2021 Shop-Local Gift Guide: Kids!

The neighborhood has the best shopping in town for the little ones: threads from France, toys from Denmark, scooters from Switzerland and some only-in-New-York items (think Ghostbusters).

This is just the start. Stay tuned for more great finds for the bigger people in your life.

BALOON SALLOON
133 W. Broadway at Duane
••• Run the kids outside on the holiday with Rocket Balloons. $22
••• The classics still have their charm. Give them a stack. $25-30

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BABESTA
56 Warren | West Broadway and Church
••• For the budding contractor: a magnetic workbench. $110
••• For every self-respecting New York baby, or the native whose parents skipped town: themed onesies. $40

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BOOMERANG TOYS
119 W. Broadway | Duane & Thomas
••• What’s more Tribeca than a Playmobile Hook & Ladder Company 8? Timed for the Ghostbusters release. $100
••• No harm, no foul: the foam slingshot. $22. And because we didn’t think could really take out a cousin’s eye, we also went for the archery set.

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KOH’S KIDS
311 Greenwich | Reade and Chambers
••• Practical, with a flourish: the Billie Blush sweater/tutu combo. $88
••• Heads will turn at the playground when your fashionista shows up in the Nununu star coat. $179
••• There’s one in every family. $51

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EVERAFTER
349 Greenwich | Harrison and Jay
••• I’ve got these in navy and I have to say there’s nothing better: the pink shearling Birkenstock. $130
••• This will be the go-to for both boys and girls: No Worries tie-dye hoodie. $70

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MY LITTLE SUNSHINE
145 Hudson at Hubert
••• For your baby clean freak. (I gave my kid a dustbuster one Christmas — big hit): Melissa & Doug cleaning set. $39.50
••• Kids hate sweaters; this one from Oeuf solves most of their complaints. Oh, and it has ears. $202

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JACADI
106 Reade | W. Broadway and Church
••• An unusually tasteful holiday sweater. $79
••• The smell of success: turns out the French gift every baby perfume at birth: $59
••• When your kid has better kicks than you: Eloise bootie, $139

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LIVLY
108 Reade | W. Broadway and Church
••• Just about anything looks cute packed in these lunchboxes, but we loved the melamine tableware. $90 for the set. (Though clearly we have a thing for ears.)
••• Every child needs a bit of luxury. Cashmere everything, from booties ($58) to blankets ($200). Assemble your own.

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PLAYING MANTIS
32 N. Moore | Varick and Hudson
••• My photos don’t do these justice — they are super cool. Score some quality time and build these mechanical toys with your kid. They are rubber-band powered. $38-72.
••• Yes, that’s a medieval knight’s house. It opens at the roof. $283. (The doll house is $393)
••• The marble tree is endlessly entertaining. Add a gummy for the adults. $101

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NILI LOTAN FOR BABIES
And a nice coda: Tribecan Nili Lotan had her first grandchild and in her honor, designed a capsule of baby clothes. Only on the site, not in the store. Baby Callie zip up hoodie, $74.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Love this! What’s better than supporting our neighbors? Also please consider this Tribeca mother created source for beautiful, sustainably and ethically made kids clothes and toys: WelcomeFutureKids.com.

  2. TC thank you for this local shop list. And Kerry thank you for the WelcomeFutureKids.com info. I wish this existed when my little one was little! I had some really beautiful pieces. I will keep your information handy to pass along.

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