12 Thanksgiving Proteins That Aren’t Turkey

Sure, we all love the idea of a roasted turkey on Thanksgiving, but IRL they’re usually overcooked, bland and in need of a good dose of gravy to make up for their lackluster flavor. This year, think outside of the box and treat your friends and family to a stellar meal that will awaken their tastebuds. You’ve DIYed your own pie stand, you’ve created the perfect tablescape and you’ve even worked extra hard on your place settings. You might as well make one of these main course dishes (including some veggie options!) that are just as impressive as your decor.

1. Garlic Roast Beef: Feed a carnivorous army with this gorgeous garlic roast beef that is as juicy as it is flavorful. Slice this baby tableside and your guests won’t be able to resist the aroma. (via Life Tastes Good)

2. Maple Walnut Crusted Salmon: This salmon deserves a place front and center at your Thanksgiving table. Not only do you have the sweet maple glaze, but you also get a welcomed crunch from the walnut crust. (via The Healthy Foodie)

3. Stuffed Butternut Squash With Tempeh: This meatless dish is a feast for your eyes and your mouth! It’s a vegan treat that is almost too pretty to eat… almost. Bring this out of the oven and let the “ohhhs” and “ahhhs” ensue. (via Pickles and Honey)

4. Beef Wellington With Roast Pumpkin, Parsnip and Mushrooms: This luxe beef wellington is sure to impress even your classiest of Thanksgiving guests. Whip this up for your in-laws and your M.I.L. will be wrapped around your finger! (via What’s for Lunch Honey)

5. Cranberry Apple Stuffed Cornish Hens: If you’re having a small Thanksgiving gathering this year, go with cornish game hens. Everyone gets their own, which makes for a beautiful presentation, and this recipe is stuffed with fresh cranberry and apples. (via Running to the Kitchen)

6. Bacon- and Apple-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin: Time is of the essence during the holidays, so a 30-minute main dish is as precious as gold. Plus, if there is bacon involved, it’s already a hit. This bacon- and apple-wrapped pork tenderloin will be gone faster than it took you to make it! (via Very Culinary)

7. Herb Crusted Lamb Chops: Have someone you’re trying to impress this Thanksgiving? Break out these herb-crusted lamb chops and you’ll be considered a T-Day queen for many years to come. (via The Gourmet Gourmand)

8. Chickpea Vegan Meatloaf: Sure, meatloaf isn’t a traditional Thanksgiving main course, but with a sweet maple tomato glaze, it sure fits the bill flavor-wise. (via Connoisseurus Veg)

9. Roast Duck With Blood Orange: If you still want poultry as your main dish but are looking for something more flavorful, then duck is your best bet. This roast duck with blood orange would look beautiful on any Thanksgiving tablescape. (via A Drunken Duck)

10. 1-Hour Vegan Pot Pies: These individual pot pies are so adorable and full of rich flavor, no one will even notice they’re vegan. Plus, who doesn’t love getting their own little dish of food? Presh! (via Minimalist Baker)

11. Slow Cooker Pineapple Honey Mustard Ham: Ham isn’t only for Christmas, people. This juicy pineapple-glazed ham is perfect for any holiday meal. Bonus: It’s made in the slow cooker, which frees up tons of vital oven space. (via Serena Bakes Simply from Scratch)

Leave a comment below if you’re planning on ditching the turkey this year. We would love to know what is going to be at the center of your table!

From seasonal cookies and coffee to holiday movies and even beauty looks, this time of year brings a surplus of just about everything we love. And that includes holiday parties, where the dress code calls for a cheerful blend ofluxe fabrics, sparkles, and standout pieces. The only problem? Many of these items play so well into the festive theme that they don’t have a place in our wardrobes outside of holiday celebrations.

This year, we’re buying less and making more use of the styles in our closet. A great way to start is by being more mindful of our purchases, and skipping items that will only be worn once or twice. Keep reading for a dozen holiday party pieces that you can continue to wear year-round.

