Holiday Gift Guide: Kinder Toys by

Issue 48 · The Rural Life · November 28, 2012

Holiday Gift Guide: Kinder Toys

Issue 48 · The Rural Life · November 28, 2012

For tastemakers in the making: a list of appealing holiday gifts for the school-aged child.

N.B.: To make sure we've got everyone on your list covered, see all of our gift guides to date in our House Gifts section.

The Logan House is a playhouse made from recycled cardboard and Baltic birch

Above: The Logan House is made from recycled paper with a Baltic birch front; it packs flat for easy storage; $60 from Pomme NYC.

The Wild Things Crown is a knitted play-crown made from ochre yarn

Above: The Wild Things Crown is made from baby alpaca yarn and gold thread in Bolivia by a self-managed group of indigenous women. The crown is available in ochre (shown) and five other colors and is sized for ages 0-4 years and 4-8 years; $38 from Ouef.

The iWoody Play iPhone for children

Above: Make believe for the modern era: the iWoody Phone by Donkey Creative Lab is designed to look like a cell phone but features a chalkboard with earbud erasers. For children 3 years and older, the phone is $22.99 from Amazon.

Storage Toolbox made in Germany for Vitra

Above: Arik Levy's Toolbox made for Vitra is a storage piece suited for children of all ages. Made in Germany and available in Mustard (shown), Brick, Dark, Warm Grey, and Mauve Grey, the toolbox is $60 from Design Within Reach.

Children's Bunny Slippers in a felted grey

Above: The Children's Bunny Slippers by Oui Presse are knit and felted in Portland, Oregon from a wool and mohair blend. Currently available in medium to large the slippers are $75 from Alder & Co.

Children's vintage-style suitcases in red and blue

Above: The Euro Suitcase reminds us of Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom; available in both red and blue in small ($15), medium ($17), and large ($19) from Pomme NYC.

N.B.: For more ideas from last year (but still relevant) see our Gift Guide: Classics for Children.

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