9 Legal Benefits of Marriage You May Not Have Thought Of

For many couples, marriage is an exciting opportunity to deepen your bond, establish a life together, become parents… and catch some legal breaks?! Believe it or not, marriage brings both happiness and legal benefits. Todd A. Spodek, divorce lawyer and managing partner of the Spodek Law Group, outlined some basic legal rights married couples enjoy.

1. State Tax Benefits: Contrary to popular belief, married couples are able to use their marital status to save money on taxes. According to Spodek, wedded people can file joint state tax returns, take spousal deductions on state income taxes, exclude employer contributions for spousal health insurance from taxable income for state taxes, exempt property inherited from spouses from state estate tax, and receive tax benefits when transferring interests in property. Whew!

2. Insurance Benefits: One of the biggest legal blessings of marriage is the advantage it provides for couples’ health insurance. Generally speaking, if one spouse receives health insurance through their workplace, their partner can be added to their policy.

3. Healthcare and Family Leave: “Spouses enjoy special rights to make decisions related to emergency medical care for each other and to visit a spouse who is ill,” Spodek says. “Working spouses will also be entitled to family medical leave and bereavement leave.”

4. Inheritance, Property Ownership, and Transfer Rights: According to Spodek, many laws make it easier for spouses to transfer property to each other or own it jointly.

5. Parental Rights: This benefit is plain and simple: If you and your spouse have children, you both have all the legal rights given to parents. In general, these rights have to do with the decisions you’re allowed to make on behalf of your little ones — things such as healthcare, education, and religion are in your hands as long as your kids are in your custody.

6. Workers’ Compensation and Wrongful Death Claims: “Spouses may receive workers’ compensation benefits if a spouse dies in the workplace, and they may bring a wrongful death lawsuit and related civil claims that are dependent on marital status,” Spodek explains.

7. Cemetery Plots: You might not think about it (or want to think about it), but getting married actually gives you rights when it comes to the burial place of your spouse. After saying “I do,” you have the “right to possession, care, control, and succession to ownership of, and right of interment in, a public cemetery plot,” Spodek tells us. Basically, this means the place your spouse is buried technically belongs to you.

8. Spousal Privilege: In a legal proceeding, you have the right to private discussion with your spouse.Essentially, you can excuse yourself from, say, testifying at a trial, to have a chat with your spouse about legal matters if necessary. Your conversation is protected by law!

9. Family Law: “Spouses may utilize state and local judicial forums in proceedings relating to separation, divorce, orders of protection, and the care of any children of the couple,” Spodek says. These matters all fall under the umbrella of family law.

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When the weather gets chilly, there's nothing more comforting than curling up under a blanket with a great book and a warm drink. Being able to relax and warm up after a long day amongst all the holiday shopping buzz sounds so good. Take a peek at these warm drink recipes that'll keep you wanting more after each sip. You can bet that these drinks will be on heavy rotation from now through the New Year with the Brit + Co team. Cheers!

Golden Milk Turmeric Latte

The ingredients in this healthy latte are naturally anti-inflammatory and can even help you fight off those winter blues. The key here is turmeric, to kickstart the health benefits and golden color. (via Feel Good Foodie)

Hibiscus Rose Latte

This has to be the coziest warm drink around. The floral notes are super fragrant and calming -- perfect for a winter night in! (via Barley & Sage)

Chai Latte

Making your own chai latte is super satisfying, plus you won't have to venture out for a Starbucks run in the cold weather! Bulk up on your spices for this DIY chai that includes so many fragrant ingredients. (via A Splash of Vanilla)

Spiked Chocolate Espresso

Here's a way to add decadence (and booze) to your weekend pick-me-up. Instant coffee and chocolate vodka are the perfect partners in crime. (via Brit + Co.)

Sailor Jerry Spiced Hot Cider

Heat 4 parts apple cider, ½ part lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of mulling spices on the stove until warm and fragrant. Pour, then top your favorite mug with 1 part Sailor Jerry Rum and apple slices for the ultimate boozy winter sip.

