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The Greatest Gifts for the Most Joyful of June Birthdays

School’s out, and the days are getting longer, so let’s party!

Sarah Burns · 4 months ago

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Early summer is Gemini season, and any Gemini knows playtime is better with a pal! Call up your Cancer friends (it’s almost their birthday, too!) and check out all the hot summer birthday loot that’s too cool for school.

Toniebox Audio Player Starter Set

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It’s June, which means that birthday parties and playdates are starting to move outdoors, and summer trips are starting up! Your June birthday kid will need their favorite stories and songs to go everywhere they go. Luckily, the Toniebox audio player can go pretty much anywhere! Just make sure to pack a few of your kid’s favorite Tonie figures, too.

Educational Insights GeoSafari Jr. Walkie-Talkie

There are few things in childhood that cement friendships quite like handing your bestie the other walkie-talkie. Adventurers can call each other speakerphone-style up to 300 feet away with the press of a button. When the message is received, hit the sound effect button to say,   “Roger that!”

Kid Made Modern On-the-Go Vacation Journal Kit

This kit is the perfect way to keep busy on a summer trip and get a head start on those back-to-school “What I Did On My Summer Vacation” essays. It’s full of activities, coloring pages and complete with a set of colored pencils that tuck away neatly inside for easy travel. There’s even a space for any souvenirs you pick up!

Pogo Bal

A Saturn-esque spheroid for sprightly, springy fun! ‘80s babies will appreciate the classic red disk and blue ball design; newer babies will appreciate how fun this thing is once you get the hang of it! Brand new/actual babies shouldn’t use this, though – it’s for ages six and up.

Twee Chalk Cheesy Pizza Chalk Set

A Saturn-esque spheroid for sprightly, springy fun! ‘80s babies will appreciate the classic red disk and blue ball design; newer babies will appreciate how fun this thing is once you get the hang of it! Brand new/actual babies shouldn’t use this, though – it’s for ages six and up.

Little Tikes Fish 'n Splash Water Table

Cancel your plans and tell ‘em you’ve gone fishin’! This set comes with a fishing pole (of course!), a bucket for water-pouring fun, and critters you can launch off lily pads! If you’re looking for a new way to play with water that doesn’t leave you all wet, catch a fish from this water table, and he’ll grant you your summer-fun wishes!

Clixo Rainbow Set

With Clixo, road trip boredom is a thing of the past! Seven strange shapes are paired with strategically placed magnets for a building experience that’s lightweight, portable, and as easy as clicking a few magnets together!

Bruder Toys MACK Granite Halfpipe Dump Truck

Ready to do some heavy-duty haulin’ down at the old sandbox? This super-detailed Mack track looks just like the real thing but at 1/16 the size. Pop up the hood and check out that engine! That’s 605 horsepower right there – well, the full-size one is, but this one runs mostly on kid power. Fill ’er up and tip the open-box truck bed to dump it out, then start all over again! 

Julián Is A Mermaid

For many, summer starts when school ends, and the Mermaid Parade begins! Young Juliaࠥn sees women dressed as beautiful, bright, sparkling mermaids on the subway and wishes he could dress up like a mermaid too – but what would Abuela think? Julián Is A Mermaid is a lovely, richly illustrated tale of self-love, individuality, and acceptance — this is a beautiful, empowering book to add to your summer reading list.

Polaroid i-Type Cameras

Document your summer fun! This camera might seem like a retro novelty, and that’s partly right; its classic analog instant film means this blast from the past will be spitting out real-life pictures you can hold in your hand! The camera is now updated with autofocus, because let’s face it, with our phones and apps doing the work for us, we’re all pretty terrible photographers now.

Kid Made Modern Frosty Treats Jewelry Kit

June means it’s starting to heat up, so it’s time to do some cool crafts! Match your accessories to your favorite frozen, frosty treats with this decadent dessert-themed jewelry kit. The kit contains so many beads, paints, strings, and pendants; you’ll have enough to make something for yourself and every cool kid on the block. Bonus: it’s adorably packaged in an ice cream pint!

Homesick Summer Camp Candle

Ah, summer camp! The trees, the fresh air – the miserable hay fever. This candle will definitely bring back all the memories of being away from it all, minus the itchy, watering eyes and getting a wedgie from jumping off the tire swing into the lake.