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Frederic Finds: We’re Not Kidding Around With These Fun Gift Ideas for Kids

November 30, 2018

From newborn cherubs to aspiring musicians, something for every age.


Convertible Cart

A removable hood turns the handwoven stroller into a chic wagon.
Olli Ella, $135, us.olliella.com

Treasure Trunk

Little luggage with exterior straps for keeping precious playthings at the ready.
Olli Ella, $79, thetot.com

Slow Speed Ahead

Q: To scoot or not to scoot?
A: To scoot—in style.
Vivi, $120, florahenri.com

Throwback Ride

A petite version of our dream bike, for learning to balance on two wheels.
Banwood, $195, banwood.com

Boogie Booties

Shiny high tops on wheels, complete with bright flashing lights
Pulse, $100, bergdorfgoodman.com


Swedish Swaddle

100% organic muslin in a nostalgic shade of soft Calamine pink.
Garbo & Friends, $34, trouva.com

Whimsical Woollens

Extra long ears for tiny tots, spun from warm, cozy, hypoallergenic baby alpaca.
Oeuf, $56, oeufnyc.com

Japanese Duds

A miniature samurai shirt made of soft terrycloth, for brand new babes.
Makié, $48, plain-goods.com

Ladylike Layer

Embroidered dogs, tiny tassels, a Peter Pan collar—a dream coat for a little miss.
Little Goodall, $200, thetot.com

Berry Booties

Extra sweet wool and cotton shoes hand-knit in Nepal.
Anthropologie, $18, anthropologie.com

Fiesta Feet

Practical yet fun and funky knee socks with Southwest flair.
Oilily, $15, oilily.com


Throwback Titles

A charismatic set of “Mary Poppins” books, practically perfect in every way.
Juniper Books, $135, maisonette.com

Monster Marks

The eternal party favor(ite): playful temporary tattoos.
Meri Meri, $2.50, merimeri.com

Ex Libris

Bright bookplates for young collectors.
Cheree Berry Paper, $12, maisonette.com

Custom Cards

Any letterpress motif you can dream up, paired with a hand-painted border.
Pickett’s Press, $708, pickettspress.com

Wild Stationary

A dozen notecards that double as playful party masks.
Fredericks and Mae, $17, ofakind.com

Bespoke Book

Yves Saint Laurent fashion sketches, with your creative one’s initials on the front.
Bergdorf Goodman, $65, bergdorfgoodman.com


Stone Shapes

Like Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains, but actual building blocks.
FS Objects, $48, fsobjects.com

Do-Good Doll

A hand-knit Peruvian prince whose proceeds fight children’s hunger.
Cuddle and Kind, from $52, cuddleandkind.com

Creative Carry-All

Children’s sketches, embroidered onto a sturdy tote. A fun project for them yet just for you!
Cece Dupraz, $94, cecedupraz.com

Growing Appetites

Wooden renditions of a classic, all-American, hearty breakfast.
Plan Toys, $36, maisonette.com

Goggles Required

Forked tree branches turned into slingshots, and a nod to simpler times.
Hella Slingshots, $37, hellaslingshots.com

Petite Pro

A real acoustic guitar that comes with a kid-friendly instructional app. Rock on!
Loog, $129, loogguitars.com