Christmas gift ideas for kids

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver

PHOENIX -- Still searching for that perfect holiday gift for a child or even an adult on your list? Brilliant Baby Products has a look at some of the best gifts out there this holiday season.

Zike: It's not a bike. It's not a scooter. It's a ZIKE, and it's the most unique new mode of transportation around. This revolutionary invention is made for children as young as 5 but can be used by adults as well. It looks like a scooter, but it's powered by bike-like pedals. It not only helps improve balance but coordination skills as well. Priced starting at just $129 and sold online at www.zike.net.

HABA Play Tent: Sneak a little spring into your winter with HABA's Caro-Lini Play Tent! The perfect palace for the little princess on your list, the tent stands 4 feet tall and nearly 4 feet in diameter. It features two screened windows and fun sewn - not printed - floral designs. With plenty of space for friends, this tent is perfect for indoors or out and can be folded completely down for space-saving storage. Made of cotton/polyester, mesh fabric, plastic rods. Cushion not included. Winner of Parent Tested, Parent Approved award. For ages 12 months and up. MSRP $149.99. Visit www.habausa.com/caro-lini-play-tent-foldable.html for more information.

Yookidoo Gymotion Activity Playland: This playland is the revolutionary activity gym that grows with baby from infancy to toddlerhood. With three different stages, this entertainer has all of the bells and whistles to stimulate and captivate a baby's curiosity while laying down, during tummy time or in a sitting position. Dual music modes for rest and play, a battery-operated musical mobile and a variety of multi-textured toys provide countless play scenarios so the baby will never be bored. Gymotion conveniently folds up into a self-contained carrying case for easy transport, making it the perfect toy to take to take on trips or just over to Grandma's house. MSRP: $79.90 Available for purchase on www.amazon.com.

Melody Mates: Nightly bedtime battles and dark-room distress are no more with the Melody Mates by Juzt 4 Kidz Lullaby Light Up Pillow. The sweet, slumber-inducing cushion comes with a washable soft pillow and detachable blanket that'll entice even the most anxious of sleepers to lie down and snuggle up with their plushy pal. Melodious lullabies comfort and soothe, while LED lights glow ever so gently to evoke the starry skies and send your sweet little ones into dreamland. Learn more online at www.melodymates.com. MSRP $34.99.

InRoad PlayTape: Take vehicle play to a whole new level with award-winning PlayTape from InRoad Toys! Simply peel, tear and stick to any flat surface to create roads for toy cars or tracks for toy trains. Instantly lay a road or track anywhere for creative play with any wheeled toy! Make a mistake? Just adjust and re-stick. When you're done playing, PlayTape peels up easily and leaves no residue behind. Design your own drag strip or lay down a network of roads and rails in a toy town you've created with your own blocks and bricks. The possibilities are endless! Choose from a variety of colors, sizes and designs. Made in the USA. For ages 3 and up. MSRP $7.99 - 12.99. Visit www.inroadtoys.com for more information.