The Evolution Store in Soho is one of our favorites and it has a great website.  These are gifts for science geeks.  The posters are unbelievable, especially the honey bee and red starfish. $98.00.  We also love the Tinysaurs, $9.00 each.

We love these wall chalkboards. Choose a puppy, cat, cow, penguin, butterfly, turtle, frog, or heart.  Each is 15” x 11” and $28.00. All you need is ordinary chalk. Wipe with a damp cloth to clean.

Everyone in the family will enjoy playing this memory game.  It features a selection of Patrick Hruby’s wonderful illustrations.  There are a total of 36 pairs to match.  Use all 36 to make it challenging, fewer for younger children.  $15.95.

Be prepared for bad weather or long airport waits with this fabulous book of 1,000 photographic stickers!  It is a compact book and the stickers are replaceable. $8.95.

Start a child on a collection of these pretty Puffin Classics for children.  The set includes The Secret GardenPeter Pan, The Adventure of Robin HoodWind in the WillowsAnne of Green Gables and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. $165.00.

You’ll be playing with this after your kids go to bed! This is the smallest of the Air Hogs remote controlled helicopters.  It lifts off from the palm of your hand.  $37.95.

This might be the hit of the season if you can conquer the assembly!  Air Swimmers look great.  Check out this You Tube video of two fish in action.

The reviews are mixed, however, because assembly is supposed to be challenging.  In order to get these fish off the ground helium is required.  Toys R Us sells a helium tank for $19.99. The fish are remote controlled.

Fish are $27.99 each.

What household could be without Harry Potter: The Complete Collection Years 1 – 7? $69.95.

We love these chalkboard placemats!  They will keep kids busy until dinner’s on the table.  They’re also useful for leaving messages for your child.  $36.00 for 4.

This coloring castle is fantastic! When they finish coloring the outside, they can play in the inside!  Discovery Kids Color Me Play Castle is five feet high and three feet wide. $35.24.

And there is also a coloring house.  5’ tall x 3’ wide.  $50.95.

This Bamboo Pallina game by Hape.  It’s like pick-up sticks only different. The basket is about 11” tall.  Ages 3 – 8.   $37.95.

Where was this Giant Gummy Bear when I was a kid!  I would have killed for a present like this.  This is a 5 lb. gummy bear that comes in blue raspberry, cherry or green apple.  It is 10” high and tastes delicious.  $29.95.