Even a kid like Suri Cruise who has everything loves to get fun presents! Here are some Hollywood inspired gift ideas sure to please any child.
TUNES FOR TOTS
My friend Julia gave me the children’s ‘Name Your Tune’ CD as a gift for my baby girl and I have to say, it’s one of the most original gifts we received. It’s a personalized collection of 14 songs that feature your child’s name. (A new digital version that allows you to burn the CD at home.) Celebrity moms and dads who love ‘Name Your Tune’ include Patrick Dempsey, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Matt Damon, Adam Sandler, Debra Messing, Denise Richards and Tori Spelling. $20 at www.nameyourtune.com
Carol’s Daughter has created a line of natural hair care and body products for little girls inspired by Disney’s new animated movie ‘The Princess and the Frog.’ The limited edition collection includes shampoo, conditioner, hair detangle and bubble bath. Prices start at $8. Available at Macy’s, Disney Stores and www.carolsdaughter.com.
COOL KID KICKS
Suri has her pint-sized kitten heel shoes, but she can still look just as stylish in comfy sneakers. Bronx Wentz and Kingston and Zuma Rossdale rock Creative Recreation Shoes, which are fun, colorful and hip sneakers. $60 at www.shopcreativerec.com Pax Jolie-Pitt loves Graffeeti sneakers, which allow kids to draw and design their own shoes. Each pair comes with six colored dry-erasable pens so kids can erase and rewrite as much as they want. www.graffeeti.com
LAP OF LUXURY
Looking for an alternative to all the digital high tech toys out there? Go old school with an heirloom wooden rocker! Conan O’Brien’s two kids have a one-of-a-kind handcrafted riding rocker from Goose Creek Enterprises. The family owned and operated company is also making a rocker for Jenna Elfman. The eco-friendly custom-made rockers come in several styles including horses, unicorns, bears and even a few tricked out pigs, complete with leather seats and painted flames! Vroom! Starting at $999, these are definitely a splurge, but they are built to last and meant to be handed down generation after generation. www.goosecreekenterprices.com
Celeb moms Jennifer Garner, Angelina Jolie, and Gwen Stefani love Kimochis, which are adorable and educational toys that help children express themselves. Kimochi, pronounced Key-mo-chee, means “feeling” in Japanese and “toys with feelings inside” are what the company delivers. The cuddly characters come with a set of three plush little shapes that correspond to child-safe “feelings,” from happy to mad to sad. $25 at www.kimochis.com.