I was on the hunt this week for birthday gifts for 5-year-olds, one for a boy and one for a girl. I stopped in at one of our local stores, Catchware, and found some things that I had not seen and my girls were especially excited to give.
For the girl, this Environsax caught my eye. A cute design, it rolls up to literally nothing—perfect to be stowed away to go on vacation or to use as a tote for summer activities. As an added bonus, it is eco-friendly and what better message to start the summer off with than preserving the environment.
Environsax Kids Marshmellow bag, under $10. Available at Catchware, 908-918-9171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the boy, I saw this floor puzzle (which could be for a girl as well). The latest creation by Andrew Zuckerman, who also did the incredible book of the same name Creature, there are four detailed animal portraitures in one. In addition to the elephant on the front, there is a tiger, lion and chimpanzee also included and the pieces large enough so that the child can do on their own. Perfect for a rainy summer day.