It can be pretty hard to find great presents for the little ones on your list that
have both parent and child appeal. EMILY HSIEH takes the guesswork out of it.


Russian dolls, updated as graphic animal silhouettes.

Wee Gallery, $38 
Miller Goodman Playshapes

Imaginations run wild with this
74-piece block set in a slew of shapes, sizes, and colors.

Unica Home, $150 
Jumbo Jacks Tin

An old-fashioned sidewalk game, packaged in a compact, take-anywhere tin.

Fat Brain Toys, $8.95 

For the mini Indiana Jones: An adventure kit replete with compass, flashlight, journal, magnifying glass, and more.

Uncommon Goods, $16 
Kurio The Kangaroo Bookends

Handmade kangaroos in buttery (faux) leather make for charming (and useful) keepsakes.

Amazon, $50 
Sock Booties

Sweet somethings
to keep her cozy.

Oeuf NYC, $48 
Hair Pin

As girly as it gets: A barrette adorned with hot pink tulle and stars.

Atsuyo et Akiko, $16 
Alpaca Pirate Patch

Alpaca gives a soft spin to this tough pirate staple.

(Similar to Shown) Ouef NYC, $20 
Japanese House Shaped Magnetic Drawing Board

The wooden frame and stamps are winning upgrades to the usual etch-a-sketch.

Acorn Toy Shop, $64 
American Teepee

Try this stars and stripes themed teepee indoors or out.

Rosenberry Rooms, $205 
Nathalie Lete Paint Set

A set of brushes and two dozen paints are tucked inside this beautifully illustrated case.

Amazon, $21.90 
Wooden Bow Set

A handsome, solid wood archery set is fodder for hours of Robin Hood make believe.

Amazon, $24.99 
Animal Crayons

Made of plastic, these irresistibly cute crayons won't flake or smudge.

Moma Online Store, $8 
Soprano Ukulele

A finely crafted ukulele provides all-ages entertainment.

Various Stores, $34.99 & Up 
April Showers Scarf

A plush, pompom-bedecked wrap in the prettiest cornflower blue.

Sweet William, $78 
Mini Foosball Table

With its scaled down proportions, this foosball table fits even in the tightest quarters.

Toys R Us, $32.99 
Bonsai Tree Growing Kit

The gift that keeps on giving: Seeds, soil, and a vessel to grow your own bonsai tree.

Paxton Gate, $9.75 
Perry The Periscope

A cardboard monster makes peek-a-boo that much more fun.

Romp, $15 
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