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Gingerbread Latte

Reminiscent of the most scrumptious holiday cookie, this sweet latte recipe is fit to warm you up for a cozy night. (via Two Spoons)

Hot Vanilla Milk

This no-frills winter warmer not only hits the spot, but is incredibly easy to make. Doll up this basic recipe by steeping a packet of Earl Grey tea or even green tea (trust us on this one) in milk. (via Butter with a Side of Bread)

Hot Lemonade

If you're feeling a tad under the weather this winter, this hot lemonade recipe is for you. Leveraging only 4 ingredients, this warm drink is a must-make! (via The Endless Meal)

Vegan Matcha Latte

We adore a quality matcha, but aren't always down to buy one from the local coffee shop. Try out this easy homemade matcha latte recipe for a good sip. (via Munching with Mariyah)

Winter Lemonade

Not only are we smitten by the whimsical name of this drink, but we love that this herbal tea is made with all fresh ingredients. Pierce the center of several lemon slices with a cinnamon stick for a super pro presentation. (via Season with Spice)

Lavender Hot Chocolate

This is the ultimate way to elevate your regular hot chocolate, and it really couldn’t be more simple. Just infuse a sprinkle of dried lavender into your milk and add melted chocolate after it’s strained. (via A La Mode)

Mellow Mulled Wine

If you haven’t made yourself a batch during the holiday season, this is the year to get well acquainted with mulled red wine. This earthy, mellow version is a good one for newbies: the wine is lightly spiced and balanced with a dash of apple cider, brandy, and chopped citrus. (via Flourishing Foodie)

Rose Chai Latte

Decadent rose-infused milk takes place of sugary syrups in this recipe. Cozy up and take in the florals! (via Amanda Wilens)

Earl Grey Hot Toddy

The classic hot toddy combination of honey, bourbon, and lemon gets elevated in this recipe with hints of vanilla and bergamot thanks to Earl Grey tea. (viaCarolina Girl Cooks)

Spiced Pumpkin Maple Latte

We highly recommend this latte, on behalf on the pumpkin craze we dive into head-first each year! Elevate your classic PSL and save some money by making this at home. (via Half Baked Harvest)

Mulled Cider, Three Ways

We love playing around with ways to take traditional cold-weather drinks to the next level. While we loved the Earl Grey and lemon combo (very Hot Toddy-esque), our favorite concoction by far was fresh ginger with rosemary springs. (via Brit + Co.)

Icelandic Hot Chocolate

Combine 1 ½ partsReyka Vodka, 6 parts hot chocolate, ¾ part Ancho Reyes, and 1 dash of bitters then garnish your drink with mini marshmallows or whipped cream for a rich, chocolatey sip! (via Reyka Vodka)

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Soy Latte

It’s a fact that everyone’s favorite fall flavor is pumpkin, so get jazzed about another homemade PSL recipe. Made with real pumpkin puree and a spoonful of spice, you definitely don’t have to be vegan to enjoy this dairy-free drink. (via Healthy. Happy. Life.)

Vegan Eggnog

We're happy to report that yes, eggnog can be vegan, so everyone can enjoy a yummy sip this season. Coconut, almonds and cashews are combined to make a plant-based milk and to add some bright flavors to this thick drink. (via Two Spoons)

5 Minute Vanilla Bean Cocoa

This cocoa is super simple to make, and perfect for Christmastime nights! (via Half Baked Harvest)

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Holiday parties come with lots of delicious recipesand an excuse to wear your fanciest holiday dressand take part in gift giving. As fun as those aspects are, the drinks can be a difficult detail to work out. Even though not everyone wants to sip on a boozy drink, it's easy to feel left out if you don't have a pretty cocktail in-hand. Well you're in luck! These holiday mocktails are delicious, easy, and they actually look pretty so that whether you want to serve these to your guests or grab one for yourself, no one will feel excluded — not even the kids!

