2015 Gift Guide: Kids

Surprise the little ones in your life with one of these delightful gifts this holiday season.

GiftGuide2015_ForKids

1. Doorway Puppet TheaterKids (and adults!) are inundated with screens these days. Cultivate creativity by giving children a puppet theater for some imaginative, unplugged play. $50, Becky & Me Toys, 620 Grove St., Evanston, 847-492-1030

2. Monkey Canvas Messenger BagBoys and girls alike will love stashing schoolbooks or sleepover supplies in this playful messenger bag. $30, Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony, 1917 Central St., Evanston, 847-866-6292

3. Whirly Pop PillowTots will have very sweet dreams atop this colorful lollipop pillow. $22, Dylan’s Candy Bar, 445 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, 312-702-2247

4. Miniature Baby Grand PianoThis pint-sized piano will inspire mini-Mozarts to tickle the ivories (and promote brain development while they play). $660, Nordstrom, various locations

5. Roominate DollhouseThis thoroughly modern dollhouse inspires young girls to be engineers by giving them the chance to construct their very own townhouses for dolls. $40, Roominate