10 Over-the-Top Holiday Kids' Gifts

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Posh play time: Lilliput's Snow White Cottage is the ultimate play house. Credit: Lilliput Play Homes


Ho, ho, holy expensive Christmas list!

We're talking $6,000 play houses, $10,000 ride-on elephants and $24,000 robots. Forget stashing a deck of Uno cards or even Zhu Zhu pets in the stockings of a certain breed of posh tots. Only Tiffany, Burberry and Stella McCartney will do.

Whether you're some sort of sultan with cash to burn, plan to blow that holiday bonus you're finally receiving again or just like to laugh at the lavish products out there, our list of 10 truly over-the-top gifts for kids will have you extending your line of credit -- or at least chuckling at the extravagance of it all.

Santa might want to take out extra insurance this year.

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Kiddie couture: Stella McCartney, Burberry and Lagos for the small set. Credits: Stella McCartney Kids, Burberry, NeimanMarcus

1. Lilliput Play Homes Snow White's Cottage: When a cardboard or plastic play house just won't cut it, turn to luxury play house builder Lilliput. Your princess will delight in this 7-foot-wide by 6-foot-deep cottage, complete with cedar shingles and hardwood floors. Oh, and when she gets sleepy? She can run up the stairs to the loft for a nap. Dwarfs not included. Lilliput Play Homes, starting at $5,999.

2. Stella McCartney Lee Jacket: Atten-shun! Seriously stylish kids will suffer without something from Stella McCartney's new kids' collection. We're partial to this wool-blend military jacket complete with braided epaulets. Stella McCartney Kids, $145.

3. Burberry Heart Backpack: Your little girl will need a place to stash all those goodies she's sure to receive, and what better place than a gorgeous heart-covered Burberry backpack with patent trim? Talk about being too cool for school. At Burberry, $395.

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Fly him to the moon: This Red Baron Pedal Plane might just get him there. Credit: Bundles of Blossoms

4. Lagos Pink Sapphire Heart Necklace: You're never too young for jewelry, right? So, maybe our kids can't wear a necklace for 10 minutes without twisting it into knots. But we're sure posh tots are able to don their jewels with no problems at all. At any rate, they'll definitely sparkle when wearing this heart charm covered in pavé pink sapphires. Neiman Marcus, $350.

5. Red Baron Pedal Bi-Plane: You know, if you're a kid without your own plane, you're just not cool. So, pilots in training best be asking Santa for this aircraft -- the propellers move as you pedal. Too snowy outside to fly? Buy the conversion kit and your ace can still rock indoors. At Bundles of Blossoms, $579 for plane only, $628 with conversion kit.

6. Miller Goodman PlayThings XXL ShapeMaker: If you're gonna get your kid blocks, they should be the best blocks on the block, right? In a limited edition of 100, each XXL ShapeMaker set is signed and numbered, and each 4-inch by 4-inch by 4-inch solid rubberwood block is hand-printed. Oh, and this isn't just a toy. Presented in a wooden box that can be hung on a wall or placed on a shelf, it's also a sculptural piece. Want it? There's a two-month waiting list, but go ahead and email info@millergoodman.co.uk to get on it, $950.

7. Extra Large Elephant: A rocking horse is soo last year. In 2010, it's all about the safari. This elephant from Hansa Toys is 59-inches long by 24-inches wide by 46.5-inches tall, and features a plush, hand-cut coat for some serious realism. Able to carry up to 150 pounds in weight, kids -- and many adults -- can play queen and king of the jungle on this bad boy. Each animal comes with a Toys that Teach tag describing in detail the animal's habitat, lifestyle, gestation period, care of their young and eating habits. At FAO Schwarz, $999.

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Bigger is better: Ride on this Hansa elephant or hang this Miller Goodwin PlayThings puzzle as art. Credits: FAO Schwarz, Shhhop


8. Tiffany Ballet Frame: Mamas aren't the only ones who delight in opening a little blue box. Discerning babies appreciate a treasures from Tiffany, as well. And that first dance recital photo? Well, can you think of a better place to display it than this 4-inch by 6-inch sterling silver ballet-themed picture frame? At Tiffany, $450. Engraving will cost 'ya extra.

9. Heirloom Cashmere Lacy Blanket: Sometimes cotton just won't do. This English-made, 100 percent cashmere hand-knit blanket is part of a collection that blends adaptations of classic designs from the '30s, '40s and '50s with a more contemporary look. At Jen Klair Kids, $320.

10. Genuine Lost In Space B-9 Robot:
Finally, your Judy and Elroy Jetsons will want -- nay, need -- this 6 1/2-foot tall, 275-pound animatronic remote-controlled version of the B-9 Environmental Control Robot from TV's "Lost In Space." Reproduced from original archival molds, patterns and blueprints, it has a rotating torso and radar head, flashing lights, animated ear sensors and clawed arms. The 'bot also speaks 511 pre-recorded phrases by Richard Tufeld, the original voice of the robot from the TV series (including "Danger Will Robinson!"). At Hammacher Schlemmer, $24,500.

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For haute tots: A Tiffany frame, a cashmere blanket and a $24,000 robot. Credits: Tiffany.com, JenKlairKids.com, hammacher.com

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