When it comes to buying holiday gifts for kids, many parents subscribe to the “want, need, wear, read” philosophy. Depending upon the child, the “need, wear, read” part often comes with mixed reviews. We can’t help you out much with the “need and wear” today, but we do have some extraordinary book ideas that will delight even the kids who proclaim that they hate to read. The pop-up books featured below are excellent for a wide range of ages, plus the intricate page construction makes them as magical as the holiday season. With a little care, these fantastic books will probably remain favorites long after the batteries fade on the other toys.
House of Marbles Alice in Wonderland Pop-Up Book by Lewis Carrol and Richard Johnson, $18.50 (sale), alexandalexa.com
Reutter Porcelain How to Find Flower Fairies Pop-Up Book, $22, saks.com
Olive, the Other Reindeer Pop-Up Book by J. Otto Seibold and Vivian Walsh, $20, potterybarnkids.com
Walker Books Dragons and Monsters Pop-Up Book by Matthew Reinhart and Robert Sabuda, $24.50 (sale), alexandalexa.com
A great pop-up book option for older kids or even adults.