JAUS Chloe Tulle Dress Burgundy ($79)

Choose a rich burgundy in a classic silhouette for a subtle nod toward the holiday.

Majorelle Maya Mini Dress ($218)

This Majorelle mini is a sweet twist on the classic LBD.

Lace & Beads Mini Dress ($153)

When leaning into Christmas colors, choose one hue instead of a style that incorporates both red and green. This emerald dress is a festive pick for any night out.

Trina Turk Powerful Top ($198)

For those who prefer separates rather than a dress, choose a statement top and pair it with a simple pair of leather pants.

Lele Sadoughi Cosmos Shooting Star Headband ($195)

Headbands are the perfect way to cap off any party look. Celestial details add a festive element beyond typical bejeweled styles.

Hair Of The Dog Silk Headband in Avocado ($79)

An effortlessly chic way to incorporate a pop of green into any outfit.

Rebecca Minkoff Small Love Crossbody with Square Crystals ($248)

The square studs give this bag an edginess that takes it beyond the holiday season.

Francesca's Ameena Pearl Embellished Top Handle Satchel ($24)

Pearls + structured handbags = a match made in heaven!

Chinese Laundry Yita Dress Sandal ($79)

A strappy sandal that's equally fit for a holiday party as it is for a beach vacation.

Steve Madden Britani Heel ($129)

In this case, all that glitters is most definitely gold. Pair these heels with tights to complete the look and stay warm.

Ettika Pearl Drop Earring ($79)

Pearls and double hoops give these stunning earrings the sparkle they need for any party.

Josie Statement Link Earring ($20)

These oversized earrings are minimalistic enough to be worn on a day-to-day basis.

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Foodies: the best time of the year is upon us! From stuffing to pumpkin pie, the end of the year stretch has got to be the yummiest. With an abundance of recipes and family crowding your kitchen, comes a fight for oven space. We suggest letting your slow cooker get in on the action for an easy way to clear some kitchen space. Luckily, you can make a ton of traditional holiday staples (even the side dishes!) in a crock pot without sacrificing quality and flavor. We've rounded up the best seasonal slow cooker recipes below, so you can try out this holiday hack.

Cranberry Sauce

This recipe's a serious upgrade from the canned version if we ever saw one. The orange marmalade will add a nice, zesty sweetness too. (via The Magical Slow Cooker)

Green Bean Casserole

Make this holiday staple a whole lot easier with a slow cooker. And no canned soup? It's a yes from us. (via A Spicy Perspective)

Whole Chicken

Not a fan of Turkey? Let this bird simmer in spiced juices for a tender, finger-lickin' meal. (via FoodieCrush)

Honey Glazed Carrots

Fresh carrots become super tender when cooked in the crockpot. Try out this recipe as a healthy side dish option. (via Salt and Lavender)

Apple Cider

It's not truly Thanksgiving without a glass of this classic libation, spiked or not. A trio of apples simmered in warm, sweet spices makes this one particularly delicious. (via Gimme Some Oven)

White Turkey Chili

A big bowl of chili is always a great way to warm up during the holidays. (via Amanda Wilens)

Cinnamon-Spiced Nuts

Forget a holiday candle, this recipe will fill your entire home with long-lasting sweetness. Plus, they're perfect to include in festive goodie bags. (via Homemade Interest)

Chocolate Fudge

It's time to take over this tradition from Grandma, no? Except you won't be laboring over the stove with this recipe. (via Creme De La Crumb)

Apple Sauce

Now this is why we go apple picking! Loved by everyone at every age, this is the kind of sauce to get hooked on. (via Skinny Taste)

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Here's one you can remake all year on repeat. Filled with garlicky goodness, these taters are easier than pie. (via Pinch of Yum)

Vegetable Beef Soup

Cradle a hearty bowl of this delicious soup to keep warm this season. (via The Endless Meal)


