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Gift Hero Opens at Citibabes Soho

gift hero at citibabes!

Ten birthday parties, a baby shower, and the upcoming holidays are threatening to leave you in the present-buying weeds.

Have no fear, Gift Hero is here. The online gift-buying site just opened its first retail location inside Citibabes Soho. Carrying a carefully edited selection of gifts for children ages newborn to 6 years, the shop is arranged by age and stage for a painless and, dare we say it, pleasurable shopping experience.

You’ll find playthings from the likes of Apple Park, EeBoo, Zolo, and The Piggy Story, picked by the mom/co-founders of Gift Hero, Lisa Fielding and Stefanie Katz Rothman, with input from Citibabes’s expert teachers.

All purchases are bundled in Gift Hero’s ecofriendly, festive blue drawstring bags — leaving you looking like you’ve got this all wrapped up.

Gift Hero at Citibabes, 52 Mercer Street, between Grand and Broome Streets, third floor (212-334-5440 or gifthero.com), $10-$60.

this week in new york!
PLAY

Dumbo Arts Festival
What: This international arts extravaganza features everything from family yoga to crafting to kite flying.
Why: A good way to stretch their interests.
When: Sat. & Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: Main St., b/t Water & Front Sts. Admission is free.

EXPLORE
Out on a Limb
What: Kids discover the natural world through a series of tree houses, nest-building activities, and more.
Why: Indoor fun that feels like the great outdoors.
When: Sat.-Jan. 2. Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Children’s Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights (718-735-4400). Adults and children, $7.50.

HEAR
Dream Jam Band
What:
The fab four of kid music is back with songs from the latest album, Leave It in the Soup.
Why: Wacky instruments and colorful costumes make this show a stunner.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St., at Canal St. (212-601-1000). Tickets ($15) online at 92y.org; children under 2, free.

Photo: Courtesy of Gift Hero at Citibabes

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LOCATIONS
Dumbo Arts Festival
Main St
bt Water & Front Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11201
52 Mercer St
bt Broome & Grands Sts
New York, NY 10013
212-334-5440
200 Hudson St
@ Canal St
New York, NY 10013
212-601-1000
145 Brooklyn Ave
@ St Marks Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11213
718-735-4400
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