLLS

Too small to visit the big top? Bring the circus to him with this whimsical set. Each doll (lion, ringmaster, clown and elephant) is hand-silk-screened by an artist and rings when shaken.
Buy It Now! Circus Stuf Doll Collection, $12.50 to $25, mysweetmuffin.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

NEWBORN TO 1: MINI SOCK SET

Adorned with adorable critters, these bright socks will give her a serious case of happy feet. Even cooler? They come in a reusable bamboo basket.
Buy It Now! pipopipo Friends Sock Set, $35, pipopipoclothing.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

NEWBORN TO 1: ANIMAL ROCKER

From the cuddly chamois fleece to the solid wood runner, this little lamb will (gently!) rock your baby's world.
Buy It Now! Lamb Rocker, $119, potterybarnkids.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

CELEB PICK: WOOD PUZZLE

Skip Hop, which already counts star moms Jennifer Garner and Ali Landry as fans, just launched a new collection of wooden toys, including this 10-piece puzzle featuring colorful animal shapes.
Buy It Now! Alphabet Zoo Match & Play Puzzle, $25, skiphop.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

2 to 3: ANIMAL RIDE

Put a twist (or spin!) on their indoor play with this fun ride-on toy, which can move into every direction and features a comfy seat. Plus, there's also an adorable cow, mouse, pig, tiger and bee version.
Buy It Now! Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug, $36 to $70, amazon.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

2 to 3: FUN RIDE

Your tot will be spinning circles around you in no time with this new design from Radio Flyer, equipped with EZ-Glide wheels (no getting stuck!) and sturdy handles that provide cool sound effects.
Buy It Now! Spin 'N Saucer with Lights & Sounds, $30, radioflyer.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

2 TO 3: ORGANIC ART KIT

Who knew spinach and beets would make great materials for your mini Picasso? You'll never have to worry about exposing your aspiring artists to harmful chemicals with these eco-friendly chalks, crayons and finger paint.
Buy It Now! Veggie Art Supplies, $54 for set, romp.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

2 TO 3: REMOTE CONTROL TRAIN

This easy-to-operate Thomas the Train engine comes with all the bells and whistles (literally!) necessary to keep your pint-size conductors engaged for hours.
Buy It Now! Fisher-Price Thomas & Friends Steam n Speed, $40, target.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

2 TO 3: FUN BLANKET & BOOK

When Céline Dion's twin boys wind down for a nap, they reach for this soft mat featuring characters from the popular Jim Henson Company and Sprout-created show, Pajanimals. Added bonus: It also comes with a book that converts into a kid-size pillow.
Buy It Now! Pajanimals Snuggle Up Story Mat, $40, fao.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

2 TO 3: NESTING DOLLS

This modern twist on the Russian classic will make your curious cuties squeal with delight as they uncover each surprise.
Buy It Now! Wee Gallery Nesting Dolls, $38, weegallery.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

CELEB PICK: BOUNCY HORSE

Hilary Duff's little Luca loves to saddle up and ride this inflatable horse, which promotes balance and coordination. Available in a rainbow array of colors, it's also made with latex-free vinyl.
Buy It Now! Rody Horse, $50, rodytoy.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

4 to 5: HIGH-TECH DINO

Your pint-size paleontologist will love this interactive (and customizable!) prehistoric pal, which is loaded with tons of cool facts about dinosaurs.
Buy It Now! Vtech Switch & Go Dinos, $16, toysrus.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

4 TO 5: TALKING DOLL

Not only does the popular Disney doctor talk and sing, but her cool equipment (thermometer, stethoscope and otoscope) elicits plenty of giggles from her furry lamb patient.
Buy It Now! Doc McStuffins Time for Your Check Up Doll, $45, toysrus.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

4 to 5: SHOPPING CART

This well-crafted kiddie cart sports a roomy canvas basket with plenty of room for all their yummy buys.
Buy It Now! Playfully Delicious Shopping Cart, $70, giggle.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

4 TO 5: D.I.Y. WOOD BUILDING SET

Have tools, will build! At least that's the thinking behind this D.I.Y. kit, which has everything your mini carpenters will need (pre-cut wood pieces, nails, hammer, glue) to create their wooden masterpiece.
Buy It Now! Lakeshore Build-It-Yourself Woodworking Kit, $30, lakeshorelearning.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

4 TO 5: KID-FRIENDLY GAMING

To heighten family fun, Nintendo's new gaming system comes with a touch screen GamePad controller that allows mom or dad to play along (or secretly help!) their kids during the action. It can also wirelessly connect to the Internet and double as your TV remote.
Buy It Now! WiiU, $300, target.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

4 TO 5: COOL STICKERS

Whether you're gifting a boy or a girl, they'll love to mix and match these fun stick-on characters (fairies, firefighters and more!) for exciting adventures.
Buy It Now! Melissa & Doug Vehicles, Careers, Sports & Knights Sticker Roll, $17, melissaanddoug.com, and Melissa & Doug Princess and Fairy Sticker Roll, $17, melissaanddoug.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