Mushrooms and brown rice make this easy recipe an especially healthy side dish. (via Well Plated by Erin)

Honey-Glazed Ham

That's right, we're going HAM this year. With a crock pot, you can skip basting and focus on all those yummy sides you have planned. (via Wholefully)

Veggie Broth

Whether your Thanksgiving recipes call for it or not, homemade veggie broth is good to have on hand to add extra love to your dishes. (via Chef Bai)

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potatoes normally take forever to soften... but not this time! In a crock pot, it'll only take you eight minutes. Add the rest of your fave toppings and this dish is ready to serve. (via Zen & Spice)

Turkey Breast

Just because this bird is the main event doesn't mean you have to slave over it all day long. This easy version adds honey and soy sauce for one tantalizing turkey. (via Jo Cooks)

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Pass the potatoes, please! Elevate your basic mashed potato recipe with ease with this recipe. (via Half Baked Harvest)

Cranberry Apple Cider

This supper comes together using only a handful of easy ingredients. Prep this cider before all of your holiday gatherings! (via Culinary Hill)

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

This soup is magic. Chop up some veg, toss in the crockpot and after just four hours, it's ready to devour. Bonus points for a vegan recipe! via Live Eat Learn)


Chili is an awesome comfort meal for the holiday time. Add some spice and get those sinuses open! (via Barley & Sage)

Carnitas de Puerco

Prep these yummy carnitas to put on tacos and tamales this season! (via Cilantro Parsley)

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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.


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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Thanksgiving dinner is a meal we look forward to all year long. The savory stuffing, the roasted turkey, the cranberry sauce — does it get any better than that? Well if you ask us, the best part are the leftovers! And we're talking about more scrumptious meals than the usual turkey sandwich. We've scoured the internet for different ways to put that surplus of food — trimmings included — to use. These 15 recipes will have you licking your chops.

Gluten-Free Frittata Recipe

Bring your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers together with some cheese, peppers, and onions for a delicious frittata. You can eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! (via Brit + Co)

Thanksgiving Leftover Pop Tarts

These savory pop tarts are filled with cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and bits of tender turkey, then drizzled with gravy for a snack or meal that will knock your socks off. (via The Butter Half)

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

Put the sandwiches on hold, because this turkey pot pie is the *only* way to use those turkey leftovers to their greatest potential. (via Foodess)

Leftover Turkey Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette

Take your comfort food and turn it into something nutritious by topping salad with leftover turkey and a vinaigrette made with leftover cranberries. (via A Sweet Pea Chef)

Thanksgiving Leftovers Everything Bagel Sandwich

This recipe stuffs your everything bagel with a poached egg, cranberry sauce, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and turkey. (via Spices in My DNA)

Aunt Bee's Leftover Turkey Casserole

It's cozy casserole season, so this recipe is the perfect way to use up that leftover turkey by adding it to a pasta bake that is rich, creamy, and jam-packed with flavor. (via The Seasoned Mom)

Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

Nothing soothes the soul better than a steamy bowl of soup like this, filled to the brim with tender shredded turkey, nourishing veggies, and a generous dollop of Greek yogurt for extra smoothness. (via Lively Table)

Deep-Fried Loaded Mashed Potato Bites

If you don't know what to do with that heap of extra mashed potatoes, we've got you covered with these crispy potato, bacon, and cheese-filled bites of glory. (via The Cookie Rookie)

Thanksgiving on a Roll

If you want ALL the carbs, this recipe sandwiches turkey and all the fixin's between a fresh roll and it. Is. Magical. (via What Should I Make For…)

Turkey Fajita Rice Bowls

Kick things up a notch and put a healthy spin on your leftover turkey with these veggie-filled fajita rice bowls. (via Whitney Bond)

Thanksgiving Leftovers Pierogi

This recipe smashes the traditional pierogi together with leftover Thanksgiving goodies for a fun and seasonal spin on a classic. (via Yes to Yolks)

