You set out milk and cookies (and even took care to leave carrots for Rudolph). Now that the little ones are asleep? It’s finally time to dress up those gifts. Lucky for you, we have three whimsical ideas to make this year’s holiday a memorable one.

Kids' Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

Add Some Sugar
Weave a candy cane or lollipop into the bow. Better yet, wrap smaller boxes with a candy necklace. Something to open and a tasty treat? Double whammy.

Rope Them In
Tie packages with a jump rope in place of ribbon. They can use it later to burn off some of that excess holiday energy.

Deliver the Goods
Place a small gift in the bed of a toy truck, then steer the pickup under the tree to make a special delivery.

By Kim Watson, Staff Writer

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December 19, 2014

The Friday Follow

There’s a kid in all of us. Which is why we can’t resist double-tapping every single photo these fashionable, pint-sized cuties post.

1.  We fell head over heels for little Mayhem’s paper dresses weeks ago. So we obviously can’t stop guessing what @2sisters_angie will post next. 

2. At only five years old, @alonso_mateo already has more Gucci (and swagger) than us.

3. If only we could rock a topknot and aviators like @hails_world. One day, one day.

4. It’s safe to say @masonkjsmommy has mastered the art of layering. His cardigan collection is beyond enviable.

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April 4, 2014

Since these kids have better wardrobes than us, it’s totally acceptable to be jealous of them. Right?

1. Rachel Zoe styles practically everyone in Hollywood. So it’s hardly surprising that her son Skyler always looks so dapper.

2. You might not see Alia Wang in the tabloids as often as the Jolie-Pitts, but when she shows up, she owns it in street wear.

3. Tabitha and Marion Broderick are double-trouble. Not only do they look alike, they dress (adorably) alike, too.

4. When Kingston Rossdale dyed his mohawk blue at age 6, he pretty much cemented himself as a pint-sized trendsetter.

5. Let’s be real. No list of fashionable kids would be complete without the queen herself, Ms. Suri Cruise.

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January 21, 2014

Sure, it’s getting a little late. But you can still grab some gifting inspiration, order, and get it all in time for Christmas.

1. So. Many. Toys. The kids are going to love you for this.

2. Shopping on a budget? (Us, too.) Each of these gifts is sitting pretty at $50 or less.

3. Everyone is getting gifted. Needless to say, your home also deserves a little extra love.

4. Guys can be tough to shop for. Luckily, they’ll like everything on this list.

5. Accessories and clothes. What more could a girl ask for?

Still can’t decide? There’s always the Rue Gift Card.

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December 17, 2013

We thought we were doing style right. But these mini fashion fiends are giving us a run for our money.

1. Shabby chic. Vintage chic. Ethereal chic. Whatever you want to call it, these kids are Chic. Capital “C” required.

2. We’re wondering if these little ones might be so kind as to share who their stylists are…

3. Flower crowns and oversized spectacles are still in. We were debating it. Until we saw this.

4. If some pint-sized cuties can rock prints this hard, so can we.

5. Because at the end of the day, these kids prove style should never be taken too seriously.

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October 15, 2013

 
The moment the kids have been waiting for all year has finally arrived: the very first day of summer vacation. Begin the season on the right foot by stocking the backyard with plenty of playthings to keep them outside. Whether they’re relaxing – er, splashing – by the pool with you, jumping on a trampoline, or digging in the sandbox (or on the beach), everything they need for the best summer ever is right here. Just don’t forget the sunscreen.

BLG-1488 Boutique Support-Curated School's Out

Our Goodbye, Homework. Hello, Playtime: Backyard Toys Boutique opens Sunday, May 26, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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May 26, 2013

 

KidKraft “Everyday Heroes” Playset. The only thing better than seeing the little ones feverishly unwrap their presents? Watching them play in all their imaginative glory (and reliving your childhood holidays, of course).

The Get Gifty: Our Holiday Gift Shop Boutique is now open.

November 29, 2012

1. A Pinch of Lovely
Graphic designer Krystal has a knack for finding beauty in fashion, jewelry, and print materials.

2. Just Add Glam
Every post feels like it came from a high-fashion magazine shoot, meaning there’s no end to the inspiration (or incredibly amazing outfits).

3. Rockstar Diaries
This stylish mom (and her kids) are just too. darn. cute.

4. Made by Joel
Need inspiration for keeping the kids busy on snow days and weekends? These DIY crafts and projects should have the whole family covered.

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November 1, 2012

Once a kid, always a kid. Well, maybe no one said that, but I wish I could still have recess and playtime – not to mention a huge, overflowing toy box. If given the opportunity to have my own “Big” moment, here’s what I’d be wishing for – and what the little ones in my family will likely end up with for the holidays.

1. Random House Little Critter® Complete Collection
Yes, I was the kid who snuck books under my covers with a flashlight when it was past my bedtime, and these Mercer Mayer titles made an appearance more than once.

2. Dexton Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse Ride-On Car
I definitely would have been the coolest kid in school (or maybe the neighborhood) puttering around in this lifelike Mercedes.

3. Guidecraft All in One Play Kitchen
There’s a solid chance my cooking skills today would be much improved had my parents decided to let me have one of these – and an Easy-Bake Oven.

4. Zoobies® Corduroy™ Storytime Pal
What kid doesn’t love the story of Corduroy? And this blanket-that-doubles-as-a-stuffed-animal would have made story time (and naptime) a whole lot more fun.

5. Guidecraft Deluxe Art Center
My parents’ kitchen table still (to their dismay) bears marks of hours spent crafting, glue-gunning, and painting. With this all-in-one craft center, budding artists can draw, paint, and create to their hearts’ content – without making a mess all over the room.

Give the kids what they want in our Ready. Set. Toys: The Playroom’s Greatest Hits Boutique, open on Tuesday, October 30, at 11AM ET.

By Melissa Mann, Staff Writer

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October 30, 2012

Move over, Shark Week – it’s International Dinosaur Month, and we’re ready to celebrate.

Even eons later, the world’s still just as into dinosaurs as it was 251,000,000 years ago. In fact, there are countless ways to get the kids (and/or yourself) even more in touch with these beloved prehistoric pals, this side of the Stone Age.

1) Re-rent Jurassic Park. While the once-groundbreaking “special effects” may be lost on the Pixar generation, there’s no denying that that velociraptor scene (the one in the kitchen) was downright terrifying. They’ll respect it. We promise.

2) If a natural history museum is within reach, pack a lunch and spend a Saturday there. Larger-than-life skeletons will put the dino’s grandeur in full perspective.

3) Rotate dinosaur eggs into snack time. (The kids don’t have to know they’re healthy…)

4) Dress your little one as a dinosaur for Halloween. Millions-of-years-old reptiles always get more candy.

5) Archeologists in training can hone their skills by digging for dino bones online.

6) If this dinosaur expert doesn’t have all the kids’ questions (“Why are dinosaurs so big?”) answered, this video from National Geographic surely will.

7) Shop our Little Rue Celebrates International Dinosaur Month Boutique! It’s packed with dinosaur-inspired toys, books, and more, sure to keep any budding paleontologist blissfully occupied for hours.

Our Little Rue Celebrates International Dinosaur Month Boutique opens Wednesday, October 17, at 11AM ET.

By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer

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