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Seven Favorite Things: Super Cool Local Gifts for Bay Area Kids

They sure don't make 'em like they used to. Local boutiques are bursting with toys that are cooler and hipper than ever. We found seven perfect gifts for the petite sous chef, future engineer, and more. Plus, with display-worthy modern design and eco-friendly features, we're betting you'll want to play, too.

1. Plan Toys Musical Band, $64.95 

2. Playful Chef Cooking Sets

3. Amazing DIY Eco Robot, $31.95 

4. Color Magic Sticker Play Book, $24.95

5. HaPe Toys Bamboo Sunshine Doll House, $230

6. Wishbone Design Flip 2-in-1 Ride On, $149

7. Glammic Custom ShirtCapes, $45

Lily Ko (lily7x7 @gmail.com) studied fashion design and merchandising at Central Saint Martins and the Academy of Art University. In addition to writing for 7x7, Lily works as a freelance stylist, writer, and designer.