Metro Mama & Metro Baby

By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein

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If your child’s holiday wish list if filled with toys that you know will just end up shoved in the back of the closet in a matter of days or are somehow dependent on the use of an ipad, check out these unique and long lasting gifts that kids will love.

MyDor Door Wrap

Forget decorating children’s doors with posters and tape that can remove paint and leave ugly marks on painted bedroom doors. Instead choose a MyDor Door Wrap. Popular heroes like Captain America, Spider Man, Marvel Comics and Avengers adorn these ingenious decorator pieces.

The company’s patented home décor innovation, the door wrap, is made of durable, kid-tested material that affords reuse year after year. The wraps are also machine washable and UV resistant. Thanks to their pre-installed Velcro, Mydor door wraps install in under a minute, leaving no messy tape or nail/tack holes behind. They fit standard doors of 78 to 82 inches tall.
MyDor door wraps retail for $34.99 and are available online at http://www.MyDoorWrap.com.

Janiebee Nap Mat

Little ones can snuggle into their incredibly soft, luxe nap mat from Janiebee at naptime – at school, Grandma’s house or at home! Made with gorgeous details, including a fabric tie closure and an extra think minky pillowcase, Janiebee Nap Mats offer children a clean and cozy place to rest, and once naptime is over, simply roll up & tie closed! It’s also great during playdates and inspire lots of imaginative play (pretend campsite anyone?). Offering a bevy of bright prints and designs for both boys and girls, Janiebee Nap Mats are made in the USA with quality fabric, stitching and care. Personalization and custom nap mats are available. Machine washable and dryer safe, too! http://www.janiebee.com/

Arckit GO Colours

Have fun with GO Colours! Inspired by real colours used in modern architecture, this starter kit is the ideal way to learn hands-on design skills early on. Perfect for building smaller structures and adding a splash of colour to your designs. Visit http://www.arckit.com/product/go-colours/ or your nearest specialty toy store.

Lost My Name Personalized Books

Lost My Name blends technology and original artwork to create books that provide grownups the ability to build one-of-a-kind stories based on a child’s name and location, including both illustrations and text. Lost My Name books are truly unique – no two stories are alike. In “The Little Boy/Girl Who Lost His/Her Name”, a child loses their name and goes on an adventure to find it. Each letter of their name informs the story and who they meet, and helps them get their name back. Perfect for the little adventurer, the “The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home” is personalized around the child’s address, with a journey from the depths of outer space back to their own front door. These keepsakes make for a great gift for both kids and families alike.

Xplorer Maps Puzzles BY MasterPieces

Xplorer Maps connect people and places one map at a time! This 1000pc Puzzle of Yellowstone is the perfect souvenir to puzzle and plan your next travels. These beautiful and intricate illustrations are drawn entirely by hand. Each custom-crafted map is incredibly detailed, showing historic places, popular attractions, indigenous wildlife, mountain ranges and much more. Made 100% in the United States, these puzzles are made on the highest quality recycled blueboard and packaged in sophisticated matte-finish display boxes. There are many places featured in this collection of map puzzles from California to the Grand Canyon to the world! Visit http://www.masterpiecesinc.com.

Happy Holidays!!

Originally published November 2016

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