Today's Real Simple family post: a brilliant gift guide. I'll give you a slice of the coolest of their selections.
newborn to 1 year
burp-cloth set by retrofit baby, $45
Your spitting image can get messy. Clean her up with a pack of three personalized cotton cloths inspired by vintage soap boxes.
ages 1 to 3
reversible hoody by babysoy, $28
Can't get her to try tofu? Best she'll try it on. This sweatshirt is made of soybean fibers, manufactured from soy products. It comes in green, blue, and pink, all with a brown lining. Sizes 0 to 24 months.
ages 3 to 5
galoshes by trumpette, $29
Puddle jumpers will make a splash in these boots.
ages 5 to 7
coliseum block set by haba, $45
Architects can easily stack the 110 wooden blocks in the Coliseum Architectural Block Set into a circular stadium. Gladiators not included.
ages 7 to 10
the sunlight print kit by chronicle books, $23
This kit lets kids "photograph" objects such as leaves using sunlight, water, and light-sensitive paper. All supplies included.
ages 10 to 14
colorKu by mad cave bird games, $30
This version of number-based sudoku includes 104 color puzzles. Follow cards to set up boards, then solve the puzzles by moving the 81 balls so that one of every color rests in each row, column, and square.