• Gift Giving Made Easy

    The Best Birthday Presents For Every Age

    By Amanda Sakuma

     

    Families who spend their weekends running from one birthday party to the next, meet your new superhero! Started by New York moms Lisa Fielding and Stefanie Katz-Rothman, online gift service Gift Hero helps parents pick out the perfect birthday present. The site features toys organized by gender, price and age range. Simply order the gift online and 1-2 days later, it’s delivered to either you or the birthday recipient, wrapped in an eco-friendly gift bag with a personalized message. Shoppers at Gift Hero also have the option of donating to the Ronald McDonald House of New York—donations will help provide toys and games for their playroom.

    Stuck on what type of gift to buy for the next party? Stick to this list from Fielding and Rothman:

    RECOMMENDATIONS BY AGE

    AGE 2 BOY: My First Remote Control Dune Buggy, $25
    This dune buggy is created especially for younger children—it’s easy for little hands to use the remote control and it makes the coolest sounds.

    GIRL: eeboo Tot Tower Nursery Friends, $22
    A stacking and nesting toy. It is a great introduction to nursery rhymes and the artwork is gorgeous. It’s made of very high quality durable cardboard and includes 10 pieces.

    AGE 3 Boy: Zoob Jr. Zoomer Car Set, $25
    Two things little boys crave in one toy— building and cars! Boys will love to build these cars by following the easy instructions or just using their imaginations. Zoob is wonderful for creative play and building fine motor skills. Zoob Jr. is sized especially for younger hands.

    Girl: Creative Rainbow Curve Set, $25
    A beautiful natural wood toy with multiple design possibilities. It offers hours of independent, creative play. Helps develop fine motor skills and encourages problem solving.

    AGE 4

    Boy: Clics 175 Piece Bucket, $24
    Children “clic” together the pieces to build anything they can imagine. Even includes some pieces with faces. Comes in a handy storage bucket.
    Girl:
    Chickyboom, $25
    A new-to-the-market, award-winning, quirky, fun game of strategy and balance. It’s eco-friendly and made entirely of natural wood.

    AGE 5

    Boy: Intro to Engineering, $35
    A great first science kit. It introduces kids to engineering basics through 25 fun experiments that teach kids to build things they can actually use, like a wind-up car or a sailboat.
    Girl:
    Bella Butterfly Hopscotch, $25
    A classic game that girls love in a colorful and portable set. Gets girls up and active. Comes in a durable carrying case and is suitable for indoor or outdoor play.

    AGE 6-7

    Boy:
    Baseball Guys, $24
    Play set for boys to create and play their own baseball game. Includes a felt field, two teams, referees and scoreboard. Great for a playdate or independent play.

    Girl: Create Your Own Pop- Up Books, $20
    Let her imagination run wild with this awesome kit that lets her create her own pop-up books. Includes two hardcover books, pop-up pieces in different shapes with sticky backs, and markers.

    AGE 8-10

    Boy: Rubber Band Powered Flying Machines, $20
    An awesome way for kids to learn about the science of flight. Includes everything needed to make three planes that really fly—includes instructions for fun games and experiments.

    Girl: Friends 4Ever Bracelet Kit, $25
    The best camp gift! Includes materials and easy instructions to make friendship bracelets for the whole bunk!

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