The soft felt Bolt of Lightning wool felt crown from MyCakies is fit for a king. Made for pretending, dress-up, and even perfect for that first birthday party. Let him rule the kingdom, $36, www.shopcakies.com.
This is one of my favorite gifts to give because it’s always a BIG HIT. (Get it?) The Melissa & Doug Pound & Roll Tower is seriously a genius toy- tap the hammer on four brightly colored balls and watch them pop through the holes and roll down the ramps. It keeps him happy, $19.99, melissaanddoug.com.
He likes to be stylin’, too. The hip soft soled orange on gray hemp wave Sweet Shoes are definitely not what all the other babies will be wearing at the playdate. They will set him out apart from the crowd, in sizes 0-24 months, $29.99, urbanbabyrunway.com.
The Sunday Drivers at Land of Nod are just the right shape and size for little hands. The spinning wheels and movable driver’s head will keep him busy and rolling on through the playroom even if he can’t get around yet! Move over, $7.95, landofnod.com
Play with your food!
The Food Face Dinner Plate makes mealtime an art. You know that magnetic bald man we used to drag metal shavings to make into hair? Now your little one can do that with his food! The cupboard’s the limit,$11.99, perpetualkid.com.
Tiny fingers will be fascinated with The Robot Book‘s movable gears, cogs, nuts, and bolts mounted on each beautifully illustrated page. Even more magical is the charming story revealing the secret behind what really makes the robot tick. And it might not be what you think (wink). Pull up a lap, $16.99, amazon.com.
Blast from the past
Mama, put that record on- the Fisher-Price Classic Record Player makes a comeback this holiday season and your little one is sure to get his groove on. Complete with playable records that store conveniently inside, and a carrying handle for tunes always on the go. Spin it right round, $24.99, in Target stores.