Leo the Owl Bank Piggy banks are all fine and dandy, but not even Babe is a cute as this little owl. He takes coin hoarding to whole new adorable level. $12 at urbanoutfitters.com.
Happy Walrus Chicago Bears beret After noticing a lack of cute Bears gear for girls, Crystal Lake mom Emma Yanevskyy created these adorable home-team hats under the moniker Happy Walrus. $20 at etsy.com/shop/happywalrus.
Words for Change magnetic words Remember those magnetic-word kits? Well the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center puts a smart spin on that idea with this set of more than 400 empowering words, so your middle schoolers can practice creating a happier world with this vocabulary of friendship and respect. $14 at Illinois Holocaust Museum, 9603 Woods Dr (847-967-4800, ilholocaustmuseum.org).
Lululemon's awesome ivivva line for girls includes these Sky's the Limit crop pants, that have the same great fit and features as the grown-up styles, and are perf for fall running season. Available in sizes 4–14. $56 at ivivva, 1356 W Roscoe St, ivivva.com.