Dwell Holiday Gift Guide: Our Picks for Kids

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November 30, 2012
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  This friendly wallpaper from Studio Ditte will add a whimsical robotics theme to any children's room or playroom. ($176)

    This friendly wallpaper from Studio Ditte will add a whimsical robotics theme to any children's room or playroom. ($176)

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  This wooden New York in a Box set from Muji is perfect for the little friend with an Empire State of mind.

    This wooden New York in a Box set from Muji is perfect for the little friend with an Empire State of mind.

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  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)

    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)

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  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)

    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)

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  Modeled after Finnish Christmas tradition, this delicate mobile and its geometric design adds a modern feel to any nursery. ($79)

    Modeled after Finnish Christmas tradition, this delicate mobile and its geometric design adds a modern feel to any nursery. ($79)

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  We're always up for cheerful touches, and this garland from Leif will make any holiday (not just red-and-green Christmas) bright. ($28)

    We're always up for cheerful touches, and this garland from Leif will make any holiday (not just red-and-green Christmas) bright. ($28)

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  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.    This originally appeared in Favorite Kids' Products.

    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.

    This originally appeared in Favorite Kids' Products.
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  Miller Goodman's award-winning set fulfills conscientious parents' checklists (hand-printed, environmentally friendly) as well as their kid's (f-u-n). ($75)

    Miller Goodman's award-winning set fulfills conscientious parents' checklists (hand-printed, environmentally friendly) as well as their kid's (f-u-n). ($75)

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  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.

    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.

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  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)

    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)

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  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)

    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)

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  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)

    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)

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