2021 Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts for Kids and Teens

This holiday season, we selected gifts that all the kids in your life (big and small) will cherish.

Smaller Things Chicago Pajamas, $38


Designed in Chicago, Smaller Things Chicago Pajamas celebrate our favorite city. The print includes the “L”, The Art Institute of Chicago’s Lions, a Chicago-style hot dog, and more. Even better, they are made from organic cotton.

LEGO® Ideas Home Alone, $249.00

For ages 18+, this new set from LEGO® lets you recreate the iconic holiday film, right down to the details. From the attic to the basement, the 3,955 piece set is packed with hundreds of opportunities to recreate Kevin’s battle with the Wet Bandits.

Owl Crate Subscription Boxes, $29.99-$32.99/month

owl crate

Owl Crate is a subscription box that keeps on gifting. Available for teens or youth, the curated boxes deliver signed hardcover books and beautifully curated bookish goodies that kids and parents will love equally.

Guys & Co. Kids Beatles Sock Box Set, $34

1855-B, Deerfield Rd, Highland Park

Share your love of stellar music by gifting these fun and retro Beatles-themed socks, perfect for those stockings.

MCA Store Rainbow BAJO Blocks, $55

220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago

Offering an endless combination of imaginative play, the handmade blocks are an adorable addition to any playroom.

The Wild Child Toniebox Starter Set, $99.99

657 Vernon Ave, Glencoe & 1114 Central Ave., Wilmette

One of the hottest gifts for kids is screen free this year. Available in a variety of bold colors, the Toniebox is a portable audio system that plays songs, books and more, with your child’s favorite characters. The starter kit comes with everything your child needs to start enjoying.

Andreas Hogue Salon Smiley Slippers, $29

840 Willow Rd, Suite K, Northbrook & 901 N. Milwaukee Ave, Unit 650, Vernon Hills


They’re cute, hip and cozy. What more could your teen ask for? Available in black, white or yellow.

CMY Cubes, $29.95

This one-of-a-kind magical cube supplies an ever-changing spectrum of color by turning it in different angles. It’s a fidget that helps with anxiety relief, and a great learning object for art, or desk accessory. 

Pottery with a Purpose™, starts at $63

Gift a thoughtfully curated eco-conscious DIY clay sculpting kit, that spurs creativity. The kit contains everything necessary for at-home clay play – all while giving back to mental health initiatives.

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