Vegetarian Meatloaf and Cranberry Thanksgiving Leftover Sandwich

Vegetarians can enjoy Thanksgiving to the max too, and if anything proves it, it's this stacked meatless 'wich that swaps the usual turkey for plant-based meatloaf. (via Jessica in the Kitchen)

Leftover Turkey Dinner Hash

These turkey-filled hash patties will make brunch fanatics swoon with their festive flavor and golden crisp exterior. (via Pickled Plum)

Turkey Teriyaki Stir-Fry

This feast doesn't just give you a healthful meal after gorging on holiday eats, but it also serves as a weeknight wonder, clocking in at just 15 minutes from start to finish! (via Bless Her Heart Y'all)

Turkey Tetrazzini With Mushrooms

Putting that leftover turkey to use never looked so good with this creamy mushroom and pasta-filled tetrazzini. (via Chef de Home)

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Changing your hair color is one easy way to feel totally different about the way you look. It's definitely more of a commitment than switching up your manicure, but we're in love with these winter hair colors. A bold shade can make you feel more daring, or swapping out a neon with a natural color can make you feel more toned-down and moody for cold weather.

We already walked you through this year's fall hair trends, and this winter is all about different takes on natural hair colors, with a few fun shades thrown in as well. Full of dimension and glossy shine, these winter hair colors are chic, natural, and eye-catching. Keep reading for our favorite picks for the winter and we'll see you at the salon.

Chocolate Brown


DENISE | SEATTLE BALAYAGE | BRUNETTES on Instagram: "🍫🍫🍫🍫 * Starting point- zone 1 & 2 all natural level 4 with previously colored ends in zone 3 * Goal- soft dimensional brunette * Placement- partial head of teasy-lights During her lifting process her natural hair in zone 1 & 2 we lifted her to a level 7-8. Her ends she was only able to lift to a 7 without jeopardizing the integrity of her hair. Formula- •flash lift power 9 with 10vol (I wanted her to lift slow and steady so I could control the warmth left in her hair.) •treated with CAT to strengthen and prep the hair for the glossing service •first glossing just on ends that were previously colored shades eq gloss 08N, 07P, 08VB •root melt shades eq gloss 03NW, 03N •global glossing 06NCH & 06NA •finished with acidic bonding concentrate Styling products used to create this look- •one united •all soft moisture repair leave-in •quick blowout •frizz dismiss rebel tame •oil for all •texture spray •brushable hairspray All products by @redken and can be purchased on my online store by clicking the link in my bio and clicking shop Redken. Styling tools by @oliviagarden_int Curling iron by @bioionic Board by @cooboard ______________________________________ #redken #redkenbrandambassador #redkenartist #oliviagarden #oliviagardenbrandambassador #redkennaturalchocolates #redkenpower9 #hairlovesshadeseq #seattlebalayage #seattlestylist #seattlecolorist #oneshot2023_brunettes #oneshot2023_balayage #bigshot2023_stylingshot #oneshot2023_placement #seattlebrunette #expensivebrunette #dimensionalbrunette #chocolatebrownhair #behindthechair #seattle #maplevalley #healthyhair #fallhair #fallhaircolor #ittakesapro #warmbrownhair #richbrownhair @behindthechair_com @beautylaunchpad @mastersofbalayage @american_salon @modernsalon @maneaddicts @cooboard @oneshothairawards"

Add some different shades of brown throughout your hair (like this look, which adds highlights near the scalp) for an emphasis on your hair's length and add some movement to the hair.


Hair Extensions • Balayage • Makeup on Instagram: "Warm brown balayage is perfect for brunettes looking to make a change! Chocolate brown and chestnut tones are among the trendiest fall hair colors to play around with🤎💛🍁🍂 . . . . . . #balayage hairgoal #balayage #longhair #brunnete #caramel #natural #soft #beautiful #babylights #summerhair #summerlook #beachywaves #hairstylist #paintinghair #stunning #girls #women #haircolor #haircut #hairart #color #hairgoals #woodlandhills #losangeles #dimension #fallhair"

If you're missing your summer highlights but don't want to go for an all-out sunny look, focus on adding warmth to your hair instead of just going lighter. Not only will it add a little bit of extra color but it will also add dimension!


