holiday gift giving season is here and just like last year, i am asking some of my favorite taste makers to collaborate with me for gift guides! i am super excited to launch the series with one of my dear friends–and seriously awesome career woman, wife, mom… the list is endless. she runs the uber-chic site cricket’s circle… a go to for every mama out there! check out her top holiday picks!
name: rachel blumenthal
what you do: founder of cricket’s circle, the shoppable short answer for what to buy for baby and toddler
best gift you ever received: my husband bought me a tiny gold ribbon ring a year into dating and though it didn’t represent a “promise” per se, it’s something incredibly special to me.
top gift ideas for kids (2-12)
1 – the princess obsessed
chances are she’s at least starting to tire of the elsa costume. introduce her to a classic with a handmade Little red riding hood costume (and book!).
2 – the sports lover
tennis lessons at the newly opened court 16 in brooklyn are a must. the instructors are world-class athletes, the courts are scaled down in size for your kids and each membership comes with the cutest backpack and t’s in partnership with lacoste. yes, please.
3 – the avid reader
few things are more charming than penguin’s special threads editions of classics like black beauty, the secret garden, and emma. (photo here). If budget is of no option, there’s nothing more stunning (and happy!) than juniper books’ children’s sets.
4 – the creative cat
satisfy curiosity and craftiness with a craft project from kiwicrate, a box full of everything you need to complete the task at hand.
5 – the cars/trucks Fanatic
this race car sleeping bag is everything.
6 – the toddler who has everything
blabla’s giant life-size dolls are great for playing or napping on. And they’re so stunning, you’ll want to keep them for your kids’ kids.
7 – the tech-Savvy
budding engineers will be fascinated with goldiblox which encourages and develops an early interest in building and engineering.
8 – the too-cool tween
to her, nothing says cool like rainbow fingernails. to you, you’d prefer she didn’t inhale the toxic fumes. ella + mila’s 10-pack of safe, vegan nail polishes are a win-win.
9 – the music lover
b. symphony in b. orchestra is one of the only toys that plays music you’ll actually love. This one thrills parents as much as littles. If your child is more creative, their very own mini piano and guitar is the only way to go. We love Janod for making them pretty and happy too.
10 – the drama queen/king
all drama queens and kings should have their very own castle, where they can play out their diva-ness.