The Under-18 Gift Guide
When it comes to pleasing the littles, results vary drastically by age group: the softest-cutest-coziest things for babies and toddlers (or rather, their parents); interactive, color-happy, imagination-igniting toys for the kid set; and for teens, the things they actually want. P.S. Shop the gift guides IRL at goop GIFT in Los Angeles through December 24.
The Hunger Games
Trilogy goop, $99 Two rites of passage.
juniper books J.D.
Salinger Book Setgoop, $175
Sticker Sheet Set Urban Outfitters, $12 The best kind of code.
Dinosaur Onesie goop, $60 Wouldn’t you want one?
- TONY DURHAM Skewb UltimateMCA Store, $20 A puzzle for any budding designers on the list.
- nike air max 90 id Nike, $125 Say it with sneakers.
m3d The Micro 3d
printergoop, $449 The coolest little
PUBLIC Sprout C1 Kid’s Bike Public, $169
A perfectly retro choice for a
first set of wheels.
(FETE) goop, $20 Colors so good, they’ll never notice that it’s non-toxic.
(MOTIF) goop, $18
(bijou) goop, $18
goop Under 18 Beauty Kit goop, $100
A clean beauty starter kit for the
young makeup obsessive.
Sea Mistgoop, $12 Like a natural version of Elnett.
Mini Rainbow Film Pack goop, $18
Fujifilm Instax Mini
8 Instant Camera goop, $120 Because no digital filter is as
good as the real thing.
stance star wars
kids socks goop, $16 The only socks a tween will
ever actively covet.
summerill & bishop private
kids classes Summerill & Bishop, Price upon request A great birthday party option for the curious chef.
- S.W. Basics Bestsellers Mini Kit goop, $45 Start ‘em young.
Unicorn Kit Assembli, €20.66 Both cool and crafty.
urbanears Plattan Adv
Wireless Headphones goop, $100 Wire free headphones = one
less thing to trip them up.
Wireless Headphones goop, $120
Ultracharger Onewheel, $1,499 This year’s hoverboard.
Onesie goop, $60 One downside: They’ll refuse
to take it off.
CHRISTINE BERRIE Bird Bingo Laurence King, $29.95
A little bit of nature for
the gaming set.
T-Rex Dinosaur Model Kit goop, $22 A total classic.
Rockets of Awesome
silver jacket and
customizable patches Rockets of Awesome, $46 The perfect amount of flash.
AXENT Wired Cat
Ear Headphones Brookstone, $99.99 No confusion here about when
they’re not listening to you.
Iggy Peck, Architect Amazon, $17.95 A great and growing series
for young readers.
Ada Twist, Scientist Amazon, $17.95
Rosie Revere, Engineer Amazon, $17.95
Coloring Pens goop, $16 Because every kid
should get to color her
- omy world Map Coloring Poster goop, $30
kazoo magazine 1 year
subscription Kazoo Magazine, $50 A new magazine for
Hair Ties goop, $9 Double as bracelets.
Swimmable Mermaid Tail Appfash, $68 For Splash remakes.
tesla model s
for kids Radio Flyer, $500 Absurd, but awesome.
rodin Lip Balm
Ring goop, $15 Irresistibly fun.
kukkia Gatcha Gatcha Bingo Set goop, $56
Like what you’d find in a
classic bingo hall.
Kids Yoga Mat Chi Universe, $37.99 For inner chi.
PHRESH Chi Flow &
Game iTunes, $0.99
- meddy teddygoop, $30
Odette Williams kids
apron set goop, $49 For mastering Rice Krispie treats.
LASER PEGS Fire Truck
Construction Set Laser Pegs, $21.99 A STEM toy that lights right up.
areaware Medium Cubebot goop, $28
Like an earthy
fctry UNICORN SNOT BUNDLE FCTRY, $29.99
Unicorn snot actually makes for
good hair gel.
BELL SPORTS Star Wars:
Episode VII The Force Awakens
helmetToys R Us, $27 BB8 on a bike.
LEGO® Ghostbusters kitTarget, $51
Spookily accurate (there’s a kit for the
ladies version, too).
fat brain toys Magic –
Onyx Edition Fat Brain Toys, $53.95 Nothing is better than the real thing.