4 TO 5: DRAWING APP

From the easy-to-follow drawing lessons from real Disney artists to the simple connect-the-dot templates, this cool download – plus kid-friendly stylus – will turn your iPad into a virtual art studio.
Buy It Now! Disney Creativity Studio Smart Stylus, $50, store.apple.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

CELEB PICK: COLORFUL DOLLHOUSE

Judging from her adorable Halloween costume, we're betting this pink abode (which comes with five fun stations, a Misty Mysterious doll and her cute pet rabbit) is on the top of Nahla Aubry's holiday wish list.
Buy It Now! Mini Lalaloopsy Silly Fun House, $35, toysrus.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

6 TO 8: MAKEUP KIT

Lip gloss! Nail polish! Eye shadow! This kiddie beauty set has it all, including a pretty pink case.
Buy It Now! My Princess Academy Makeover Set, $15, toysrus.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

6 TO 8: TRAVEL ACTIVITY BOX

Put the whole world at your tot's fingertips with this cool subscription service, which features fun facts and trivia (along with crafts, goodies and games) from cool destinations all over the globe.
Buy It Now! Little Passports, $12 a month, littlepassports.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

6 to 8: OLD-SCHOOL BIKE

Once your on-the-go girl gets the hang of this vintage-inspired ride, which features a low frame for easy mounting, she'll be cruising the sidewalks like a pro.
Buy It Now! Schwinn Sprite Bicycle, $360, schwinn.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

6 to 8: SHOELACE SAVER

Bye bye bunny loops! Whether he's still struggling with shoelaces or just wants to kick up the cool factor, these elastic bands turn lace-up sneaks into instant slip-ons.
Buy It Now! HICKIES Rainbow Pack, $20, hickies.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

6 TO 8: COOL PLACE MATS

Keep your children busy before meals with these doodle-friendly mats and washable markers. Made with food-grade silicone that's silks-creened by hand, they easily wipe clean so your kids can color them over and over again.
Buy It Now! Modern Twist Kidz Place Mats, $17, modern-twist.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

6 TO 8: PUPPET THEATER

This well-crafted stand (check out that chalkboard marquee and retractable gingham curtains!) will have you grabbing the popcorn and a front row seat for all the kiddie shows in your house.
Buy It Now! A Night at the Puppet Theater, $89, landofnod.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

6 TO 8: REMOTE CONTROL CARS

Talk about a wheel good time! From the intricate design to the natural finish, these mini wooden vehicles put a whole new spin on floor racing.
Buy It Now! Remote Control Wooden Vehicles, $59, potterybarnkids.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

6 TO 8: INTERACTIVE PAL

Simply slide your iPod or iPhone into this plush plaything – and presto! – your new furry friend comes to life with tons of stories, games and jokes that are updated monthly.
Buy It Now! Ubooly, $30, ubooly.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

CELEB PICK: SLEEK SCOOTER

Hugh Jackman's daughter Ava loves whizzing around N.Y.C. on this lightweight kickboard, which features a rear brake and double-rear wheels for added stability.
Buy It Now! Micro Maxi NEON Kick, $135, kickboardusa.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

9 to 10: 3-D BUILDING SET

Forget a cardboard box! Put your tot to work creating a bulldozer, princess carriage or stunt plane for hours of imaginative play.
Buy It Now! Kids Construction Wearables, $25 to $30, toysrus.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

9 to 10: COOL TWO-WHEELER

Your kids are sure to have a wheel good time courtesy of this half scooter, half bike creation, which blends two functions into one cool (and smooth) ride.
Buy It Now! Kickbike City Cruiser, $270, kickbikeamerica.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

9 TO 10: COOL HANDHELD

Sony's latest system connects wirelessly to the Internet so your mini gamers can play friends remotely, download apps, interact through social media and stay up to date on the latest news.
Buy It Now! Playstation Vita, $300, playstation.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

9 TO 10: ECO-FRIENDLY WATCH

This stylish (and green!) timepiece not only runs on mercury-free batteries, but it features organic cotton straps, a corn resin bracelet and bamboo dials.
Buy It Now! Sprout Kids Watch, $30, sproutwatches.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

9 TO 10: BUILDING BLOCKS

Is your little guy a fan of the Caped Crusader? Once he puts Batman's cool hideaway together, he can spend hours keeping it safe from the evil villain Bane's attacks.
Buy It Now! LEGO Batman Cave, $70, lego.com

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Fun Kids Gifts for Every Age

CELEB PICK: HUNGER GAMES DOLL

It's no wonder Sasha and Malia Obama are fans of the fantasy book series. Katniss Everdeen is the ultimate literary heroine. And this replica doll (complete with bow and arrow!) is a fitting tribute.
Buy It Now! Barbie Hunger Games Katniss Doll, $30, barbiecollector.com

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