Update December 2012

All the gear infants, tots, children and parents need.

Jesse Berberich

Heartwarming Reads

Squish Rabbit and its sequel Brave Squish Rabbit (both published by Viking Juvenile) enthrall youngsters. The first title introduces readers to the title character, a rabbit experiencing loneliness and fear. Mitigating his despair, Squish befriends a squirrel named Twitch. In the latter book, friendship trumps terror when Squish faces his fears in order to find his lost pal. Order copies at www.penguin.com.

Indulge for the Holidays

A great hostess gift during the holidays, Edible Arrangements has introduced special offerings to make the most wonderful time of the year even more incredible— and tasty. You’ll love the Joyous Bouquet, Chocolate Indulgence Apples and Merry Gingerbread Men Festival. For these and other decadent treats, log onto www.ediblearrangements.com.

Picture Perfect

For the paparazzo in your life comes the Vivitar ViviCam X426. The budget-friendly and stylish digital camera boasts all-weather capabilities and ups the photographic experience. With eight-times digital zoom and a swivel preview screen, this gift is sure to be a home run. Check out the full line at www.vivitar.com.

Savvy Shopper

If you like online shopping, you’ll love www.hukkster.com. The virtual tool helps you save time, stay organized and shop smarter. Download the “hukk it” tool to your browser’s toolbar and use it to track desired purchases. Can’t afford merchandise at full price? Hukkster contacts you when items on your list go on sale. Sign up for the savings.

Sleep Anywhere, Anytime

Let kids sleep despite a different locale with the new SnoozeShade for Playards. Thanks to its breathable shade, the product makes sharing a room with a baby easier. The brand aims to give babes the best sleep they can get, no matter how bright or noisy their environment may be. Visit www.snoozeshadeusa.com for details.

For Growing Tykes

When shopping for your little ones this holiday season, why not pick up something to keep them entertained now while preparing them for the years to come? Evenflo offers great gifts that are not only fun, but practical, helping your child reach developmental milestones. Whether it is a classic door jumper or one of the new ExerSaucer Jump & Learn activity centers, kids get all the delight, education and physical activity they need from www.evenflo.com.

Eco-Friendly Family

EcoMom.com, an online marketplace of natural and organic goods, relaunches with faster browsing for a more efficient shopping experience. Easily find healthy and safe products for your entire family when you visit the site.

Write in Style

Adorned with flowers, rhinestones and other decorations, the Blooming Lenardons collection contains three different writing accessories: the blooming pen, pencil and marker. Products are made to order, making each one as special and unique as the recipient. Get the full scoop at www.8beaks.com.

Too Cool

Made for kids and kids at heart, Glitter Toos kits for temporary body art add glamour to any night. The do-it-yourself sets are available in a variety of themes and include the necessary tools to create temporary tattoos. See the full line at www.glittertoos.com.

Technology Made Easy

For not-so-tech-savvy people comes Telikin. The touch-screen computer can be used straight out of the box, has many fun and practical features and boasts a 19-inch screen for an incredible viewing experience. For more information or to pick one up, go to www.telikin.com.

Jesse Berberich is an editorial intern.

This column appeared in the December 2012 issue.