1. Anthropologie Penelope Play Tent ($198)

When hung from a ceiling, this festive, hand-sewn tent "makes an adorable addition to a child's bedroom or playroom." While other toys come and go, "the memories made in this secret hiding spot will last forever." Buy it at Anthropologie.

2. LittleBits Avengers Hero Inventor Kit ($150)

Kids who dream of suiting up in Iron Man's high-tech armor can start by building a gauntlet. This "remarkably robust" wearable toy makes it easy for kids to assemble motion sensors, power switches, sound-effect devices, and other electronic components to create the effects they want. Just don't mention that the process is educational. Buy it at Amazon.

3. Fingerlings Hugs ($30)

Last year's "insanely popular" finger-size toy pets are now available as larger plush animals that'll wrap around an arm. Choose a unicorn, a monkey, or a sloth: Each one reacts in funny ways when you talk to it, hug it, tickle it, or rock it to sleep. Buy it at Amazon.

4. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 ($70)

"You're never too old for toys, but if a certain youth is feeling like she might be, an instant film camera is a fun way to sway her opinion." The cute photo-printing clicker comes in five different colors and has a small mirror on the front for taking retro selfies. Buy it at Amazon.

5. Sony PlayStation Classic ($100)

If Nintendo can cash in on retro gaming nostalgia, Sony can, too. This miniaturized reproduction of the original Sony PlayStation comes with two controllers and 20 preloaded games, including Final Fantasy VII and Grand Theft Auto. It's "as simple and as fun as you'd expect." Buy it at Best Buy.

6. Moto Rocker ($1,485)

The rocking horse gets a highway-age update in this gorgeous mini-motorcycle from German designer Felix Monza. Each model has a steel frame, a genuine leather seat, and a polished fuel tank "that looks like it belongs on a real bike." Buy it at Felix Monza.

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