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Kids Holiday Gift Guide

Presents for all the little creatures on your shopping list

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Wrapped up
The silky soft muslin swaddle blanket combines breathability and versatility with oh-so-soft viscose material made from bamboo, making it the most luxurious fabric to use on a baby’s delicate skin. Suitable for any temperature, the swaddles work great as stroller covers, nursing covers and burp cloths too. $50. Along Came a Spider, 938 Avocado Ave., Newport Beach :: alongcameaspider.net

Food for thought
A game changer for any parent with a toddler. The silicon placemat suctions tables and most highchairs to capture the mess and eliminate tipped bowls and plates. Compact and lightweight, it’s convenient for restaurants and travel. Dishwasher, microwave and oven safe (up to 350 degrees).  $20 Nordstroms, South Coast Plaza :: ezpzfun.com/mini-mats

Dash robot
Dash is a real robot that brings the creativity and critical thinking of coding to life for kids. It’s charged and ready to use right out of the box. Simply download one of the free coding apps and program the award-winning robot to dance, light up, avoid obstacles, react to voices and more. $142.49  :: amazon.com/B00SKURVKY

Dog threads
Make your dog Insta-famous with designer threads that fit his personality. Update your canine’s wardrobe for winter with a variety of styles such as cardigans, plaids, flannels, stripes and button-downs. A portion of the proceeds benefits animal rescues. $40. Local Pet Market, 18900 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach :: localpetmarket.com

Retro roadster  
If your toddler craves speed, let him zoom around the nursury with a pedal-free scooter equipped with sturdy rubber tires, padded seat and working steering wheel. $159
Restoration Hardware, South Coast Plaza :: rhbabyandchild.com

Prynt Case
A unique and modern concept, the Prynt Case lets you print photos from a smartphone instantly. Simply attach the case to a phone, take a photo, create a short video, and then print it out on sticker paper. Teens will find it easy to use, and the photos print quickly and clearly. $150 :: prynt.com

Nuzzle collar
Losing a pet can be a parent’s nightmare. Nuzzle is a lightweight GPS-enabled tracker and activity monitor designed for your pet’s comfort and your peace of mind. By sending location updates directly to the companion Nuzzle app, you receive real-time activity notifications and emergency alerts. $190  :: hellonuzzle.com

Tell a story
Storymakery offers a unique experience for children to stimulate their imagination through writing. The staff assists inspiring young writers to create their own character, write a story and self-publish their own book. Personalize a tote bag, magnet, T-shirt or even a teddy bear. $15-$75. Storymakery, Irvine Spectrum Center :: storymakery.com

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