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If you have cooler undertones or just aren't into a lot of warmth, go for a shade of brown that has just a touch of silver or blue to stay on trend.


You don't have to add highlights or a balayage if you don't want to — dye your whole head a deep chocolate that will have you giving Blair Waldorf vibes at your next holiday party.

Opalescent Blonde


We're obsessed with this shade of blonde that's a little bit white, a little bit pastel, and extra glossy. Add a little bit of lavender to your roots or hidden within your hair for a glimpse of color every time you move.


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Once you have that bright blonde color, feel free to add in as many pastel shades as you'd like for the ultimate 2023 take on unicorn hair.


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You can add a little bit of pink for a toned-down pastel look. It'll give you a barely-there color while still adding some warmth.


Nicole Derba on Instagram: "Light opalescent pinks and purples for this icy blonde ✨"

Give the balayage a pastel upgrade by moving from purple to pink around your head. Mix it into different layers for a three-dimensional look.

Mulled Wine


Zoe ⭐️𝐂𝐇𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐆𝐎 𝐇𝐀𝐈𝐑𝐒𝐓𝐘𝐋𝐈𝐒𝐓⭐️ on Instagram: "I could use a glass (or 2🤪) of some spiced red wine after refreshing this rich red😋🍷🎄 . . . @behindthechair_oneshot @oneshothairawards @behindthechair_com #oneshot2023_reds #thesalonatulta #thesalonatultabeauty #ulta #ultabeauty #ultasalon #modernsalon #haircut #fashioncolor #fashioncolorhair #matrix #matrixsocolorcult #socolorcult #haircolor #redken #btc #hairstyles #hairoftheday #redhair #redhaircolor #redhairstyle #chicago #rubyred #chicagohairstylist #chicagohair #hairoftheday #ittakesapro #zostarstylez #winter #winterfashion #winterhaircolor"

Consider this winter hair color to be in between chocolate brown and deep magenta. It warm, it's statement-making, and we're obsessed.


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Add more color to your tips (or your roots for a Billie Eilish-inspired look) for a bolder hair color that still feels very winter appropriate.


Balayage isn't just for caramel colors. A muted wine red overtop of black is chic and we are all over it.


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Keep the dye to the ends of your hair for just a touch of color without committing to dying your whole head. Dying the end of each layer means that you'll still have color all over.

Icy Blue


Huntsville Vivids & Extensions on Instagram: "🧊Ice, Ice Baby 🧊 I don’t ever do pastels or silver hair but every now and then I give in, oof I love it 🥰"

We are in love with this icy blue winter hair color (hello Elsa!), and this deep-to-light dye job has multiple shades mixed in to create a complex color that will look great with all your holiday dresses.


Split your dye right down the middle to bring a new meaning to two-toned. We'd recommend sticking to blonde on the other side to keep the look icy.


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Picking a shade of blue that has plenty of silver mixed into it will make your hair look extra icy.


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Periwinkle is still within the ice blue wheelhouse but adds some purple in to set you apart from the crowd ;).

Ginger Brown


With some brown mixed into it, this take on red hair has tons of dimension and warmth that is perfect for winter.


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As opposed to copper hair, ginger brown has touches of cinnamon and muted orange for a shade that is eye-catching but not overwhelming.


Add golden or caramel tones to your balayage for a brighter take on this winter hair color.


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Ginger brown hair is also perfect for anyone who wants to try red but is hesitant to go for something like bright ruby red. Add a little bit of chocolate brown for a deeper color *and* a two-in-one trending hair color.

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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)

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)

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