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Cool Christmas gifts that children (and their guardians) will love
One of the great things about being locked down at home is seeing the beloved kids all day, no matter how they make it hard for you to appear decent in your virtual work meetings. The universe has let us hang out with them from sunrise to sundown, and for almost a year’s worth of online learning, non-stop talks, surprise hugs and sibling fights, we know they’ve been nice and they deserve the best gift from Santa Claus.
At the back of our mind, however, we know that children nowadays are so smart they know Santa is fictional and the sleigh filled with gifts and pulled by reindeer is actually the Lazada delivery van. So, here’s a list of kid-approved gifts to place under your Christmas tree.
My First Crayola Easy-grip Egg-shaped Crayons
Regular crayons can frustrate the toddlers with wee little hands. They’re hard to grip, break and crumble easily—let’s say it can also frustrate the parents. Egg-shaped crayons are sized to fit toddlers’ hands and it’s so solid it can last toddlerhood. It’s the first perfect tool for little ones to express their creative side and learn the primary colors.
Crayola Crayon Kit (Art Collection)
Who doesn’t like a complete art set from Crayola? If the ‘90s kids wanted the vintage 64-pack crayon box with a built-in sharpener, today’s little hands are in for a treat with this special art collection designed to bring their most amazing ideas to life. It includes 72 vibrantly colored crayons, a tip sharpener and an idea guide.
Melissa & Doug Brew and Serve Coffee Set
Looking for more ways to entertain your outdoorsy child inside the home? Level up the pretend-play tea party by serving coffee! This realistic wooden Brew & Serve Coffee Set for two has coffee pods in regular, hazelnut and mocha flavors. There’s even ice cube if you like it chilled. The 11-piece set comes with two wooden mugs, creamer, sugar, a spoon, and even a re-usable order card for budding baristas.
Melissa & Doug Prepare & Serve Pasta
What better way to fulfill early your child’s dream of becoming a chef than by serving him/her with this 50-plus-piece pasta-making set. The pasta boxes hold felt penne, bow tie pasta, linguini, and ravioli pockets that can be hand-stuffed with felt spinach, meat, or cheese fillings. Let them learn how to use the large cook and colander when making everyone’s favorite meal as well as choose the perfect topping — be it tomato sauce, cheese or butter.
NatGeo Holiday Gift Bundle: Science Kit
If you’re tired of mixing vinegar and baking soda and receiving a “meh” reaction from your audience, it’s time to up the game with the National Geographic - Volcano Science Kit, which also includes genuine volcanic specimens inside. Aside from the DIY volcano kit, the NatGeo Holiday Gift Bundle: Science Kit also engages the tiny children’s inquisitive minds with the slime-making kits: one glows in the dark, and the other moves with a magnet.
Gingersnaps Girls' Drop Waist Dress with Embro on Straps and Hem
Little girls like to start their day neat and pretty. Keep her cool and sweat-free with a gorgeous strappy dress for a day that begins with a pretend tea party in a princess tent, and ends with jumping around the house.
Gingersnaps Girls' Beautiful Printed Soft Denim Strappy Jumpsuit
Who says kids don’t need to dress up when they’re at home? Keeping it fun and trendy, a soft denim strappy jumpsuit is perfect for an active day filled with virtual Christmas parties and playing in the backyard.
Johnson's Active Kids Strong and Healthy Shampoo + Free Conditioner
Start and end each day with a nice warm bath to keep the kids healthy and smelling great. As for hair care, choose a shampoo and conditioner with zero parabens, phthalates, sulfates and dyes. Add this pair of Johnson’s products to your stocking stuffers for all your inaanak.
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