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Boldly tackle the mound of goods available to that most
materialistic of subsets — children. Collected here are a few
fantastical objects and accessories any kid would be happy
to receive, no matter what the occasion.
T E X T BY RYAN JAR R ELL
1 1. Stainless Steel S’Mores Maker by Kalorik Price: $40 Why we picked
it: As a producer of a snack practically synonymous with blissful childhood
memories, any article even ostensibly about great objects for children would
be lacking without this handy treat maker. Featuring a flame free electric
heating unit, accessory marshmallow forks and easy clean stainless steel
exterior, this convenient contraption promises you unlimited access to all
that’s good and gooey in this world from the skeeter-free sanctity of your
own home! Also available in crimson. Where to find it: Available in a
wide range of big box retailers.
2. The Bella Doll by Baby Cottons Price: $45 Why we picked it: A
refreshingly undemanding plaything for our overly-digitized age, the Bella
Doll, like all Baby Cottons products, is lovingly crafted with their trademark
Pima cotton from the coastal valleys of Peru. A classically inspired design sure
to catapult your child into valuable years of cherished daydreams, the Bella
Doll will allow your child to expand the bounds of their imaginations while
interacting with an object blessedly free of noxious chemicals. Available in a
variety of styles. Where to find it: Baby Cottons at Shops At Merrick Park,
370 San Lorenzo Ave., Ste. #2410, Coral Gables; BabyCottons.com.
3. Personalized Fidget Spinners by Sobe Promos Price: Contact for pricing
Why we picked it: A tremendous trend sweeping the country even down to
our sublime southern tip, fidget spinners were originally marketed in the 90’s as a
focus for the fidget-prone person, the last few months have seen these delightful
doo-dads infiltrating every strata of the teen and preteen consciousness.
Although available at big box retailers, we’d suggest securing fidget spinners from
Sobe Graphics, either as an indispensable marketing tool or as a precious party
favor for gatherings. Where to find them: SobePromos.com.
4. Human Horizons Art School Price: Contact for class pricing Why we
picked it: While the right material good can really hit the spot, when
it comes to our city’s future leaders, aren’t our resources better spent
expanding their minds and sharpening their interests? In that spirit comes
the oil painting and drawing classes at the Human Horizons Art School, a
time-tested program guaranteed to unveil the artist in any little Miamian.
Located in Westchester, this heartfelt program offers an ideal expenditure
of energy for anyone 5 years of age or older. Where to find it: Human
Horizons Art School, 8150 SW 8th St., Ste. 208; 305.264.2783.
88 5. Swimming Costumes by Sun Pop Life Price: Varies per piece Why we
picked it: An ideal (and fantastically fashion forward) armor to guard
your young ones against the ravages of the South Florida sun, these lovely,
locally made swimsuits are crafted with chemical-free fabric that blocks
99.8% of sun rays. Cutting down drastically on the amount of sunscreen
that needs application, and a number of enterprising design features
specifically added for active kids, we anticipate seeing a lot more of these
fun suits in the coming months. Where to find it: SunPopLife.com.