“Gifts for kids”

Possibly no one benefits from the gift-giving frenzy of the holidays as much as the kids. This year there are plenty of great options, from a luxury child’s robe sporting retro fruit or cupcakes (C, $49 and up, www.cherrycupcake.com) to the fun and educational “Dinosaur on Hanukkah” book by local author Diane Levin Rauchwerger (F, $6.95 paperback or $15.95 hardcover, www.karben.com).

J. Crew has some adorable and warm threads for the kids as well, including this super-cute Crewcuts Patchwork Wool Puffer Vest (A, $325, www.jcrew.com).

Sure to evoke squeals of joy is the Hannah Montana Rock Star Dance Mat (B, $19.99, major mass retailers) and the 25th Anniversary Care Bear with Swarovsky crystal eyes and silver-plated accents (E, $19.99, major mass retailers). The special edition Care Bear also comes with a DVD of the first-ever episode of the TV show.

A classic favorite, Lego offers cool toy packages for kids of all ages. Monster Dino (D, $89.99, www.lego.com) is a challenging creative project for kids ages 9 to 12. The roaring and walking creature comes alive with a glow-in-the-dark spine and a remote control.

The palm-size RC helicopter (G, $29.99 to $49.99, www.thinkgeek.com) is perfect for gadget-loving kids who never stop moving.


Article published in The San Fransisco Chronicle’s “Holiday Gift Guide” custom publication on December 5, 2007. Download PDF of original article “Gifts for kids” to view full layout with PHOTOS!

© Gabriana Marks 2012.

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