We gathered recipes from across the internet and on social media, and there's a good chance more than one of these holiday mocktails features ingredients that you already have in your kitchen, especially with your Thanksgiving leftovers. Keep reading for our favorite drinks now that the season is in full swing. Hooray!

Holiday Mocktail Recipes

Add this Morning Metabolism Boost Drink to your morning routine for a detox drink that tastes good. The lemon juice and Apple Cider Vinegar add plenty of flavor, but the ginger and cinnamon add some spice too. (via Two Spoons)

Grapefruit tastes delicious in the winter, which makes this Pamplemousse La Croix and Lavender Mocktail a great option for any parties or girls' nights in you have in the future. (via Brit + Co)

This Sunshine Juice is the perfect summer cool-down drink, but considering we don't get as much sun as we need in the winter, it also provides a healthy dose of Vitamin C that will help you feel sunnier *and* boost your immune system too. (via Brit + Co)

Swap the sparkling wine for sparkling grape juice to make this Pomegranate White Tea Fizz kid- and expectant mom-friendly. White tea pairs well with the pomegranate because of its full flavor, and it's unsweetened for those of us who don't like super sweet drinks. (via Brit + Co)

This Blood Orange Lemonade combines oranges with lemonade (which are two of our favorite things) and is like the winter counterpart to the raspberry lemonade we love to make in the summer. (via The Endless Meal)

Add a little bit of summer to your winter bashes with this Preggy Punch Mocktail, which mixes ginger and limeade with pineapple coconut juice. Jelly beans are optional, but could we get an extra cotton candy? (via A Spicy Perspective)

The flavors in this Vanilla Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour are all of our favorite winter picks mixed into one. While this recipe originally calls for bourbon, Tieghan's mocktail variation swaps it for apple cider. (via Half Baked Harvest)

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We'll drink sangria at just about any gathering, and we love to make it too! It's a great option for parties because of how easy it is to set up. This booze-free version makes for a tasty punch that kids and kids at heart can equally enjoy.

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Dr. For Moms Center on Instagram: "Today’s mocktail is “The Grinch”, get it? 😅 • The benefits of matcha green tea are endless, matcha is often more beneficial than regular low grade green tea! • Give it a try and let us know what you think! • #holidaymocktails"

If The Grinch is a holiday movie that you have on repeat throughout the Christmas season, then this is one mocktail you have to make. The green color comes from matcha powder, which has antioxidants as well as great flavor. It's a win-win.

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Pregnancy Dietitian on Instagram: "It's the little things! 🎄 With the holidays upon us, it's easy for pregnant mamas to feel a bit "left out." Food & cocktails galore, it's not always easy to get excited when you know you'll be tired, have sore feet, & can't exactly indulge in your favorite holiday alcohol. 🤰 But you CAN still have fun with it & be part of the romance. When I was pregnant I noticed that the simplest things made a world of a difference (I even drank water out of a wine glass :)). 😊 So what are you waiting for, grab your favorite cocktail glass & get crafting a mocktail! Using ginger ale, sparkling water, low sugar juice & a fun piece of decor & you're good to go ;) 👇 Do you have a go-to mocktail? . . . #pregnancynutrition #prenatalnutrition #momtobe #babybump #expectingmom #holidaymocktails #breastfeedingnutrition #prenataldietitian #pregnancyfood"

This is another mocktail that's great for people who don't like super sweet drinks. Lay out different fruits and garnishes that your guests can add to their glasses, and you can also add some simple syrup to the table if any of your friends have a sweet tooth.

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CollegeChecklists on Instagram: "Ho ho ho! 🎅Make your Christmas morning merry and bright with a sparkling mocktail (or 3 😆). . . . . #collegechecklists #mocktail #holidaymocktail #christmasmorning #christmasmocktail #merryandbright #happyholidays2020 #sparklingmocktail #christmascheers"

You can't beat an orange and cranberry mix for the holiday season, and this holiday mocktail adds sparkling apple cider for a whole other layer of flavor that we can't get enough of. Rosemary and cranberries make the perfect garnishes, but we wouldn't say no to edible glitter.

