The Mini

Embroidered alphabet quilts, illuminating books, and adorable overalls, oh my! Gifts for the little ones that go a long way.

By Rachel Waldman

Nothing gets you in the spirit of gifting quite like shopping for cute-as-can-be children’s items. The littlest ones will delight in Makié’s Newborn Cashmere Set and Brother Vellies booties that are so beyond cute you’ll wish they came in adult size. Meanwhile, toddlers who are moving and shaking will get a kick from Melissa & Doug’s Band-in-a-Box and Wishbone’s Flip Bike. For slightly older kids (and because the allure of the miniature never fades) Milton & Goose’s Essential Play Kitchen or Maileg’s Wooden Bunk Bed with Bunnies will fit in right at home next to the real things, while Seedling’s Augmented Reality Bear Learning Kit and Toymail’s Talkies (that let you voice chat with your children from afar) are sure to one day turn out tech-savvy pre-teens.

Below, the gifts for little ones with big personalities–and even bigger dreams.

Wonder-inducing playthings, delivered every other month

Lovevery

Wonder-inducing playthings, delivered every other month

Lovevery, $36/month

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Boonut the bunny WIFI-enabled Talkie

Toymail

Boonut the bunny WIFI-enabled Talkie

Toymail, $59

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Holiday Van Story Nail Polish Set Disappears with Warm Soapy Water

Nailmatic

Holiday Van Story Nail Polish Set Disappears with Warm Soapy Water

Shopbop, $32

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Lightweight Portable Holdie House

Olli Ella

Lightweight Portable Holdie House

Olli Ella, $75

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Eco-Dough

Eco-Kids

Eco-Dough

Bella Luna Toys, $17

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Tooth Fairy Pillow

Oeuf

Tooth Fairy Pillow

Maisonette, $40

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Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right To Vote

Kirsten Gillibrand

Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right To Vote

Books-a-Million, $19

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Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes

Eva Chen

Juno Valentine and the Magical Shoes

Paper Source, $19

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Hair Like Mine (Kids Like Mine)

LaTashia M. Perry

Hair Like Mine (Kids Like Mine)

Books-a-Million, $11

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Ladybug Scarf + Gloves Set

Stella McCartney Kids

Ladybug Scarf + Gloves Set

Orchard Mile, $142

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Chunky Knit Red Hat

Stella McCartney Kids

Chunky Knit Red Hat

Orchard Mile, $71

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First Go! Scoot Bike

Banwood

First Go! Scoot Bike

Maisonette, $189

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Ingela Arrhenius Robots Nesting Dolls

OMM Design

Ingela Arrhenius Robots Nesting Dolls

Perfectly Smitten, $35

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18 Color Pencil Case

Oso & Me

18 Color Pencil Case

Maisonette, $28

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Augmented Reality Bear Learning Kit

Seedling

Augmented Reality Bear Learning Kit

Target, $50

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See-ya Suitcase

Olli Ella

See-ya Suitcase

Olli Ella, $79

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Thermal Fitted Two-Piece

Something Navy

Thermal Fitted Two-Piece

Nordstrom, $35

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Splashtime Kids Set

Beauty Counter

Splashtime Kids Set

Beauty Counter, $59

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Baby Hooded Bath Towel

Morihata

Baby Hooded Bath Towel

Morihata, Price Upon Request

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Jellyfish Bath

Lucky Wang

Jellyfish Bath

Lucky Wang, $11

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Complete Hair & Skin Care Gift Set for babies, toddlers, and children of color

The Brown Crayon Project

Complete Hair & Skin Care Gift Set for babies, toddlers, and children of color

The Brown Crayon Project, $85

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Baby Kit

Hannah Bergen

Baby Kit

Hannah Bergen, $120

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No. 51 Embroidered Kaftan

Pippa Holt Kids

No. 51 Embroidered Kaftan

Matches Fashion, $252

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Classic Moccasin

Freshly Picked

Classic Moccasin

Nordstrom, $49

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Bamboo Dress and Bloomer Set

