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The Luxury Gift Guide: The Best Gifts for Kids of All Ages

The Best Luxury Gifts for Kids of All Ages

Shopping for a gift for the kids in your life can be among the toughest of tasks. Figuring out what’s age-appropriate, fun, and perhaps containing a wee bit of educational content is sometimes a Herculean task. And if it’s not your kid you’re shopping for, add an additional layer of complexity in figuring out whether Mom and Dad will love the gift as much as their offspring do. Not to worry, though. Our intrepid correspondent (and mother of three) Jillian Tangen is sharing our gift guide to the best luxury gifts for kids of all ages. All of these are parent-approved!

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From holidays to birthdays to graduations to christenings and bar/bat mitzvahs, there are countless times throughout the year where it’s necessary to gift your favorite kiddos a present. 

And we know from having kids, nieces and nephews of our own, how difficult it can sometimes be to know what to give. After all, as kids grow their tastes and interests change. What’s a gift-giver to do?

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To assist you in those moments of gift inspiration need, we’ve scoped out some of the most over-the-top fantastic presents we could find for children of all ages

The Best Luxury Gifts for Kids of all ages

Whether you’re shopping for a budding builder or engineer, a kid on the move, a fashion icon in training or a bibliophile, we’ve got you covered, be it for a special celebration or just because. 

Here are our top picks for the best luxury gifts for kids to keep you in top-tier Auntie and Uncle, Grammy and Grandpop, or Mom and Dad status – at least until next time. You’re welcome!

for the bookworm.

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Help outfit their bookshelf with a playful Balloon Dog Bookend ($55). This whimsical design comes in a variety of colors and will inspire them to keep dreaming of new adventures both on the pages and off.

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There’s nothing better than a bedtime story. Get them ready with a Monogrammed Pajamas set from Petite Plume ($72.95).

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You cannot go wrong with theater tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ($190 and up). Fans of the books will love seeing dementors swooping down live on stage. Move fast on the tickets though, because these sell out quickly for same day showings of Parts One and Two.

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It’s never too early to build a book collection. This Set of 10 Puffin Classics ($250) from Juniper Books is a great way to start. The series will take children through the classic stories of Neverland, Oz, Matilda, Huck Finn and beyond to help nurture their love of reading.

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It’s been said that bigger is better, so why not go big with the giant sized Kettler Chess Set ($700) and matching Board ($375). Not only will kids have fun with these over-sized pieces, but they’ll also learn some strategic moves.

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There’s nothing like curling up with a good book. Why not make it nice and cozy? We love this Orbit Kashmir Faux Fur Chair ($2,015) from RH Baby & Child – perfect to snuggle up and read in.

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for the creative.

Our guide for creative luxury gifts for kids:

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Let their imagination take them on an adventure together with two new cute little pals like Maileg’s Two Mice Go Camping Set ($104).

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Budding builders will love creating new buildings and objects in 3D with the colorful 100 piece Magna-Tiles Set ($119). The best part is you can keep adding sets to their collection for multiple gift giving opportunities to come so they can build even bigger  things.

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Help them unleash their inner rock star with the Loog Pro Electric Guitar ($199). Together with the accompanying app, this guitar will have them playing their favorite songs in no time.

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The Bolt Neon Sign from Oliver Gal Artist Co. ($393) is a blaze of yellow inspiration that will fuel the creative streak in your gift recipient. It’s handmade, hand-crafted from glass tubing and measures 8″ x 12″.

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Kids love to play pretend. The Milton & Goose Classic Play Kitchen ($799) will provide a chic and modern space for your little chef to imagine and dream (all while coordinating with your home decor style).

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La Petite Maison Playhouses are some of the most beautiful on the market. They’re miniature versions of cedar-planked Hamptons getaways, classic Victorian-style mansions and even Palm Springs-style bungalows. Prices average between $6,000 and $10,000, but these can top $25,000 or more, depending on size.

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Our sources tell us that llamas are the new unicorns (actually, we read this in New York Magazine, and therefore it must be true). If you want in on this new favorite four-legged friend, here are three ways to play it, all from luxury children’s site Maisonette. The Janod Llama ride-on ($88). Cuddoll’s Lena the Llama ($62), who loves broccoli and whose favorite color is red. And Meri Meri’s Hugo Llama Toy ($60). 

The best luxury gifts for kids of all ages: llamas. Courtesy Photo.

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Your budding architect will love this realistic Arckit 360 architectural scale model building kit ($299.99). 

The best luxury gifts for kids of all ages: Arckit 360 Architectural Scale Model Building Kit. Courtesy Photo.

for future (or current) fashionista.

Our luxury fashion gift guide for stylish kids of all ages:

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It’s never too early for your first pair of Louboutins, right? These tiny handmade Loubi Baby Shoes ($250) are perfect for little ones between 6 – 9 months old. They’re available in 4 colors and match multiple styles from the women’s collection.

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Fendi’s adorable Bunny Hat ($250) is a sweet gift for both baby boys and girls and will be treasured long after they outgrow it.

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Design a Wren & Glory Customized Denim Jacket ($350) for them with their favorite colors or animals. Each one is hand-painted, and your child’s name can be added on the front upper right pocket. Each one is custom-made, so allow 2-3 weeks for delivery

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Keep your favorite little ones warm and chic with the Moncler Bady Puffer ($650). This pint-sized version of an adult classic puffer will provide them with all the warmth they need, and the freedom to enjoy lots of adventures.

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Teens and tweens will cherish a Personalized Sue Gragg Necklace ($700+) that allows them to express their individuality.

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We love this classic Gucci GG Supreme Backpack ($995). Not only will they look super stylish, but they’ll have all the room they need for carrying around their favorite rocks, ribbons and books.