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Chi Forest Global on Instagram: "🍓Srawberry Fizzy Soju🥰 Recipe • strawberry drink • fresh strawberry • soju @jinro_us • lychee flavor sparkling water @chiforest • Ice 🧊 ##100waystoenjoychiforest #chiforest #chirecipe #cocktail #cocktails #cocktailstime #cocktailsdaily #cocktailsbar #bartender  #cocktailstyle #cocktaillovers #cocktailhour #cocktailtime #cocktailart #cocktailoftheday #mixology #jinro #soju"

This drink is full of strawberry flavor, from the strawberry drinks to the cubes of real strawberry you can add right into the beverage. If you can't find lychee sparkling water (or don't want to buy two different drinks), swap the strawberry and sparkling water for strawberry soda.

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Slow Drinking on Instagram: "For all those who don't drink alcohol, celebrate Christmas with this delicious and sparkling mocktail 🎄 Enjoy it with spice bread, foie gras and a lot of friends. #SlowDrinking #SlowDrinker #SlowLife #Tasty #Mocktail #Party #FoodPairing"

We'll eat (or drink) just about anything if it's candy cane themed, and in addition to the cranberry juice, you can add in pomegranate juice too. Swap the water for sprite if you want some extra sweetness.

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Deborah Johnson 🇺🇸🇫🇷 on Instagram: "A toast to the Season! 🎄🥂 My Christmas Mocktail. Cranberry Juice and Apple cider, mix and add fresh fruit (sliced apples and cranberries). Serve in sugar-rimmed cocktail glass and garnish with sugared cranberries on a pick. So festive! Spike if you wish with vodka or bourbon. : : : #christmasmocktail #christmascocktails #mocktails #cocktails #tistheseason #holidaycheer #cranberries #applecider #cheers"

Covering your cranberries with sugar takes your holiday mocktail garnish up a notch. We love that it looks like they're covered in snow! Don't forget to add some sugar (ahem, snow) to your glass too.

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𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗮 𝗧𝘄𝗶𝗻 𝗖𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 on Instagram: "Mocktail time while Santa’s little helper stays up wrapping because the kids are home 24/7 these days. I’ve been thinking of breaking the news 🎅🏽 but someone I think is starting to figure things out; My wishful thinking hopes when they do find out that they will thank me for all of the magic I created instead of hating me for LYING. Lol but hey cheers to keeping the magic alive. 🍹 🎅🏽 • 1/4 can key lime @lacroixwater • 1/4 c orange juice • 1/2 lime Shaken Pour over 1/2c @sanpellegrino_official aranciata Rosa Garnish dried grapefruit voilà ✨ . . . . . #santaslittlehelper #christmaseveeve #mocktail #christmas #cheers #minnesotamom #mocktailrecipe #lacroix #sanpallegrino #drinks #winterwonderland #carissascolorfullife #ppaparazzimom #winterdays #momscreatechristmasmagic #christmasmagic #momissanta"

Orange juice will give your drink that opaque look and (mixed with water and lime juice) a toned-down color. Add a dried grapefruit or orange slice to each glass for a sophisticated garnish.

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Let’s make my Apple Cider Spritz! This is hands down my favorite drink to make around the holidays! It’s a crowd favorite and always goes quick! You have to make this! ✨ #mocktailgirlie #mocktails #mocktailrecipe #holidayrecipe

Sparkling apple cider tastes delicious when paired with cranberries, rosemary, and cinnamon. It's a good think this recipe makes a whole batch because we will definitely be drinking the whole thing.

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#ad Rudolph's Holiday Mocktail using Rose's grenadine 🎄 #foundatwalmart #holidaydrinks #holidays #tiktokdrinks

If you love Shirley Temples, then you'll love Rudolph's Holiday Mocktail. Add orange juice and cranberry juice to your usual mix of grenadine and ginger ale for multiple flavors and a sweet and tart mix that will become a Christmas party staple.

