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Holiday GIF Guide: What to Give the Kids in Your Life (Animated Edition)

Miniature things are always adorable, which can make shopping for kids a breeze. But when it comes to finding a present that tykes are going to enjoy for more than five minutes before being distracted by the next toy under the tree, honestly, the odds are against you.

We’ve rounded up some favorite gifts in GIF form that are sure to be used by the little ones in your life long after the holiday.

Popatu trolley rolling backpack set 

Little guys on the go will be ready to take off with this plush airplane backpack. A telescoping handle and sprightly wheels offer options for getting around. Plus, there’s plenty of space for storing your tiny dude’s favorite things, whether he’s visiting friends or boarding a big bird.

Vans sneakers for little boys with gumdrops

Vans SK8-Hi zip sneaker

Mini shoes are always cute, but when they’re a smaller version of an adult style—like these Vans—they’re totally aww-inducing. Toddlers to big boys and girls will be comfy and cool in these high-tops that come in an array of hues with a sporty stripe.

Freshly Picked moccasins

Freshly Picked leather moccasins | Meri Meri x Liberty 6-pack mini confetti crackers 

Keep precious toesies cozy in these soft leather moccasins. Tiny girls and guys will look all dressed up but feel like they’re wearing baby booties in a pair of Freshly Picked shoes that come in a variety of sizes, colors and prints for your pint-sized one.

Meri Meri plush toys and Christmas tree

Meri Meri organic cotton unicorn | Meri Meri knit organic cotton rainbowMeri Meri organic cotton mermaid 

Meri Meri‘s collection of party accessories and darling toys makes even the most surly among us sigh. The plush dolls, in particular, are the stuff of a dreamy childhood toy chest. Select a fantasy creature that speaks to your little one and you’ll have gifted them a favorite friend indeed.

SHOP: Gifts for Kids

Photography by Melissa O’Hearn
Styling by Kelly Kauffman
Art direction and copy by Britt Burritt
Set assistance by Erica Lopez