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- DailyCandy | Fashion – Wed, Dec 19, 2012 3:11 PM EST
Whether you're traveling this holiday, or staying close to home, here are some of the best places to shop for your little ones.
Todd McHenry / Courtesy of Building BlocksFor a Wheel Good Time
She can push choo-choos around the train table while you browse, or trail you with a mini shopping cart of her own. Both Building Blocks locations are packed to the ceiling with a seemingly endless assortment of toys.
Building Blocks, 3306 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago (773-525-6200); 2130 West Division Street, Chicago (773-235-1888 or buildingblockstoys.com).
Art school grad and Treehouse Kid & Craft owner Kristen Bach spreads her love of DIY with classes and a full range of craft supplies. Her obsession with handmade also extends to her stock, a mix of Etsy discoveries and familiar brands that include Jess Brown and Blabla.
Treehouse Kid & Craft, 815 West Broad Street, suite A, Athens (706-850-8226 or treehousekidandcraft.com).
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Everything from cute threads toRead More »from Coast to Coast: Our Favorite Kids Shops
Five DIYs that will instantly put you and your child in the holiday spirit.
Courtesy of BloesemPaper Bag Wreaths
Fir sprigs meet their colorful match in a door adornment made from recycled cardboard and paper bags. Personalize it with paint and embellishments (anything from paper flowers to a simple holiday greeting).
Learn how at bkids.typepad.com.
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Courtesy of Delia CreatesBorax Crystal Snowflakes
Old-school laundry detergent appears to ice up and cling to pipe cleaners when mixed in boiling water. (Who knew?) The result is an ethereal "snowflake" that you can hang on the tree.
Learn how at deliacreates.blogspot.com.
Give the Festival of Lights faux glow with empty toilet paper rolls. Your little dreidel spinner can decorate each light however his heart desires (glitter, sequins, and yarn are fair game).
Learn how at creativejewishmom.com.
Great Gifts for Kids
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The holidays just got a little more festive (and affordable) with these fantastic frocks for $50 or less.Read More »from Five Fantastic Frocks Under $50
Courtesy of TargetKirna Zabete for Target Maxidress
A pleated maxi skirt means you can scarf down a couple more apps without a single care the world.
Available at target.com, $25.
Courtesy of Kohl'sNarciso Rodriguez for DesigNation Color-Block Dress
Be the toast of the family party and still earn grandma's conservative seal of approval in this number.
Available at kohls.com, $35.
Courtesy of Urban 1972Urban 1972 Like the Wind Dress
Here's a hue that's guaranteed to make you the pop in a sea of standard LBDs.
Available at urban1972.com, $39.
Courtesy of Need Supply Co.Need Supply Sybil Dress
Metallic stripes make you the belle of your very own disco ball.
Available at needsupply.com, $43.
Courtesy of American Eagle OutfittersAE One-Shoulder Mesh Dress
A chiffon flower makes this a one-shouldered knock-out.
Available at ae.com, $50.
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It's a rule: Give only what you want to get. Here are the makeup kits, fragrance sets, and skin care must-haves to make every lady happy.
Stila Snow Angel Color Palette
Remember unwrapping your first makeup starter set? This extensive collection of eye and cheek shades brings that same feeling of endless possibilities.
Available at stilacosmetics.com, $39.
Space NK Hand Care SetSpace NK Hand Care Set
Fragrant hand washes and creams with notes of lavender, bergamot, and Mandarin tea ward off dry skin in ways that other gifts (ahem, gloves) cannot.
Available at us.spacenk.com, $35.
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Korres Butter Me Up Body & Lip Butter CollectionKorres Butter Me Up Body & Lip Butter Collection
Butter is unavoidable around the holidays (note every dish on the table). Fortunately, Korres's nourishing varieties don't inspire any last-minute fitness resolutions.
Available at sephora.com, $38.
Clinique Limited-Edition Chubby Stick SetClinique Limited-Edition Chubby Stick Set
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Tech toys for you and yours.
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Now movie lovers can have the big screen in the palm of their hands. 3M's portable projector uses Roku's streaming stick for connectivity to Netflix, Amazon, HBO Go, Hulu, and Vudu.
Home is where this portable mini electric hearth is. Heat things up without missing out on the cozy glow and ambiance you get from the real thing.
