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Holiday gift guide 2012: Best gifts for babies

Our holiday gift guide options for the youngest New Yorkers include wooden block sets, quirky pull toys and plush animal friends.

From baby knee pads and quirky bibs to wooden alphabet blocks and super stylish ride-on toys, our holiday gift guide is full of items to help make your baby's first holiday season special. We've included picks from some of our favorite stores including Stoopher & Boots, Playing Mantis and J&R Jr., as well as toys from up-and-coming websites and special pop-up shops


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    Janod Galaxy Spinning Top, $31; at alexandalexa.com

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    Deuz Mini Maracas wooden rattles, $39; at sproutsanfrancisco.com

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    Fat Brain Toys Tobbles, $26; at Mary Arnold Toys, 1010 Lexington Ave at 72nd St (212-744-8510)

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    Boon Splat floating ring toss tub toy, $10; at spoonsisters.com

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    Playskool Elefun Busy Ball Popper, $33; at hasbro.com

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    Lilliputiens Walter Cube Chariot dinosaur pull toy, $64; at alexandalexa.com

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    Laugh & Learn Apptivity Monkey, $30; at fisherprice.com

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    Twinko bib-and–burp-cloth set, $22 each; at Annie’s Blue Ribbon General Store, 365 State St at Bond St, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn (718-522-9848, blueribbongeneralstore.net)

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    Bit Bike ride-on scooter, $154; at Stoopher & Boots, 385 Amsterdam Ave between 78th and 79th Sts (212-877-2128, stoopherandboots.com)

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    Skip Hop Alphabet Zoo ABC House Blocks, $25; at skiphop.com

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    What a Croc pull toy, $89; at the Land of Nod Toy Shop pop-up (opening November 2, 2012), 136 Prince St between West Broadway and Wooster St (917-880-0809, landofnod.com)

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    Alex Bop & Roll, $31; at J&R Jr., 1 Ann St at Broadway, second floor (212-238-9060, jr.com/jr)

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    Crawlings knee pads for babies, $20 each; at spoonsisters.com

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    Jellycat Truffle Sheep extra-large plush play mat, $180; at Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave at 59th St (212-705-2000, bloomingdales.com)

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    The Puzzle-Man Toys hamburger stacking puzzle, $45; at Playing Mantis, 32 North Moore St between Hudson and Varick Sts (646-484-6845, friendlymantis.com)

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    Poppin’ Play Piano, $25; at leapfrog.com

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    Cate & Levi recycled sweater puppets, $30 each; at Playing Mantis, 32 North Moore St between Hudson and Varick Sts (646-484-6845, friendlymantis.com)

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Janod Galaxy Spinning Top, $31; at alexandalexa.com


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