Princess Kittypants wants a Halloween costume that reflects her inner diva while providing great twirl-ability. Enter PrissyPoofs: adorable, handmade, high-quality tulle “poofs” — some with matching headgear — in dozens of princess-approved designs. Just pull one on and voilà! Instant glamour. Sizes from newborn to 8 years, from $34.95; prissypoofs.com.
Look! Up in the sky: It’s Super Scooter, all blinged out in a cool, shimmery hero cape. Little Capers’ new line just for older kids features neat Velcro-necked styles; fashions for younger kids include hero tops with easy-release capes. Convert any outfit into a Halloween costume instantly — no bath towel required! From $23; littlecapers.com.
Sneak a little treat into your selfless mothering routine with this line of chocolate-scented spa delectables. Sweet Beauty’s line for moms is made with organic fair-trade chocolate right here in Seattle; baby’s cleanser, lotion and balm are rich, and free of parabens and fragrance. How yummy are those little toes now? From $15; sweetbeautyspa.com.
Make a statement on the slopes or boost your bike’s cool quotient with helmet covers by Tail Wags. TWs fit over all makes and models of helmets, including bike, skate, ski and equestrian helmets. Created by a Canadian mom who wants to see more kids wear helmets … safety is fun! The toppers come in 30 different designs (check out the cool dinosaurs!). From $40; tail-wags.com.
Getcha head in the game! Your tot will rock the sandbox in this soft, short-sleeved T by Uncommonly Cute. Too cool for drool! From $22; uncommonlycute.com.
Chic + caring
Autism … diabetes … cancer … ignorance: Take up the fight with these hip and comfy “disease T’s.” Created by a young man battling type 1 diabetes to raise awareness — and money — for causes such as Autism Speaks and the American Lung Association. I love mine: “Ignorance is a curable disease.” From around $20; fivehumans.com.
Ice ice baby!
Adventures of Riley: Penguin Rescue. Based on the popular “Riley” adventure books, this board game takes you across Antarctica to rescue five penguins. Kids will love the cute little wooden penguins! Ages 4 and older. $32; simplyfun.com. Win a free copy of Penguin Rescue! To enter, email your mailing address to email@example.com; be sure to put “penguin” in the subject line.