Alessi's portable, rechargeable luminaries nod to classic oil burners in their design, but the LED technology is all about a bright future.
Digital peripherals aren't everyone's cup of tea. Keep decidedly nondigital decor in tune with a Gramophone that amplifies an iPad or iPhone's volume without electricity.
Save space and score big with your arcade-loving
A hipster approach to home on the range.
Courtesy of Ms. Haack
Orange County-based event stylist Jesi Haack already enchants with her wedding designs. So when she mentioned her first foray into kids' parties was in the works, we stayed on her trail for months. It paid off when we saw the powwow-meets-minimal first birthday party she created.
Tell us about the party.
A double-booked park meant the affair had to be moved inside, but we still had plenty of room to set up a cluster of teepees for crawlers to explore. Older guests stirred infused lemonade with feather-topped swizzle sticks.
More Birthday Party Ideas for Kids
Courtesy of Ms. Haack
How did you set the scene?
I painted chair cushions with geometric designs and snipped burlap into crowns; dream catchers that I made for Miley Cyrus's 18th birthday bash got a second go-round when I added beads and neon twine.Read More »from Let Them Eat Cake: A Wild West Birthday Bash
And a cake with nary a curlicue?
Sweet and Saucy Shop let the pure white frosting do the talking and topped it with a garland of
Money might not grow on trees, but these budget-friendly buys help you fake it till you make it.Read More »from 5 Gifts Under $30 for Your Beauty Junkie BFF
Courtesy of JouerJouer Sparkle & Pop Holiday Cracker
Opening this cracker is half the fun -- it pops to reveal a chic cocktail ring, beauty fortune, champagne bubbles, and a deluxe-sized product sample.
Available at Jouer.com, $12.
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Courtesy of Henri BendelHenri Bendel Lady with a Dog Compact
Reapplying lipstick just got swanky.
Available at henribendel.com, $30.
Courtesy of CaboodlesCaboodles My First Love Makeup Toolbox
Serious hoarders need serious storage. This should just about do it.
Available at facebook.com/caboodles, $25.
New Products to Update Your Makeup Bag
Courtesy of the School of the Art Institute of ChicagoAmbiguous Armament Emery Boards
It just might be okay to file her nails in public now. Or at least on girl's night anyway.
Available at shop.futureperfect.com, $9 each.
Courtesy of Brad Bridgers Photography Rodin Olio Lusso Lip Balm
Lip gloss addicts need to look no further to find their new obsession.
Available at oliolusso-shop.com, $30.
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- DailyCandy | Parenting – Mon, Nov 12, 2012 12:39 PM EST
Forget making nice with your in-laws - the hardest thing about the holidays is getting the kids to sit still at a family meal. Here, engaging ideas we'd like to put on the table.
Crayons and paper tablecloths do the trick in restaurants. This Thanksgiving, try it at home. A 40-inch craft paper runner is printed with owls, turkeys, and leaves just waiting for little hands to fill them in.
Available at potterybarnkids.com, $15.
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Everything is illuminated thanks to a set of six red, pastel, or rainbow DIY beeswax sheets and wicks. Kiddos roll the professional-looking pillar candles; you use them to light the meal.
Available at novanatural.com, $19.
Your elves want to help, but the last thing you need before company arrives is a mess. Set them up with artist Ellen Giggenbach's paper sculpture kits. Bright, beautiful, and easy to assemble, the finishedRead More »from 5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Entertained at the Holiday Table
'Tis the season to put it on the record. Your kids are smart, talented, and cute. And your house is nice, too. The personalized touch on these cards costs more, so think of them as keepsakes. Frame them and add them to a wall to keep track of your yearly adventures.
Courtesy of Minted Information Overload
Turn your family's 2012 highlights into visualized data with a customized infographic.
Available at minted.com, $64 for 25.
This ready-to-hang, garland-like holiday card immediately tugged at our heartstrings. Personalize with photos from your online albums or pull images directly from Facebook.
Available at peartreegreetings.com, $81 for 24.
And no other card like yours on the mantel, thanks to a custom house illustration. Included in the package is an eight-by-ten-inch archival print and a PDF toRead More »from Festive Personalized Family Holiday Cards