Finding the perfect gift is easy — thanks to our help

Finding the perfect gift is easy — thanks to our help

Nobody loves getting gifts as much as children do. But when the holidays roll around, it can be tricky to pick the right presents — presents that are entertaining, enduring (at least until next Christmas or Chanukah), and, if you’re lucky, educational, too. Don’t stress out too much — we’ve got a few fail-safe ideas for all you new Brooklyn parents.

For the wordsmith: Bananagrams, $14.95
Bananagrams is fruit for thought: part scrabble, part boggle — all encased in an adorable cloth banana peel — your child will fall in love with this game, whether she’s 5, 15, or (in my case) 25.
Greenpoint Toys [738 Manhattan Ave. between Norman and Meserole avenues in Greenpoint, (718) 383-3437]. For info, visit www.greenpointtoys.com.

Welcome to the second installment of your holiday shopping guide. This week’s topic: presents for children. The best part? You can pick up any one of these awesome toys at your local independent neighborhood toy shop!

For the future architect: Eco Dollhouse, $240
This beautifully crafted wooden house features a wind turbine, solar panel, a rain barrel for collecting rain, a green facade to help control temperature, and a shade canopy that can be pulled down preventing or allowing the wind and sunlight coming through. Plus, it practices what it preaches: it’s made from recycled materials.
Acorn [323 Atlantic Ave. between Hoyt and Smith streets in Boerum Hill, (718) 522-3760]. For info, visit www.acorntoyshop.com.

Reach Arts Editor Juliet Linderman at [email protected] or by calling (718) 260-8309.

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