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Luxury Kids Gift Guide 2019

18th November 2019 // By Elite Traveler

The holiday season is a special time for children but it can be even more special for the parents. There is nothing better than seeing a child’s face light up when they open something truly spectacular. In this luxury gift guide for kids, we have carefully picked out some exceptional gifts that should create unforgettable moments this year.

Conrad New York Midtown, FAO Schwarz Holiday Suite

The FAO Schwarz Holiday Suite / ©Mark Weinberg

FAO Schwarz has long been considered the holy grail for kids at Christmas, but making your way through the crowds in its New York flagship can be quite stressful for families. Now, Conrad New York Midtown will bring the world-famous toy store directly to your hotel suite. Guests arrive at the 1,800-square-foot suite to find it full of exciting treasures such as train sets, larger-than-life stuffed animals, musical instruments and the all-important dance-on piano.

There is also an in-room toy menu, allowing guests to order specific gifts on demand. Everything in the room will be available to purchase through the hotel and will be shipped back home. If that isn’t enough to satisfy your children’s appetite, guests will also be treated to a private shopping spree and tour of the nearby store with an FAO Schwarz toy soldier prior to the store opening.

Price on request, conradnewyorkmidtown.com

The Noble Collection, Quidditch Chess Set

Harry Potter has successfully sparked the imagination of a new generation of young fans with its fantastical tales of witchcraft and wizardry. If your children dream of one day attending Hogwarts, you can help bring the magic to life with this exquisite chess board based on the wizarding world’s favorite sport – Quidditch. The beautifully-crafted set is made up of gold and silver-plated pieces, each resembling a different aspect of the broom-based game. The board itself is certainly fit for the grand hall with the hardwood board decorated with 24K gold attachments.

$380, noblecollection.co.uk

McLaren, 720S ‘Ride-On’

By the time our young ones are old enough to get behind the wheel, all cars could well be electric so getting them this adorable electric McLaren will stand them in good stead for the future. This little run-around has taken authenticity seriously and is available in six of McLaren’s most popular color choices. Designed for three to six-year-olds, it doesn’t ride like a McLaren 720S – one of our Top 14 Cars of 2019 – but it certainly looks the part. The electric motor is operated with an accelerator pedal, which also releases additional engine noise. There is also a brake function –with brake light – and a dashboard display screen that gives key information will help to allay any toddlers’ range-anxiety.

$405, cars.mclaren.com

Dolce & Gabbana, Pencil Print Backpack

The thought of going back to school will seem like a drag, but a stylish new backpack is a sure-fire way to ease the pain. This delightfully decorated D&G backpack has all the practicalities that you would expect and a high-build quality from experienced Italian craftspeople. The whimsical pencil and pencil shavings design will certainly brighten up the daily routine for any child.

$500, store.dolcegabbana.com