i admit that i am a little obsessed about this fantastic kid’s store but at least i get something in return — consistently great presents for all the children in our lives. i return to acorn again and again for help with the latest baby gift to something fun for a six-year old.
my latest scores this holiday season included two gorgeous reverse sweaters for our lucky devils by oeuf (i can never seem to resist something for us), a sweet little rattle for our new nephew, a few excellent puzzles, a wooden car and a fancy little tea set.
i love how well edited acorn is, how great the staff are whenever i visit and how much the selection focuses on the hand-made, on wooden toys as well as on creative projects. the owners diane crespo and karin schaefer have been profiled for their own design sensibility in design*sponge and certainly their aesthetic shines through every time i visit. while they do have some things on their website (and their website does not do them justice by the way), i highly recommend a visit. and be sure to bring the little ones. acorn toy shop, 323 atlantic avenue between hoyt and smith streets, brooklyn, new york, 718.522.3760.