Looking for a fun gift for an 8-year-old that might fuel his interest in American history (or any history) ... Any ideas? (Some specifics provided inside.) [more inside]
Thanks for any advance help here, but want a train set that you can control via some type of remote instead of letting the train run after you turn it on. Thoughts?
Great, possibly homemade Hanukkah/Christmas gifts for a 4-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy? Homemade/crafty suggestions very welcome. [more inside]
What are some great gifts I could bring from the US (northeast) to kids in Germany who range in age from 3 to 8 years old? What cool kid stuff is available in the US that might be novel for kids in Germany these days?
In a few weeks I'll be traveling for the last time to a remote place that my young kids will continue to visit for the rest of their lives. I'd like to leave some thing(s) behind for them to find over the next few years that will be fun, secret, and remind them of me. Difficulty level: humid/salty conditions, and other visitors who I don't want to find the items. [more inside]
What are your favourite books for children with activities that they can do with minimal supervision? So far on the list, I have The Silver Spoon for Children (cooking), the Ed Emberley books (drawing), maybe Wreck This Journal or How to Be an Explorer of the World (random creative activities)? [more inside]
What NYC or Brooklyn-specific gift can I get for twin girls age 4-5 who I 've never met but know they have everything, are probably reading beyond their age level, etc. My budget is around $20-30 total. I don't know anything about this age group or whether the parents are pro/against princess/barbie stuff and I'd like to avoid gender-stereotyping gifts anyway. Ideas? Thanks!
What are the best books for young kids? I have two nephews and a niece (two 1 year olds and a 5 1/2 year old), and I've resolved to get them books for their birthdays and other gifting holidays. I realize that makes me the lame aunt, but I think it's important to surround them with as many books as they can get their hands on! [more inside]
Is there any such thing as a typography book for kids? [more inside]
What should I get my niece and nephew for Christmas? [more inside]
Please help me figure out *cheap* gifts for a ton of nephews and nieces. Caveat: I want to buy gifts, but I don't want to spend too much or work too hard. [more inside]
How can I show a totally awesome teenager how proud I am of her? [more inside]
Gift-list filter: what to get an eight-year-old boy who is obsessed with disasters, decay, big things collapsing, and 'Earth after people' scenarios? [more inside]
What kind of gifts can we make that our nephews will enjoy? [more inside]
Gift-filter: My cousin and his wife just adopted THREE little girls! YAY! [more inside]
If you were having your 10th birthday, would you rather get a Nintendo DSi or DSi XL? [more inside]
What unique gifts should I keep an eye out for when traveling to Seoul? [more inside]
Where can I buy Happy Feet slippers in or near Austin, TX? Alternatively, where can I buy other fun/novelty slippers for kids in or near Austin? [more inside]
Birthday party favour ideas for kids under 8? I’m planning a party for my 5-year-old daughter. There will be about 18 girls and boys ranging in age from 4-8. What can I give them as party favours? I like to give one useful item rather than a goody bag filled with trinkets. I don’t want to spend more than $4 per favour. In the past I’ve given jigsaw puzzles, jump ropes, balls, Hot Wheels, and Polly Pockets. [more inside]
What gifts should I get for my friend’s daughters, ages 6 and 8? [more inside]
Tween Filter: My twin nieces turn ten in two weeks and my new reputation as the cool auntie is at stake. I know nothing about kid culture. Help me figure out what to give them for their birthdays, please! [more inside]
I'm looking for ideas for things to give my daughter before I go away for 3 weeks. [more inside]
Looking for a meta gift advisory for kids. [more inside]
What gift would you give to a three-year old to tease her for her half-birthday? [more inside]