Gift Ideas for Kids
Trade in those training wheels for a new Hape Balance Wonder Eco Bike. The sustainable wooden rider forgoes the two-wheel transition by teaching active pedal-free coordination first, and is adorned with water-based paint for fume-free fun.
Their popularity may be reaching pandemic-like proportions, but the only thing you’ll catch with GIANTmicrobes is a smile. The stuffed shapes are rooted in science to provide entertaining educations for kids of all ages. More than 150 “Original series” organisms are available, including Antibody (shown), the Common Cold, Dust Mite and White Blood Cell.
Carrying medications gains sudden appeal when your child sees that Alert Wear’s Owl Medicine Case comes with a Matching Doll Case for his/her favorite toy companion. The full-size quilted cotton bag holds 2 auto-injectors and an inhaler, and the set is made with your choice of fabric and strap style.
Your little one will go bananas over a plush Healthy Baby Floppy Monkey from Kids Preferred. The cuddly creature is suitable for toddlers, certified asthma and allergy friendly, and can be machine-washed frequently to keep dust mites, dirt and dander at bay.
U.S. or Canada: $17.99 at www.allergystore.com
Medieval tales and little imaginations burst to life when kids are cloaked in Sarah’s Silks tunic Knight Costume and Fairy Dress with wings. The soft sustainable silk garbs are durable, itch-free and hand washable.
The knight costume for kids ages 4-8 includes belt and cape in two bright colors. The dress for ages 3-6 comes in four colors. (Crown, sword and garland are not included.)
U.S. or Canada (shipping extra): Knight costume $38; fairy dress $54 at www.sarahssilks.com
Gifts for Tech Toy Fans
Soccer enthusiasts will get a big kick out of the miCoach Smart Ball. Built in sensors transmit data on strike, speed, trajectory and spin to the device app (iOS + Android), which provides skill tracking and technique tips. Indoor/outdoor usability promotes healthy lungs and food-free activity.
Make a sound choice with SleepPhones Wireless headphones. Removable speakers housed in a soft, phyoallergenic, machine-washable headband let loved ones rest easy and rejuvenate the immune system. Available in five colors: blue, pink, lavender, black and gray.
U.S. or Canada: $99.95 at www.sleepphones.com
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