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 seattle!

Gingerbread Kids

What: Add sprinkles and vegan icing to giant, gluten-free cookies.
Why: They’re almost too cute to eat.
When: Thru Dec. 31. Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Dec. 25.
Where: Planet Happy, 2914 NE 55th St. (206-729-0154). Cost is $5.

Issaquah Reindeer Festival

What: Stroll through the magic forest, listen to stories, and feed real-life reindeer (from Blitzen to Dasher, the whole crew is there).
Why: Drop a letter in Santa’s mailbox to make sure that shiny tricycle is under the tree.
When: Thurs.-Dec. 23, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Dec. 26-30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Cougar Mountain Zoo, 19525 SE 54th St., Issaquah (425-391-5508). Adults and teens, $12.50; children, $10.50; under 2, free.

Once Upon a Circus
What: Watch talented tykes flip, juggle, and soar in the fairy-tale-themed show.
Why: They literally give the stories a whole new twist.
When: Sat., 3 & 7 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m.
Where: School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts, 674 S. Orcas St. (206-652-4433). Tickets online at brownpapertickets.com. In advance, adults and teens, $19; children, $14; at the door, adults, $22; children, $17.

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

Cougar Mountain Zoo
19525 SE 54th St
Issaquah, WA 98027
674 S Orcas St
Seattle, WA 98108
2914 NE 55th St
Seattle, WA 98105