Shopping monopolizing your time? Do not pass Go. Proceed directly to Presentville.
Score free parking aboard Kaiku’s wagon, a modern birch marvel that’s ergonomically built for a smooth ride.
Time to dip into the community toy chest. Hape’s family game Bamboo Pallina challenges tots to fish in a net for wooden sticks without letting balls drop. Want to really sharpen noggins? Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards encourage reading skills with colorful robot characters, letters, and sound-association visuals.
Talk to the banker; you’re ready to splurge. Eighteen-karat gold Little Jewel bracelets have styles embellished with pearls, gold beads, or ID tags that can be custom engraved. Also lush: Cloud B Sleep Sheep & Friends aroma pillows include pillowcases made from hypoallergenic bamboo and are shaped like animals (turtles, sheep, giraffes, more).
While you’re on the home stretch, buy the Tree of Life puzzle. The Dutch creation is both a nursery decoration and game with more than 150 cardboard panels to piece together. Expand your menagerie with Kid O’s Deep into the Forest, a mini theater inhabited by movable wooden animals.
Good work, player. Everyone scores.
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Cozy and comfy — that’s how you roll. Move in on this discount on the brand’s travel-friendly loot (blankets that roll into balls, lounge-worthy floor cushions). Offer good on all regular-priced merch. Enter code CANDY25; valid thru Dec. 2010 (yes, an entire year!).
Photos: Courtesy of Kaiku; Courtesy of Little Jewel; Courtesy of Cloud B; Courtesy of Wagamama Baby