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Chew on this! From organic baby product company, Under The Nile, comes a crate of full of veggies your little one will love to gum. The organic cotton veggies baby teething toys set features a smooth wooden box with four soft cotton vegetables—a carrot, mushroom, green bean, and tomato—tucked in and ready for baby’s play. Stuffed with 100% organic Egyptian cotton, these veggies are safe for little mouths to chew on, and encourage children to develop a positive attitude towards food stuff found in the produce aisle. Teaching kids to reach for veggies even before they’re old enough to spear their first asparagus? Genius. Now if only there was something similar for all those grownup veggie-shy bachelors …

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Planet Dog Orbee-Tuff MintBow WOW! Impress your pooch this Christmas with the gift of an Orbee-Tuff Mint dog toy. This toy is buoyant, bouncy, and durable—great for dogs who like to gnaw! The pleasant minty scent, non-toxic construction, and dishwasher safe materials make the peppermint dog toy a win for doggie mommas and daddies as well. Best of all, this product is made in the USA by a socially responsible, values-based designer who creates long lasting toys “made for dogs, by dog lovers.”  For the lucky recipient of this adorable dog toy, the howlidays will be happy indeed.

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Cafe Barista SetGrowing-up I had an extensive collection of play food. One of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon was to gather all of my faux edibles around me and write a menu of everything that I could possibly serve from various combinations of plastic bread, alphabet soup, and muffins.

My collection pales in comparison though to the incredible food toys that are available now. For instance this lifelike Cafe Barista Set features sound effects that will allow your little one to hear beans grind, milk froth, and water boil. They’ll have hours of fun serving mommy and daddy various lattes and muffins. Who knows, perhaps they’ll even let  you put your feet up and enjoy a few stolen moments on your laptop all in the spirit of coffee shop play?

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Tea Cup Organic Catnip ToysTea is traditionally used as a medium for calming in humans, but in this instance a clever and crafty cat loving designer has created a cozy tea toy for the feline friend in your life. But don’t count on this cup to soothe your crazed kitten into tranquility. This dainty dish is stuffed full of 100% organic catnip which is guaranteed to send your kitty “to the moon.”

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Sushi Pups ToysThe only thing better than a heaping platter of freshly made sushi being set in front of me is the thought that my kitties could play with these plush sushi toys. Technically they’re marketed for the puppy in your life, but my two little guys go gaga over all things fishy so why couldn’t they chase and fetch tuna, salmon, and uni maki all over the living room too? Just like when you get take-out you can order these toys individually or in combos.

[Product Submitted via Allen].

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Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Say Please Tea Set  I recently purchased the Say Please Tea Set for a sweet little girl in my life who just happened to have celebrated her first birthday last month. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to coordinate my schedule with her mommy to give it to her just yet but I can’t wait to see Emily play with it. On the downside though I think I’m driving our cats crazy. Each time I walk by the box I press the button so that the teapot bursts into song. I can’t help myself. It’s just so pastel and pretty!

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