What's on Our List: The Rose & Rex Team Toy Picks
In the countdown to our Annual Black Friday sale we’re sharing gift inspiration from the Rose & Rex team. Read on to find out what toys our team of educators, creators, coders, mamas, and play enthusiasts are loving and start building your cart.
Allie Klein, Founder & CEO
The Unicorn Van, $16
While it's almost impossible to choose just one favorite toy, our Unicorn Van is my favorite of the season! I loved working with Candylab to design this little van (a perfect stocking stuffer!) that is all about spreading love, unity and joy! This year, more than any, the message of sending hope and happiness really resonates. We are donating $1 from every van sold to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, an incredible organization that works to change the lives of children with cancer.
Amanda Klein, Creative Director
Goober Car Crayons, $29
My toddler son is obsessed with construction vehicles so these adorable boxes of beeswax crayons are going to be the perfect stocking stuffer for him. I love that the crayons double as working blocks that can be stacked like legos. As for his crayon drawings, are they just scribbles and blobs or magical landscapes for his vehicles?
Arielle Welt, VP Sales & Marketing
Maileg House of Miniature Dollhouse, $298
It’s so hard to pick with all the fun new arrivals we have in stock right now, but one of my all-time favorites is the Maileg House of Miniature. It’s so beautifully crafted, and has plenty of room for lots of mice, as well as other pretend friends. I can’t wait to gift this to my daughter for Hanukkah, as she’s just really starting to play pretend house. I can imagine all the endless hours of fun she (and we!) will have!
Lauren Vien, Education Director
Rattan Doll Crib in White, $95
My daughter (2) and son (4) adore Poppie Toys rattan doll furniture. These stunning pieces are so lightweight, my children can easily rearrange them or carry them from one room to another. The perfect fit for a beloved doll or stuffed animal (or perhaps both!), this Rattan Doll Crib will inspire both imaginative and independent play. It will also look beautiful wherever it ends up in your home!
Leah McLoughlin, Customer Experience. Speedster Plane, $175
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in 2020, it’s how vital those open-ended activities are in turbulent times! I love a good excuse for an outdoor adventure, and can’t think of a better catalyst than the Ride-on Speedster Plane. Map out a flight plan for your mini pilot and take a trip…nothing says “social distancing” quite like flying private!
Jason Zigelbaum, Chief Technology Officer
Wooden Laptop, $85
What better way to prepare your child for a white-board coding interview in the Valley? This wooden laptop makes your little one feel like he or she is part of the team while you sit beside them writing some high-quality code… or binge Netflix, no judgements.
Kristen Ronan, Director of Communications
Poppet Dinkum Doll, $68
As the mother of four girls, I am always on the lookout for new baby dolls as they provide hours of imaginative play for my daughters. The Dinkum Doll series from Olli Ella is a fan favorite as they are so realistic and have the sweetest accessories too. I’m excited to gift Poppet to my 2.5 year old for Christmas as she is especially into playing family and will absolutely love her new mini-me present this year.
Mary Grace Bernstein, Photographer
Wooden Story Rainbow blocks, $50
I love these blocks because there is no age limit to them. My girls have both played with the same set since they were babies and still continue to do so. They find new ways as they get older and now work together to build amazing structures. I love that it encourages creative play and also is earth friendly.
Corinna Bernstein, NYC Community Manager
Maileg Large Panda, $68
Call me a softy but one of my very favorite items is our jumbo panda by Maileg. It is super cuddly and cozy, and gives the best hugs out there! I’ve watched hours go by as my nieces sit amongst their “stuffys”, talking, whispering and giggling in their own little animal universe. Stuffed animals are so important to play, because they allow children to practice empathy and learn how to nurture. I promise you, it is almost impossible to pass by this panda without wanting to give it a big squeeze!
Sophie Mulgrew, Photographer
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