Amachan Bubble Set
Sure, they’d probably be content with a plain old plastic bottle of bubbles (a few bottles would make a great companion stocking stuffer!), but this beech wood set elevates the sudsy staple well beyond the everyday. And with three differently colored wands in various shapes (a big and a small star, plus a circle) for simultaneous play, any debate over whose turn it is next disappears like magic. Stainless steel wands mean the kids will have years of playtime ahead. If tucked carefully in the attic, his own kids might even get to enjoy the set one day!
To buy: $35, ahalife.com.