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#ad Smoked Rosemary Lemon Ginger Mocktail with Pomegranate Garnish featuring @kevitadrinks . Refreshing, delicious – perfect for the holiday season

Light your rosemary on fire (trust us) and let it smoke under the glass so that your whole drink is infused with that smoky, herbal taste and smell. It'll engage all your senses and honestly it just looks really cool.

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Change out your usual sugar rim for cinnamon (or a mix of cinnamon and sugar if straight cinnamon is too much) for a spicy edge to your drinks. It'll set them apart and cut down on your sugar intake too.

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This drink is as festive as it is tasty. Make this flavorful mocktail at home and earn honey gold at select stores when you shop with Honey!

We are absolutely obsessed with this cotton candy and edible glitter technique and we will be trying it at all our holiday parties for the foreseeable future. Dropping the cotton candy ball into your drink in honor of the 2023 New Year's Ball in New York City is extra fun!

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#ad Use Rose’s Simple Syrup #foundatwalmart to make this delicious holiday mocktail!!

Simple syrup offsets the tart flavor of cranberry juice, but with the sparkling apple cider, the drink doesn't taste too heavy. You can't forget the apples and sugared cranberry garnish!

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Fruity ice cubes (which we have a tutorial for here ;)) will take the *look* of your drinks to the next level while also adding another element to the *flavor* of your drinks. We'll take two, please.

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The family holiday pajama trend is rivaling the ugly holiday sweater party and we couldn't be jollier. From babies to kids to parents and family pets (even dolls!), there's a print and style for everyone. We rounded up our favorite prints, plus a few holiday kid PJs if the whole matchy-matchy idea isn't your thing. Enjoy getting cozy with your crew and starting a new 'grammable tradition with these matching family pajamas for the holidays.

Tea Collection Scandi Animals

Tea Collection Scandi Animals Family Set

Tea Collection is always good for a modern global print and this Scandi option is one of our faves. Find it in a super soft footed PJs for toddlers, Goodnight PJ Set for kids, adult PJ top and adult PJ bottom too. Also in reindeer print. Sweet dreams!

Hanna Dear Deer Matching Family Pajamas

Hanna Andersson is a go-to for organic cotton PJs in super soft and playful prints, like this Dear Deer print. Want to go less traditional for your holiday photo? They also have Snoopy, Marvel, and Star Wars prints.

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Primary Fair Isle Family Matching Set

Primary Fair Isle Holiday Pajamas

This colorful Fair Isle print has us swooning. Primary's GOTS-certified organic cotton jams are super cozy, and you can mix and match them in a slew of colors, including navy, raspberry, lollipop, mint, sunshine, emerald, peacock, and blueberry. Pet jams included!

Old Navy Gender-Neutral Holiday Pajama Set

Old Navy's Matching Jingle Jammies

Old Navy jams come in a bunch of fun and classic prints— like this red plaid — and styles, and are made with 100-percent cotton. They're super affordable too!

Etsy Santa Baby PJ Sets

Etsy sellers are jumping on the family 'jams bandwagon. Cozy up together and make memories in these stylish cotton pajamas. Order in sizes from 3 months to toddlers to kids to men and women's XXL.

Etsy Nice Feelings Family Matching Holiday PJs

Striped PJs for the win. These are all cozy and lightweight too.

Etsy Kotka Design Holiday Matching Family Pajamas

Wear these comfy pajamas for Christmas morning photos, movie night hangouts, gift-giving, and more.

Hanna Andersson Hanukkah Matching Family Pajamas

Celebrate Hanukkah in style with these matching family pajamas in super-soft organic cotton. You'll want to spend all eight nights in them!

Piccolina Pajamas - Rosa Parks Trailblazer Print

Piccolina Pajamas - Rosa Parks Trailblazer Print

Make a statement in your holiday 'grams with these historical PJ sets from Piccolina. They come in super cute prints, like this Rosa Parks Trailblazer set, and offer up a chance to teach kids thoughtful lessons during the season of giving.

Etsy Nice Feelings Matching Pajamas

Can we bring back the nightcap, please? So cute for adults and kids alike. Practical too!

