These interactive placemats are not only fun for the kids, but they’re also a gift for parents of little ones when mealtime behavior gets a bit sketchy. Pick up one for each child—you’ll be surprised how quiet the kids’ table becomes while the mini Picassos work on their latest masterpieces. Or, wipe clean and let them start all over again. Bonus: That crisp new tablecloth will have a better shot at staying clean when there’s a barrier between their full plates and the table. Pair the gift with colored chalk, so they can get started right away.
To buy: $10 each, crateandbarrel.com.