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35 stellar home gifts for parents and kids

From pure fun to seriously useful

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The joy of gift-giving is magnified when kids are involved, in no small part because of a child’s enthusiasm is just so contagious. But wading through the never-ending sea of kid’s toys and parenting products can quickly turn gift shopping into a chore.

That’s why Curbed is here to help. We’ve searched the internet for some of the best parent and kids products to give this season, whether you’re shopping for a brand new parent or a friend’s child. We’ve skipped some of the basics—like baby carriers and standard cribs—in favor of delightful, design-forward gifts that parents might not have the bandwidth to seek out themselves.

Of course, that doesn’t mean everything is expensive; most of the items on this list are under $100, with some coming in at under $50. From a simple stroller toy to a Palm Springs-inspired playhouse, here our top gift picks for parents and kids right now.

Furniture and play tents

Most parents already have the essentials when they plan a nursery or children’s bedroom, but that doesn’t mean you can’t gift furniture. Opt for playful, whimsical pieces like an airy play tent, kid-sized arm chair, or comfy bean bag.

Bedding and blankets

Nothing beats cozying up with a little one, and these fun blankets and bedding add color and style to any children’s room. Pro tip: The Little Giraffe blanket listed below is the “lovey” of choice for countless kiddos due to its incredibly soft texture.

Crib Sheet in Oyster

  • $36

Lewis has an array of fun crib sheets in crisp percale, and we love the oyster print for its bold graphic qualities.

In the kitchen

Know a budding chef? Surprise them with a new colorful apron and kid’s knife set, or help a parent out with safe bamboo plates or a learning tower—the go-to way to safely let young kids help in the kitchen.

Baby toys

Babies are all about discovery, and even small toys can entertain and wow for hours. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite picks, below, including gorgeous building blocks from Grimm’s Spiel & Holz of Germany.

Kids toys

Toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary kids do best when you let their imaginations run wild. That’s why we’ve highlighted well-designed toys that will have your child asking, “Let’s play pretend,” in a heartbeat.

Practical must-haves for the home

Not sure what to give a parent? Turn to this section for home essentials that make day-to-day life just a little bit easier.