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 washington, d.c.!

Holiday Festival of Toys & Trains
What: Go for a spin on the carousel, decorate ornaments and check out the display of model choo-choos.
Why: Drop a letter in Santa’s mailbag to make sure that tricycle ends up under the tree.
When: Thru Dec. 31. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Closed Dec. 24 & 25.
Where: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt St., Baltimore (410-752-2490). Museum admission, adults and teens, $14; children, $8; under 2, free.

Chocolate Decadence

What: Put sensible eating on hold for just one night and let him have his fill of waffles, sundaes, and candy from the all-you-can-eat buffet.
Why: His Halloween haul doesn’t hold a candle to this.
When: Thru Dec. 24. Sat. 8-11 p.m.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, 1150 22nd St. NW (202-835-0500). Reservations to 202-974-5566. Adults and children, $35.

Season’s Greenings

What: Look up at the towering tree and take in the annual Garden Railway where eight trains chug along the whimsically decorated track.
Why: Chase away winter blahs at the flower-filled spot.
When: Thru Jan. 2. Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: United States Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW (202-225-8333). Free.

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

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington D.C.
1150 22nd St NW
bt M & L Sts
Washington, DC 20037
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum
901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21223
100 Maryland Ave SW
@ 1st St
Washington, DC 20001