2016 Gift Guide: Kids

Sometimes it’s the most fun to shop and pick out gifts for kids, especially when we get to “help” them with it. Toys don’t have to be the throwaway kind because these days, there are plenty of great choices that will last through the years. From building blocks to flash cards to toys that encourage imaginative play, there’s a little something for every kid in your life.


Twig Creative Wooden Camera for Poketo \\\ $48
Just like the classic toys from the past, this toy camera is made of solid cherry wood with movable knobs and buttons to let your kid explore their imagination.


Modern House Kit by Kid Made Modern \\\ $40
Designer Todd Oldham’s Kid Made Modern line continues to develop really cool DIY kits, like this one where the kid gets to be the architect and interior designer while making their own modern house.


Naef Modulon \\\ $299
A 4-1/2″ wooden cube that is divided into 16 building blocks based on the Golden Ratio.


Reality Bank in the Form of a Pig Piggy Bank by Harry Allen for Areaware \\\ $148
A piggy bank that takes itself literally and playfully.


Wooden Wonderland by Lee Storm for Hay \\\ $90
Whimsical blocks made of anise wood that allow your child to create endless geometric configurations. Available in Green or Rose.


Play TeePee by Trademark Innovations \\\ $145
Every child loves a place of their own to play and hide in and these teepees are perfect for that. Available in black or orange.


Cooper Hewitt Design Patterns Constructibles by Mudpuppy \\\ $14
25 interlocking pieces adorned with iconic patterns fit together to become modern, 3D sculptures.


ShapeMaker Deluxe \\\ $100
Colorful hand-painted blocks where thousands of quirky faces can be made.


Wishbone Flip Ride-On Toy \\\ $149
This convertible toy can be enjoyed for years because it’s 3 toys in 1 – it’s a rocker, a push toy, and a ride-on with wheels!


Andy Warhol A Is For Andy Ring Flash Cards \\\ $13
Teach your children the alphabet with the help of modern art – Andy Warhol’s art, that is.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.