2015 Gift Guide: Kids

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


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