My kid has long loved these developmentally-tailored kits because they're great for open play. I love them for that reason too—but also because they don't look terrible in my living room.
When your child needs a hug, these adorable weighted stuffed animals will brighten their day. And that's backed by science: They're developed with doctors to help ease anxiety.
Classic and heirloom-quality, Uncle Goose wooden blocks come in lots of different language and themed sets, so we invested in Hindi and Mandarin for our kids. The perfect keepsake.
With tons of theme and holiday options, these sensory kits are a go-to in my house—especially for rainy or snow days when you need a fun, quiet activity to keep the kids busy.
Busy boards are great for toddlers to develop cognitive, fine motor, and memory skills. With so much to discover, they don’t lose interest as quickly and will keep coming back to learn more.
This game is part storytelling, part mind-reading. Each player has a chance to describe a card in their hand while others try to guess which image best fits that description.
This super-soft organic cotton sleep sack will keep any new baby cozy through their first winter. (My 5-month-old has just grown out of it and I'm pretty sure he's sad about it.)
These puzzles are so cute and make for a fun, educational activity for kids ages 2 to 4. You can even customize puzzles with more pieces for older kids and adults!
Lil Libros was founded by two moms, and the stories celebrate Latinidad to the fullest. It's important to me that my kids remain bilingual, and being able to read about Latin icons is such a treat.
These trending plushies aren't only cute and cuddly; they're also are a fun way for kids to express themselves, since they're easy to flip inside out to show their two faces (happy or mad/sad).
This 90-second card game provides fast-paced fun for kids, who will want to play over and over again. Highly recommend for your next family game night!
These adorable safari animals are perfect for creative kiddos who love to color. The best part is that they're washable, so kids can customize them over and over again.
If your child loves to create colorful works of art, this 10-piece chalk and holder set is a solid choice. Plus, Yoobi gives back: For every item purchased, another is donated.
Blk & Bold Coffee pledges 5% of its proceeds to nonprofit organizations that focus on impacting marginalized youth. I love the dark coffee blends and the lemon ginger and hibiscus citrus teas.
The fun prints in modern styles first caught my eye, but it’s Tea Collection’s commitment to giving back (10% of profits go to philanthropic efforts around the world) that makes me a loyal shopper.
This sweet little kit is a great pick-me-up: a ginger and cardamom masala blend, single-source black chai (Diaspora Co.'s MO is reinvesting in local farmers), and a hand-crafted kulhad for sipping.
This is a perfect gift for the book lover in your life who also loves to support community literacy through libraries, schools, and nonprofit organizations.
Soft, handcrafted, and made with love. Cuddle + Kind doesn't just make great toys; its efforts support a great cause (feeding kids in need).
A park pass includes entry to more than 2,000 National Parks. Your family of outdoor adventurers will love checking each gorgeous landscape off the travel bucket list.
Age-appropriate, STEAM-based projects that promote hands-on learning and creativity—delivered right to your door each month. Need I say more?
These adorable knit kits—with step-by-step instructions for beginners—make a delightful kid- and parent-friendly activity for hours of fun. Plus, you end up with a cutie keepsake for your efforts.
My youngest kids (8 and 6) are obsessed with "helping" me in the kitchen. These monthly cooking kits help build their confidence and contribute to our bonding—while avoiding screen time!
Little Passports is perfect for curious kids! Little ones get a new box each month with experiences and stories. Choose from different subscriptions focusing on travel, science, animals, and more.
Not only can you learn about protecting Mother Earth—you can make a cookie in her honor and eat it, too!
My toddler goes from listening to Daniel Tiger's bedtime routine to Mickey Mouse's train ride mystery and suddenly we've had hours of entertainment, no screens in sight. Perfect for long car rides too.
Creative kiddos will love this easel. With options to paint, play with dry erase markers, or draw with chalk, it’s a budding artist’s dream. Oh, and it even has storage built in!
If your kid is techy like mine, this LEGO robot build-and-code kit will mean hours of tactile, STEM-skill-building fun. Makes for a great long-term play project for ages 10 and up.
My child's first set of wheels needs to be sustainable—good for the environment and my wallet. The Eco scooter is made from recycled plastic and has replaceable parts (hello, sibling hand-me-down).
This was a mid-pandemic impulse purchase to help get my 4-year-old's wiggles out while stuck at home, and he still climbs on it daily. Good for up to age 12—I love a play product with longevity.
Celebrate being a parent in a sweet and trendy way. Tiny Tags' dog tag necklace can be customized with your child's name on it (and there are options for parents of multiples too).
As an immigrant, finding spices that reflect my family's recipes is rare. So when I found out about this company, I tried everything. My personal favorites are Sambar, Crispy Garlic, and Rasam Podi.
Why choose between 15 snuggly stuffies—each with its own book that focuses on teaching a different social-emotional skill kids need—if you don't have to?