Baby & Toddler
oeuf nyc Baby Alpaca
Rabbit Hoodie goop, $156 So cute it hurts.
- boden 7 PACK SOCK BOX Boden, $29.50-$33.50 For the young sartorialist.
WOODEN PLATE Poketo, $18 A cute solution for kids who
Priscilla Ahn LA LA LA
kids album Priscilla Ahn, $9.99 Cute kids tunes that are
bearable for adults.
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Sheep Booties goop, $52
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Sheep Hat goop, $56 For tiny ears and toys
melissa & doug Let’s Play
House! Dust! Sweep! Mop! Melissa & Doug, $29.99 If only teens liked to clean like toddlers.
- nursery works AMI ROCKER Nursery Works, $1,250 This converts into a rocking couch.
kid o Glow in the
Dark Magnatab Darling Clementine, $36 A perfect toy for flights.
32 PIECE SET Cooper Hewitt, $49.99 Magna tiles that are next level chic.
gunner & lux “MY DAD
IS A FEMINIST” T-SHIRT Gunner & Lux, $19.99 …and the future is female.
lilly post BOARD BOOK BOX Lilly Post, $26
A monthly subscription of adorably
- KidKraft Espresso Smoothie Set Target, $19.99 For a budding smoothie connoisseur.
the polka dot club
Cuddling Rabbit goop, $72 Little ears for little hands.
the polka dot
Rattle Ball goop, $38
Skuut Diggin Active Red
Balance Bike Magic Cabin, $99 The best way to learn how to
master two wheels.
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Unicorn Hat goop, $56 For your favorite mystical creature.
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Stuffed Pillow goop, $80
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Chili Bottle Plush
Stuffed Toy goop, $80 An adorable array of things to cuddle.
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Plush Stuffed Pillow goop, $36
cuddle + kind Benedict
the bunny Cuddle + Kind, $45 1 doll = 10 meals for a kid in need.
- Gift of college gift card Gift of College A gift of many returns.
HELLO SHISO Puppy Pom
Clips Set of 2 Bitte, $13 The cutest barrettes around.
Propeller Plane goop, $36 For flight simulations.
happiest baby SNOO
SMART SLEEPER goop, $1,160 The gift of uninterrupted sleep.
- tellkiddo Nursery print Over the Ocean, $18.50 The baby’s first piece of art.
1212 Organic Baby
Gift Set goop, $122 In go with everything grey.
bonpoint Days of
the Week Bodysuits
Pack goop, $195 A classic.
fog linen Organic
Cotton Baby Bib goop, $14 Almost too sweet for slobber.
fog linen Knitted
Baby Shoes goop, $22 Perfectly unisex, perfectly sweet.
fawn & cub Beige
Changing Blanket Shop Latitude, $75 To grab and go.
Gifts for the Philanthropist
One of the most inspiring organizations in NYC, Girls Write Now has two exceptionally engaging mentoring programs, writing and digital media, which pair underserved teen girls with women writers and digital media professionals, respectively. (One hundred percent of the mentees graduate high school and are accepted into college.) Their separate College-Bound program provides free workshops to an even wider audience of high school students. On the other side of the coast, similarly named, WriteGirl, matches girls in LA with women writers who provide one-on-one mentorship in creative writing, and who attend workshops, panel discussions, and special events together. In the past fifteen years, all of their graduating seniors have gone on to college. GirlsWrite accepts volunteer applications on a rolling basis—interested writers, click here (there are opportunities for men writers to pitch in, too!)—and non-writer types can help fund their impactful events and/or anthologies, a reflection of the diversity of their teen and mentor voices.
STICKING UP FOR KIDS IN FOSTER CARE:
The lawyer-driven organization, Children’s Rights, tackles system-wide breakdowns that affect kids around the country, by forcing states to be held accountable for protecting the legal rights (per the constitution, federal, and state law) of children in foster care. In a world in which it often feels like all we’re doing is putting Band-Aids on problems, Children’s Rights is bringing about tangible, structural change that addresses the very roots of injustice.