14 Birthday Presents Fit for Prince George
We can’t believe it’s been two years since Prince George was born. Those cheeks. That smile. How did we ever live without him? Last year we celebrated his first birthday with an ode to his very fashionable first 365 days. But this year we want to give his parents (and you!) a taste of what every two-year-old prince should receive after they blow out the candles on their cake. From fire trucks to bowling sets, these presents would make any kid feel like royalty.
1. Rock in Style ($129): Piggy back style, that is. This cushy seat is safe, comfortable and downright cute.
2. Speed Demon ($119): A vintage-style race car is just what the doctor ordered for a two-year-old looking for a little adventure (but not *too* much).
3. Indoor Escape ($249): You know we love a good piece of playroom furniture. So if George ever gets an itch to go camping before he’s old enough, this teepee should make him happy — at least for a night or two.
5. Elevated Toy ($119): It may not look like it, but this toy is actually big enough to sit on (if you’re two, that is). Your little Bob the Builder fan will love riding this around town for fun.
6. Ride or Roll ($126): Variety is the spice of life, which is why any two-year-old would love this versatile toy that can be used as a rocker or a roller to get around.
7. I Scream, You Scream ($179): If your kiddo thinks there’s nothing better than hearing the sound of the ice cream truck, give him his very own to play in every day. Yep, that’ll do.
8. A Fun Ride ($129): Do you see that fire hose and bell? This fire truck has all the bells and whistles to help George (or your baby boy) pretend they’re real-life firefighters.
10. Put on a Show ($179): Every child needs a creative outlet, and this play stand offers tons of options. It transforms from a theater to a lemonade stand and even a post office with just the switch of a sign.
11. Green With Envy ($155): Okay, this gift may be a little bit more for the parents than for the toddler, but can you blame us? It’s so cute!
13. Full Steam Ahead ($100): A handmade wooden train is the kind of toy a child will keep well into adulthood. We love the details on this beautiful creation.
14. Colorful Creations ($199): Let your pipsqueak express themselves by building their own colorful pyramid (or pile of blocks, or whatever!) with this rainbow-hued set.
Now that you’ve seen our ideas, we want to know: What is the best gift you’ve ever given a two-year-old?
(Feature image via Chris Jackson/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)