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    Holiday Gift Guide

    What's on your child's "wish list"? This board highlights our top recommendations for the 2013 holiday season, for children of every age!

    Holiday Gift Guide

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    Tips for Wooden Vehicles for Boys and Girls

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    What's your child's favorite toy?

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    Kids' imagination will fly away with this wooden Airplane. Loaded with four play figures and four color-coordinated suitcases, this plane is ready for takeoff anytime. Children will enjoy endless adventure and explore all kinds of destinations. Where will they fly off to today?

    Wooden Airplane

    This sit-in play car lets little ones rev up and take off for fun! With a clicking steering wheel, light-up dashboard, rear-view mirror, and an engine that plays music when the key is inserted, this activity toy will keep your child happily occupied while building physical, cognitive, and social skills. There's even a cup holder on the side and a mesh "trunk" in the rear to take favorite toys along for the ride!

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    Meet the only boa constrictor that likes to be hugged back! Over 14 feet long and every inch a cuddler, this coiled snake features realistic markings and size, and a soft plush exterior that kids will love to ssssnuggle. Durably constructed of high-quality materials, this extra-long plush pet is surface-washable.

    Snake Jumbo Stuffed Animal

    The 32 pieces in this wooden building set include nails to pound with the hammer, screws to turn with the screwdriver, and panels to connect and saw apart. Best of all, the tools and building supplies store neatly in a compact wooden workbench with measuring surface and C-clamp! Little builders can follow the included "blueprints" to create an animal, house, robot, or boat, or create their own amazing structures!

    Hammer & Saw Tool Bench

    This set of 26 wooden stamps features all sorts of favorite things, from pets and wild animals to sweets and party treats! Also included are five colored pencils, a four-color stamp pad with washable ink, and a sturdy wooden box for storage.

    Wooden Favorite Things Stamp Set

    A family game of tricky hangs and steady hands! Try this hanging balance game and you'll be hooked! Suspend comes with 24 notched, rubber-tipped wire pieces to hang from a tabletop stand. Sound easy? Try adding another piece! Each time a bar is added, the balance shifts, the difficulty changes and the incredible midair sculpture transforms. Can you add all your game pieces without making it fall? This tricky game for 1-4 players is a test of steady nerves and steady hands.

    Suspend Family Game

    This play set features shiny stainless steel cookware Mom and Dad would envy! Generously sized (5 inch diameter) for a more realistic look and feel, the colander and three pans (with interchangeable lid) fit most play food items for exciting restaurant and kitchen play, and store neatly on a convenient storage rack when the kitchen is closed.

    Let's Play House! Stainless Steel Pots & Pans Play Set

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    This six-piece play set gives kids all the housekeeping tools they need to keep it clean! Sized just for kids and built to last, the broom, mop, duster, dust pan, and hand brush are comfortable to use and easy to store--just hang them from the sturdy cords onto the included stand for neat, compact storage.

    Let's Play House! Dust! Sweep! Mop!

    Easy to position and reposition again and again on any magnetic surface, these 20 wooden magnets offer endless creative princess-themed play opportunities--all while improving hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills! Convenient wooden storage case keeps everything neatly stowed away after playtime. These colorful magnets with regal details like gowns and crowns are great for matching, sorting, and storytelling.

    Wooden Princess Magnets

    The school bus is here! There's a friendly driver at the wheel and room for six happy passengers in this eight-piece wooden play set. With easy-rolling wheels and doors that open and close, this exciting set stars a timeless-favorite vehicle and includes all the solid-wood play figures kids need to fill the seats. Durable construction means the fun will go on through countless pickups and drop-offs!

    Wooden Classic School Bus

    Whatever the season or weather, this wooden play center has the shop for you! This kids lemonade stand--OR grocery store--features portable plastic bins for pretend shopping or storage, removable chalkboard signs, a spacious countertop, and a reversible fabric awning.

    Grocery Store / Lemonade Stand

    This fabulous four-pack of dress-up crowns and tiaras gives pretend play the royal touch! Designed in consultation with moms (and their little princesses!), the headband tiaras have been painstakingly designed to be pinch-free, the comb-backed crowns won't tangle, and all are made with the very best materials we could find--so they're tough enough to stand up to years of play and look gorgeous for years to come.

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