Burt’s Bees Baby Matching Holiday Organic Cotton Pajamas

Burt's Bees has a slew of matching jams for your family. Find a mix of prints made in soft organic cotton. Gift a set to grandparents too!

Got matching family pajamas you want to show off? Tag us on your holiday jam 'grams @BritandCo!

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Kids bring a whole lot of joy to the holiday season. From baking holiday treats together to getting in the spirit with DIY holiday decorations, everything about the festive season is new and exciting as they wait for the big day to arrive. Kids are also the most discerning giftees on your list. Not to worry. From creative kits to mind-bending games to pretend play and gifts that are totally cute, these are the best holiday gifts for kids this season.

Swingly Doorway Storefronts

Think beyond the lemonade stand with these cute doorway storefronts. Choose from a camper food truck to a Boba tea house to a farmer's market for your kidpreneur. Swingly helps parents create play spaces that inspire kids to think creatively and grow through entrepreneurial play. ($99)

Play Maysie Portable Dollhouse

This sweet kit designed inside an old school lunchbox is so fun for kids! The portable dollhouse opens up to a bedroom on one side and a bathroom on the other with a wooden bed, side table, rocking horse, bathtub, toilet, and bin. Kids can carry it around with a handy strap and keep all 12 magnetic pieces in place for pretend play anywhere, anytime. ($48)

Little Passports Kitchen Adventures Subscription Box

Kids can travel the world in their own kitchen with America's Test Kitchen recipes and fun facts about everywhere from India to Italy. They can travel to 12 countries for more than 60 recipes, plus cooking tools provided with each box. ($30/month)

Brown Toy Box

Kids can learn about coding and app development in an age-appropriate and culturally representative way with this fun activity kit founded by a Black mom of four who wanted to see more representation in STEAM early development. ($30)

Create Your Bright ideas Book

This interactive book written by our pal Jess Ekstrom is perfect for creative tweens and teens who want to be inspired to make a difference in the world. ($17)

Hey Clay Bugs

Bug lovers unite! Kids can make cute clay bugs with 18 different colors of clay using an interactive app that shows kid-friendly step-by-step instructions. Think spiders, caterpillars, a praying mantis, snail, ladybug, and dragonfly to spark imaginations and build fine motor skills/spatial reasoning. Clay is nontoxic, wheat and gluten-free, nut-free, latex-free, and won't stick to hands. ($20)

Habbi Habbi Bilingual Flashcards

Expose the kid in your life to new languages like Chinese and Spanish with these fun kits. The magnetic wand reads the words as kids read along with visual cues. ($80)

Candylab Donut Van

For the kid who loves anything on wheels *and* pretend play, this adorable wooden van is a gift to parents who are over cheap plastic toys. At just 3 inches long it makes a great stocker stuffer and is perfect for on-the-go adventures. ($20)

Alltruists Volunteer Activity Kits

These at-home projects focused on volunteerism include empathy-building craft activities around saving our oceans, clean water, shelter pets, and more. ($29)

Etsy Wooden Slingshot

We love a good old-timey gift with a modern edge. These simple wooden slingshots are perfect for any kid who loves to get outside and play, no matter what the weather. Each slingshot comes with 20 colorful felt balls for gentle play. ($15)

Little Lady Classic Collection Kit

Mani/pedis are one of our favorite things to do with our kids on a snowy day. Pick up these darling 7-free polishes for your next salon-at-home day. The bow is actually a ring they can wear post pampering! Vegan and cruelty-free too. ($55)

Unicorn Kids Apron

Help little bakers create delicious dishes without any clothing disasters. This rainbow unicorn apron is made in a sturdy and sustainably sourced cotton twill with cute embroidered details. Adjustable Velcro at the neck makes it easy for little hands to get just the right fit too. Available in T-Rextoo for dino lovers. ($25)

