Holiday gift guide 2012: Etsy finds for kids

Ask a child what he or she wants as a holiday gift and you’re sure to receive a mile-long list of toys and games. While I wholeheartedly agree that there’s nothing wrong with buying from their holiday wishlists, I also believe that sometimes it’s just as nice to surprise them with things they didn’t even know they wanted. For this, Etsy comes to the rescue. For kids of all ages–toddlers to gradeschoolers–the gift ideas featured below are nearly guaranteed to never disappoint. One warning at this point, however: heed shipping dates. Handmade can take just a bit longer but it’s so worth it!

Superman/Batman Reversible Superhero Cape by ohsewmuch, $21.95,
Pink/Black version also available here. For free first class shipping in time for Christmas, order by December
17. Shipping may be upgraded to Priority for an extra fee up to
December 19.

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Ready-to-Ship Kids’ Teepees by Theteepeeguy, $100-115,
Order ready-to-ship styles by December 18 for Christmas delivery.

dachsie teepee.jpgAll Natural Eco Soy Crayons–Bugs by earthgrowncrayons, $10,
Nearly twenty other cool shapes are also available.

soy bug crayons.jpgPersonalized Kids’ Apron and Chef Hat Set by MerryBmonogramming, $25.50,
Other colors and fonts are also available. Order by December 14 for Christmas delivery.

merrybmonogramming chef set.jpgAvengers Finger Puppet Set by raindropstops, $32,
Order by December 19 for Christmas delivery.

avengers finger puppet set.jpgZoo Animals Crayon Roll Set by ChildishThoughts, $17.50,
Set includes the roll, a tote bag, a box of Crayons and an activity book. For Christmas delivery, order by December 20.

zoo animals crayon roll set.jpgNatural Wood Horse Puzzle by littlewoodenwonders, $12.50,
Order by December 18 for Christmas delivery.

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