Milkbarn

Bamboo Dress and Bloomer Set

Milkbarn, $40

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Dumbell Rattles

Anne-Claire Petit

Dumbell Rattles

Smallable, $17

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Baby & Toddler Swing

Solvej

Baby & Toddler Swing

The Tot, $220

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Flip Bike

Wishbone Design

Flip Bike

The Tot, $160

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ígor Overalls

Yöli and Otis

ígor Overalls

Yöli and Otis, $96

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Gold Toe Cap Mini

Brother Vellies

Gold Toe Cap Mini

Brother Vellies, $95

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Play N Pack Bag Jungle

Olli Ella

Play N Pack Bag Jungle

The Tot, $30

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Yearling by Doen Bruni Cardigan Sweater

Doen

Yearling by Doen Bruni Cardigan Sweater

Doen, $98

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Alphabet Quilt

Coral & Tusk

Alphabet Quilt

Coral & Tusk, $450

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Kiwi Crates Hands-On Learning, science and art projects delivered for ages 0-16+

KiwiCo

Kiwi Crates Hands-On Learning, science and art projects delivered for ages 0-16+

KiwiCo, $20/month

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Rockets of Awesome Subscription includes 8 styles, delivered to your door every season

Rockets of Awesome

Rockets of Awesome Subscription includes 8 styles, delivered to your door every season

Rockets of Awesome, Price Varies

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Octobo Interactive Smart Toy

Octobo

Octobo Interactive Smart Toy

Octobo, $99

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She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

Chelsea Clinton

She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World

Barneys, $18

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Baby’s First Eames

Julie Merberg

Baby’s First Eames

Barneys, $12

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Ada Twist, Scientist

Andrea Beaty

Ada Twist, Scientist

Books-a-Million, $16

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Double-Breasted Coat

Stella McCartney Kids

Double-Breasted Coat

Orchard Mile, $380

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The Future is Female

Lingua Franca

The Future is Female

Lingua Franca, $160

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MK866 – Leather Heirloom Boots

Mikoleón

MK866 – Leather Heirloom Boots

Mikoleón, $78

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Bib Dress

Batsheva

Bib Dress

Maisonette, $168

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Small Wooden Bunk Bed with Bedding & 2 Bunnies

Maileg

Small Wooden Bunk Bed with Bedding & 2 Bunnies

Barneys, $135

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Kids TiiPii Bed

TiiPii

Kids TiiPii Bed

Moda Operandi , $500

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Large WheelyMouse

Prince Lionheart

Large WheelyMouse

Barneys, $90

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Baby Set #4 includes a gray hadagi, bear rattle, and pile socks

Makié

Baby Set #4 includes a gray hadagi, bear rattle, and pile socks

Makié, $72

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Tyrannosaurus Night Lamp

Bonpoint

Tyrannosaurus Night Lamp

Bonpoint, $38

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Fa-la-la-la Llamas Pajama Set

Roller Rabbit

Fa-la-la-la Llamas Pajama Set

Maisonette, $65

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Wally The Watermelon Teeth Toy

Oli & Carol

Wally The Watermelon Teeth Toy

Smallable, $18

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Unicorn & Narwhal Horns Sidewalk Chalk Set

Twee

Unicorn & Narwhal Horns Sidewalk Chalk Set

Maisonette, $30

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Bad-In-a-Box-Clap! Clang! Tap!

Melissa & Doug

Bad-In-a-Box-Clap! Clang! Tap!

Maisonette, $25

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Essential Play Kitchen

Milton & Goose

Essential Play Kitchen

Maisonette, $649

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Kids Apron

Sefte

Kids Apron

Sefte, $60

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Life Doesn’t Frighten Me (25th Anniversary Edition)

Maya Angelou, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Sara Jane Boyers

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me (25th Anniversary Edition)

Barnes and Noble, $14

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Little People Big Dreams Women in Science Box Set

Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Little People Big Dreams Women in Science Box Set

Shopbop, $40

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I Am Enough

Grace Byers

I Am Enough

A collection of positive affirmations for the kids in your life.

Books A Million, $17

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Newborn Cashmere Set

Makié

Newborn Cashmere Set

Makié, $233

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Cashmere Striped Baby Blanket

White + Warren

Cashmere Striped Baby Blanket

Orchard Mile, $195

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Gingham Kitty Eyemask

Petite Plume

Gingham Kitty Eyemask

Maisonette, $16

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