This year, skip the relentless rows of big-name toy stores and check out Dwell's selection of fun holiday gifts for the mini modernists on your list. Even for the pickiest kid, these unique finds are bound to be the talk of the playground.
This friendly wallpaper from Studio Ditte will add a whimsical robotics theme to any children's room or playroom. ($176)
This wooden New York in a Box set from Muji is perfect for the little friend with an Empire State of mind.
Put a new spin on holiday fun with this quintet of tree-shaped tops by Karl Zahn for Areaware. Ideal fun for kids and adults regardless of whether it's the dreidel or tannenbaum you prefer come December. ($12)
Time is a bit more fluid for the grammar school set; this interactive wall clock from Gretel, which doubles as an art and memo board, ensures that kids will stay kids as long as possible. ($349)
Modeled after Finnish Christmas tradition, this delicate mobile and its geometric design adds a modern feel to any nursery. ($79)
We're always up for cheerful touches, and this garland from Leif will make any holiday (not just red-and-green Christmas) bright. ($28)
A kindly owl illustration, 100-percent-organic-cotton construction, and small-person proportions make this bean bag chair a comforting addition to a young child’s room.
Miller Goodman's award-winning set fulfills conscientious parents' checklists (hand-printed, environmentally friendly) as well as their kid's (f-u-n). ($75)
Nothing says Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown! like this cool Kid Robot-esque Charlie Brown toy from the exclusive Peanuts 60 Years World Tour collection that's so retro, it's modern.
Composed of 80 triangles, this geodesic paper globe details the external features of a conventional globe and takes it to the next level by depicting Earth's internal structure. Your junior explorer can also draw and erase on the surface using whiteboard pens. ($75)
Children adore playhouses, and your little majesty of playtime will love this castle. Better yet, this 3D puzzle from Muji is made from 30% recycled paper. ($12)
Aptly named and inspired by a trip to Bend, Oregon, the "Sisters" plush wool pillow by Threebadseeds shows that nothing illustrates a sisterly bond like adorable mountains. Each is one of a kind, hand-sewn and cut, and made from repurposed wool sweaters. ($60)