5 Gifts for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

What to Give Your Kids

gifts for kids!

Whether it’s eight crazy nights or one glorious morning, feel good about the gifts you give the kids this year.

Plan Toys Build-a-Robot, $34
The wooden droid’s four interchangeable heads (each wearing a different facial expression) teach little ones about emotions, while movable arms and legs leave us all smiles.

Garden Treasure Box, $50
A magical souvenir box that turns everyday garden finds into prized possessions. Stash acorns, flowers, and leaves in specially labeled drawers.

my feelings book!A Little Book About Feelings and My Feelings Activity Book, $13
We’re feeling extra good about these books from The Mother Company. In no time at all, your kids will learn to express their emotions with comfort and ease.

Materious Piggy, $54
A piggy bank that teaches two valuable lessons: Save for yourself with the big piggy and for a charitable cause with the smaller swine.

littlemissmatched girls’ fashion dolls!LittleMissMatched Girls’ Fashion Dolls, $40
Nobody likes a brat, and the dream house is in foreclosure. The dolls have style, personality, and character you want your kids to emulate.

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this week in boston!

Sol y Canto

What: Bop along to the award-winning band’s family-friendly Latin tunes.
Why: Bambinos get a sneak preview of Lola’s Fandango, the group’s new audio book.
When: Sun., 2:30 p.m.
Where: The Barefoot Books Studio, 89 Thoreau St., Concord. Tickets at 978-369-1770. Adults and children, $5; max per family, $15.

Gingerbread Contest

What: Check out renditions of North Shore landmarks surrounded by a model train track.
Why: You might just see a sugary version of the famous Greasy Pole.
When: Sat.-Dec. 17. Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham (978-468-2377). Adults, $7.50; children, $5.50; under 1, free.

Chocolate Bar with Santa

What: Let the healthy meals slide for one day and allow Miss Sugar Booger to scarf a few desserts from the interactive stations.
Why: Those Rice Krispies treats have her name written all over them.
When: Thru Dec. 24. Sat., 11 & 11:30 a.m., 1 & 1:30 p.m.
Where: The Langham Hotel Boston, 250 Franklin St., Financial District. Reservations to 617-451-1900 ext. 7125. Adults and teens, $45; children, $30; under 5, free.

Photo: Courtesy of Amazon.com; Courtesy of The Mother Company; Courtesy of LittleMissMatched

The Barefoot Books Studio
89 Thoreau St
Concord, MA 01742
Wenham Museum
132 Main St
on Rte 1a
Wenham, MA 01984
The Langham
250 Franklin St
Boston, MA 02110