For Parents: to be or newbies
Exploiting my Baby: A Memoir of Pregnancy and Childbirth, by Teresa Strasser
Self-deprecating and poignant, this is the tale of under-mothered child to terrified adult on the brink of parenthood. Smart women (and men) will love the humor and heart.
Handmade projects and toys crafted from natural and repurposed stuffs. Great ideas and adorable photos.
For the Children
A Pirate Spyglass in a wooden box
Orb Factory Magnetic Color Cubes
Mosaic Puzzle from the Land of Nod
A cheaper set can be found here.
Wall Mosaics are all the rage
I like the Muppets
A younger child might enjoy castles
A Ball that changes shape and color when you toss it.
Knock Knock Goodnight NotePads
A Subscription to Abe’s Peanut—the new-mystery-each-month series
Kids love mail, and love to read. This project engages various artists to draw and write stories on postcards that get sent out regularly. Here is an explanation of their project.
For the Tweeners and Teeners
Rub-on Tattoos in the shape of Air Quotes
American Girl’s Guide to Money
Great book with ideas to get your girls smart about money.
Subscription to Spotify
Or, how can you go wrong with an itunes gift card?
There are many fun alternatives to keeping a journal these days.
Lithography allows you to journal by lists.