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Givenchy Kids is building love for the brand early; your budding fashionista might love this plush teddy bear with a logo hoodie ($225). There’s a white version and a black version so he or she can color coordinate with the rest of their look. 

The best gifts for kids of all ages: the Givenchy teddy bear. Courtesy Photos.

for the sports enthusiast.

Our guide to luxury gifts for kids who love sports:

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Razor’s A3 kick scooter ($60) has larger wheels than other models, with spring-less shock system and a wheelie bar. It comes in 4 colors (we’re partial to the lime green).

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Star Wars fans who love to shred will go crazy for a Penny x Stars Wars skateboard ($119+). Penny boards are a little heavier than other skateboards, making them a great option for beginner riders.

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Satisfy their need for speed with this ultra cute Baghera Speedster Ride On ($120), inspired by classic British racing cars. You can even opt to have it customized with your little ones name.

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Golden Goose Ball Star Sneakers ($265) are a perfect shoe for both boys and girls on the go. They’ll even look good all dressed up for Sunday dinner at Nanna’s too.

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Everyone remembers their first bicycle. Especially if it’s one as cute as one from Little Tokyo Bike ($295). We love that these bikes aren’t overly “kiddy.” Instead, they have all the same attention to detail and simple, functional design as the grown-up version.

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Get everyone outside this winter with a Classic Wood Toboggan Sled ($356 and up) from The Northern Toboggan Co. Made of red oak, this sled is not only beautiful, but sturdy. It can hold multiple kids, making it perfect for family fun in the snow.

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for the STEM crowd.

Here’s our luxury gift guide for kids who love science, math, and tech gadgets:

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Does your little one dream of being a doctor? The Moulin Roty Doctor’s medical bag ($40) is a wooden playset made up of all the doctor’s essential tools that will aid in nursing any patient back to tip top shape! The set includes 8 pieces.

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Introduce them to the world’s first girl engineering character, Goldie Blox. The GoldieBlox and the Builder’s Survival Kit ($60) offers kids a wide-eyed perspective of Goldie’s world, her friends and family and all of her secret inventions.  Kids will get to try out 11 of her build ideas and try out endless ones of their own.

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The Makeblock mBot Smart Robot kit ($85) makes it easy to introduce coding to elementary school kids. It’s comprised of modules that fit together with an enclosed screwdriver. It also has several pre-set modes that allow kids to explore essential robot functions, such as obstacle avoidance and line-following.

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Kids love robots, so what better way for them to get hands on than with the Anki Cozmo Robot ($140)? It’s an educational robot designed to help kids (and adults) to learn to creatively code.

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Do you have a budding programmer on your hands? The Kano Computer Kit ($149.99) is a complete build-your-own computer kit bundled with software to inspire kids to start programming, and make their own music or games. There are simple illustrated guides for them to follow.

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The Primo Cubetto Playset ($225) features a friendly, wooden robot specifically designed for kids between the ages of 3 and 6. It teaches the basics of computer programming by using a wooden board that kids fit with colored blocks. These, in turn, make programs that command the Cubetto robot. There’s also a map and story book to help bring it to life and spark ideas. This tech toy is officially Montessori-approved.

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for the traveler

Here are great ideas for families who love to travel together.

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The new SteamLine Luggage x Maisonette collection of chic suitcases for little ones will make your gift recipient’s next family trip even more stylish and fun.

The six-piece collection includes an Adult Carry-On, Child Carry-On, and Vanity Case available in a selection of bright pink and royal blue colors. Each stackable style features a vegan leather body with vintage-inspired trimming and gold hardware latches and an interior lining designed in Maisonette signature Doodle Print. Prices range from $250 for the Vanity Case to $850 for the full collection set.

The Best Luxury Gifts for Kids of all Ages: the SteamLine x Maisonette Luggage Collection. Courtesy Photos.

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Iconic toy company FAO Schwarz has partnered with the newly opened Conrad New York Midtown to create a special hotel suite immersed with toys, candy and other elements of a little’s ones dream destination. The 1,800-square-foot suite houses a toy gourmet kitchen, train sets, a dance-on piano, working DJ turntables and hobby horses. Plus lots and lots of plush stuffed animals, many 8-10 feet tall. And just out the front door is all of Manhattan. Surely a night or two in this space would be joyfully received, no?

The best luxury gifts for kids of all ages: the FAO Schwartz Suite at the Conrad Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. Courtesy Photo.

don’t forget mickey mouse.

When it comes to luxury gifts for kids, in some families it all comes down to one word: Disney. Fresh off his 90th birthday, Mickey Mouse is still as big as ever.  And countless designer brands have taken note, creating limited-edition Mickey Mouse gift items that are perfect for kids, tweens and teens (and even adults). 

Home appliance manufacturer SMEG has announced a limited-edition SMEG x Disney Mickey Mouse Refrigerator, available exclusively at Williams Sonoma and select Smeg dealers ($2,799).  

The luxury gift guide of the best for kids: the limited edition SMEG x Disney refrigerator.

We particularly love the Kate Spade x Disney Collab with lots of bags, card cases and pouches to choose from and this standout Mickey Mouse Top Handle Bag ($4,500) from Gucci.  And for the littlest little ones, we love the latest drop of kicks from Adidas x Disney.

The Best Luxury Gifts for Kids of all Ages: Mickey Mouse Gifts. Courtesy Photos.

That’s it! A summary of some of the best luxury gifts for kids.  Now, having read our luxury gift guide for kids, the real issue may be what to do with the information. Do the small ones on your list deserve any of these lovely items? Dear reader, that’s up to you! 

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier. Formerly, she was a Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in NYC and is married with three young children. She loves cross country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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