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6 Gifts That Will Save the Day

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It happens every year. We vow to start holiday shopping in September. Next thing we know, we’re knee deep in turkey leftovers.

So we asked the pros at Gift Hero for a wish list any kid would love. And wouldn’t you know it? They saved the day.

Apple Park Organic Soft Blocks, $30
We’ve got a soft spot for the ecofriendly blocks you can mush, smash, and stack. Plus, when you jiggle, shake, or squeeze it, each block makes a different sound.

green toys fire truck!

Green Toys Fire Truck, $25
This fire engine may look red, but it’s as green as they come: It’s made entirely of recycled milk containers.

Butterfly Alphabet Puzzle, $37
Your hungry caterpillar will fly across the room to interlock the colorful puzzle pieces, some with letters.

zoob jr. express!

Zoob Jr. Express, $35
Building planes, trains, and automobiles is a snap with the easy-to-use construction set. Instructions for 28 vehicles are included or just let his imagination soar.

Recycled Cardboard Dollhouse, $30
Little designers (and bossy types) can decorate their dream houses with markers, stickers, and punch out furniture.

zolo blanko!

Zolo Blanko, $24
With this toy that is part construction set, part art project, kids can paint, draw on, and otherwise decorate plastic pieces and use them to build anything they want. It’s a blanko slate.

Find more gifts online at gifthero.com.

this week in miami!

CREATE
Ode to Jackson Pollock and Keith Haring

What: Dribble Feverish ice cream on canvases and make colorful scarves with Hiho Batik at the Art Basil fair.
Why: Bibbitec smocks prevent her from trashing her togs.
When: Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Casa Wynwood, 2135 NW 1st Ct. Info at 305-799-3262. Adults, $5; children, free.

ROAR
The Mammoth Follies
What: Massive dinos take center stage in an educational musical by Hudson Vagabond Puppets.
Why: A lively look at the Ice Age.
When: Sun., 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Where: North Shore Open Space Park, 85th St., at Collins Ave. Info at 305-673-7577. Admission is free.

MAKE MERRY
Christmas on Las Olas

What: Treats, pictures with Santa, and carolers weaving through the crowd.
Why: Scale the snow mountain for wintry fun sans shivers.
When: Tues., 5-10 p.m.
Where: Las Olas Blvd., b/t Sixth & Eleventh Aves., Fort Lauderdale. For info, call 954-258-8382.

Photos: Courtesy of Gifthero

LOCATIONS
North Shore Open Space Park
81st St
@ Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33141
Casa Wynwood
2135 NW 1st Ct
Miami, FL 33127
Christmas on Las Olas
E Las Olas Blvd
bt 6th & 11th Aves
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
MAP IT