‘Tis the season to be goop-y! Gwyneth Paltrow & co. have converted their hit pop-up in Highland Park Village into an IRL version of Goop’s famed gift guides, just in time for the holiday season. Now through Dec. 24, you can swing by the boutique to experience the goopiness for yourself. We got a look at goop GIFT before its official opening this week and we’re already making our wish lists (and checking them twice).
The lifestyle blog-turned-brand’s annual gift guides are always fun to explore (like their Ridiculous but Awesome round-up), but goop GIFT is a next-level commerce experience. Dallas is just one of three cities to host a holiday shop, joining Manhasset and San Francisco to bring GP’s e-commerce vision into reality.
The curated collection features gifts for just about every person in your life, from seasoned chefs and music-loving husbands to clean beauty fanatics and fashionistas. While Mom will have no problem finding plenty of goodies for herself, we couldn’t resist scoping out the offerings for the under-18 set. Read on for our favorite kid-friendly presents on sale now.
LITERATURE FOR LITTLES
Grow your babe’s book collection with one of several book sets for sale. The Little Feminist Board Book Set is a perfect primer for your infant to discover feminist role models like Marie Curie, Gloria Steinem and Ella Fitzgerald. Potterheads will love the Harry Potter Mashup Set, a collection of J.K. Rowling’s books about the Wizarding World. We think that the hardcover books outfitted in Hogwarts house colors definitely helps justify the hefty price tag of $275. A more budget-friendly option is the Puffin in Bloom Set. For $65, gift your little girl literary classics Heidi, Little Women, Anne of Green Gables and A Little Princess, each featuring beautiful cover illustrations by Rifle Paper Co.’s Anna Bond.
Easy (like, no tools required) DIY critters by Kamigami Robots help inspire your kid’s creativity while also developing the foundation of their STEM education. The shop also offers an impressive array of tech items, like Marshall speakers, Crosley turntables, wireless headphones and an underwater camera.
MINDFULNESS FOR MINIS
Make a New Year’s resolution to tamp out temper tantrums in 2019 with the Calm Mind Kit by Rose & Rex. Kids age 3 and up can develop meditation and mindfulness skills that will support their social-emotional learning, and Mom can breathe a little easier during carpool. Eco play dough helps channel fidgety energy, while activity cards offer mind exercises from child development professionals.
Part goop GIFT’s fun is discovering goodies tucked away in the tightly curated shop. Under some truly deluxe board games—like a mahogany Monopoly set—we scoped out a shiny red Baghera Kids Speedster, to fulfill your tot’s need for speed. Protect your mini Evel Knievel from bumps and bruises with a collapsible helmet by Closca.
Of course, some gifts cannot be stacked on a shelf, so we recommend you explore goop GIFT’s guide in full to see some truly extraordinary presents. From puffin adoption through the Audubon to a chance for your aspiring Eloise to sleepover at The Plaza, the sky’s the limit this holiday season.
The ultimate offering this year is a custom lullaby recording by AHA. For 600 bucks, your babe will receive a bespoke song by British singer, Lotte Mullan, plus a audio recording and sheet music. You know, for those days when “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” just won’t do!