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  1. Photograph: Laura Gallant
    Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Tangram Soft Blocks

    Kids can stack, jingle, squeak and crinkle these muslin blocks. $46, at

  2. Photograph: Laura Gallant
    Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Brio Pull Along Bumblebee

    Kids can watch the wings whirr on this too cute toy as they toddle along. $25, at

  3. Photograph: Laura Gallant
    Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Sippy Cup

    For hipster babes who wouldn't dare sip juice from anything but an iconic diner-style cup. $8, at

  4. Photograph: Courtesy
    Photograph: Courtesy

    MoMA Color Puzzles

    Breed a modern-art lover with this eye-popping puzzle book. $11, at

  5. Big Fat Bunny

    This plush critter is seriously snuggly—and machine washable! $9.95, at

  6. Photograph: Lauren Spinelli
    Photograph: Lauren Spinelli

    Funny Face!

    Kids can draw, color and fold their way to the funniest faces in town. $19, at

  7. Photograph: Laura Gallant
    Photograph: Laura Gallant

    Green Toys Shape Sorter

    Little ones learn shape recognition with this toy made from recycled milk jugs. $20, at

The best gifts for babies ages 0–2

Your little ones will love what we have in store for them with our favorite toy picks this season


Your little ones are as excited for the holidays as you are! For the seriously little munchkins, however, it's most important to pick toys that are both safe and beautifully made. If you haven't found what you need in Chicago's amazing toy stores, get inspired by the best gifts for babies in our guide below.

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