2021 Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Fun and Well-Designed Gift Ideas for Kids

By Catherine

Need a great gift for your little ones? I’ve got you covered with this handpicked selection of the best products to make them happy.

Plus: They will surely be approved by design-conscious parents, too!

All prices are in USD for uniformity purposes, and they are approximate due to fluctuating exchange rates. Most shops ship worldwide.


This cute ice cream set from Cam Cam Copenhagen is a perfect addition to your little one’s kitchen playset! A simplistic design made from certified hardwood painted with child-safe water-based paints – $40

A sweet little mouse that comes with its matchbox bed, complete with a tiny blanket, pillow and mattress. It brings a smile to all ages! – $20

Klippan is a beloved Swedish brand of home textiles, known for its high-quality and snuggly blankets. This one is from a collaboration with Arket, with a playful motif woven from pure organic cotton. It is sure to bring a playful element to your home decor – $37

This Seven Seas dinner set will make mealtimes fun! Made of durable melamine, it can be used at the table or on a picnic. Includes a cup, bowl, plate and cutlery – $28

These hand-carved hooks by Ferm Living are a wild and wonderful addition to a bedroom wall. Made from wood and painted by hand, they’re fitted with glass eyes that twinkle as they catch the light. Other animals are also available – $19

E.T. is home! This cozy and soft vintage-inspired sweatshirt is by Mini Rodini, a sustainable Swedish children’s wear brand founded by illustrator Cassandra Rhodin. It’s a great gift for any fan of the iconic movie – $48

Gotta love a beautiful storage solution! This woven rattan basket is perfect to hide away soft toys, games or even as a laundry basket. It also brings a natural element to your kids’ room. It is available in two sizes – $75

Flendstedt mobiles are handmade by a family-owned company following traditional crafts since 1953. They are designed to maintain a harmonic balance and to move gracefully, and they make such as beautiful and elegant decorative accent for the bedroom or playroom. Several other gorgeous designs are also available – $47

It’s never too early to start enjoying the classics! This smaller version of an iconic piece of Danish design, the Series 7 chair by Arne Jacobsen, adds functional and timeless elegance to the kid’s room – $340

With its playful aesthetic and lovely details, this adorable handmade wall rug that will be a hit in all children’s rooms. It is suitable for hanging alone or with other wall hangings in the series. Wooden stick and string for hanging are included – $69

Scandinavian outdoor gear for the little ones is a must in my home. Windproof, dirt- and water repellent, warm, adjustable, comfortable, with clever, functional details such as the reflective stripes and detachable foot loops, you’ll wish this set came in your size, too – $43

 This character-packed soft toy is a classic design from Danish kids’ brand Maileg. The keepsake Superhero Mouse has a cape, cape, mask, striped sweater, boots, and red shorts, all removable and washable – $42


To view other 2021 Holiday Gift Guides, click here.

Photo at the top: Maileg / All product images via the respective brand.

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