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10 Unique Gift Ideas for Kids Spotted at Union Square Market

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you “Be of good cheer” 
It’s the most wonderful time of the year

One of our favorite family outings during the holiday season is going to the Union Square Market.  The Market has delicious food, an arts and crafts activity for kids and presents for just about everybody on your list.  We’ve rounded up 10 unique last minute gift ideas for kids from the Market:

Model Airplanes:
1) Real Life Inspired Planes: Ornament planes that hang from the ceiling by a Colombian artist from Bogota. IMG_3933

Handmade Ornaments: 
2) Craft Spring:  Handmade felt ornaments that support women artisans in Central Asia.  Each ornament is made in Kyrgyzstan – at the heart of the Silk Road.
3) Teddies: hand carved wood ornaments

Puppets and Dolls:
4) Silly Puppets:  Puppets of various designs and sizes such as finger puppets, hand puppets, full body puppets and professional performance puppets.

5) Hazel Village:  Stuffed animals in tiny outfits made of organic materials designed by  Jane Van Clee.  

Games and Puzzles:
6) Kubiya Games:  Handmade wooden brainteaser puzzles and games from different time periods and cultures across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Games vary in difficulty for kids and start from ages 12 months and up.
7) Boneyard Pets:  Colorful 3D puzzle dinosaurs, made in Brooklyn.

8) Punkster:  Cute cheeky slogans on 100% Organic cotton onesies.  The shirts have been featured in Parents Magazine, US Weekly, Pregnancy & Newborn, InStyle, People Magazine and others. Sizes 3-6m to 18-24m.

9) Edie Art:  Paintings, prints and greeting cards made by Dutch-born, NYC-based artist, Edie Pijpers.  The art is whimsical and dreamlike in character, with children and childhood taking up a central theme.

10) No Chewing Allowed!: French truffles and hot chocolate that are made in France from a traditional recipe passed on from generation to generation.


The Union Square Holiday Market is open until Christmas Eve, December 24th (Monday through Saturday from 10am-9pm and Sunday from 10am-8pm *Extended hours weather permitting).


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