Make Bake Winter Friends Stickies Edible Stickers

We are smitten over these edible stickers for holiday baking. Kids can decorate easily and then treat themselves to the vanilla-flavored melt-in-your-mouth sugar "papers" as reward for a baking job well done. Bonus: They're food allergy-friendly and kosher certified. Pop them in a stocking, a holiday card, or as part of a baking kit as a bonus gift! ($13)

Mindware Colored Pencil Set

For the budding artist, this beautiful case of 36 already-sharpened colored pencils is a great gift for kids who love to color and create. The mix of classic colors and fresh hues makes all the kid drawings frame-worthy. Adults will love them too! ($22)

Meri Meri Llama Crossbody Bag

We never met a pompom or tassel we didn't like. This adorable llama bag is super stylish and beautifully designed with sweet stitching, gold reins, colorful details. Perfect for holding coins, library cards, lip balm ... all the kid essentials. ($25)

Outfoxed Cooperative Board Game

Get the whole family a gift with this cooperative whodunit game for ages 5 and up. A wily fox has stolen Mrs. Plumpert's pot pie and is high-tailing it to the foxhole! You'll work together to gather clues and eliminate possible suspects. Figure out who is the guilty fox before they escape! ($20)

Surprise Ride Make a Model Plane Activity Kit

Aviation fans can make a model airplane while learning about Amelia Earhart with this fun kit. The 40-page book features a short story, facts and jokes about Earhart and aviation, along with a biplane wood model kit, art supplies, and a disposable apron. ($25)

Small Foot Wooden Toys Wooden Mixer

Littles can play chef or mimic mom and dad with this adorable (and affordable) wooden stand mixer. Rotatable beaters, a swiveling mixer head, and on-and-off button create an experience like a real mixer. This one's a fun add to any play kitchen! ($19)

Green Toys Tugboat

Bath toys are the best toys for bath, beach, muddy puddles, even snow! This floaty toy is made from 100% recycled plastic milk containers and safe for your little captain. No BPA, phthalates, or PVC. Mother Earth will thank you! ($15)

Meri Meri Ice Cream Pompom Necklace

We all scream for ice cream when it's as adorable as this cone. Glittery and gorgeous, this necklace is a great gift for kids ages 8 and up. So stylish for birthdays too! ($15)

Paint By Sticker Kids: Outer Space

We are obsessed with these Paint by Sticker books as much as the kiddos in our life. From Outer Space to Mermaids & Magic, there's a theme for every kid passion. Get in a meditative zone with your little bud and choose from 10 sticker paintings, like a Mars rover, a space shuttle, and celestial bodies like Saturn, Jupiter, and the Sun. Plus, the back of each image includes a fascinating scientific fact *and* kids score glow-in-the-dark stickers! ($10)

Surprise Ride - Experiment with Hydrophobic Sand Science Kit

Make space exploration super fun for kids with this Mars-focused science kit. Little astronauts can pretend they're on a mission to Mars as they experiment with hydrophobic sand (which repels water). The kit comes with a book packed with sand experiments, Martian facts, profiles of famous astronauts, and cute cosmic jokes. ($25)

Marlo Bea Sukyi Head Wrap

These handmade head wraps from BIPOC-owned Marlo Bea come in a slew of prints and are a great way to keep baby (and big kid) hairs at bay. We love the multicultural emphasis of the brand and fun fabric print collabs, like these designed by Mexican artist Fernanda Martinez. ($18)

STMT Positivity Journaling Set

Start their love of journaling with this kit full of good vibes. ($18)

Kidamento Bear Digital Camera

This toy digital camera offers features like filters and frames, face recognition, a selfie timer and burst mode, plus an HD video option. ($60)

Mindware Pattern Play Puzzle

You know a good gift when the parents want to play too. These beautifully designed puzzles are perfect for building problem solving skills and creating artful displays. Kids follow one of the 40 pattern cards to design the brightly-colored blocks into varying motifs. The blocks can also be used to create endless freeform designs - so fun! ($28)

Check out our Gingerbread Decorating Class to share with kids and subscribe to our email newsletter for more holiday gifting ideas. Follow us on Pinterest too for tons of holiday decor and recipe inspiration!

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