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Intergalactic Afikoman

A boutique enterprise launched by Carl ’94 and Brianna (Caplan) Sayres ’93, Intergalactic Afikoman publishes imaginative Jewish-themed books for children. Titles include “Such a Library! A Yiddish Folktale Re-Imagined” and “Asteroid Goldberg: Passover in Outer Space.” From $18.95. (Use GOBRANDEIS through Dec. 31 for 18% off.)

More Kid-Friendly Gift Ideas

These two titles by Jacqueline Veissid ’98 are tender, warm and perfect for gift-giving. In “Ruby’s Sword,” readers will cheer on Ruby's perseverance and creativity as they delight in the antics of the adorable animals that join her along the way. ($16.99) “Caspian Finds a Friend” is an imaginative picture book about how the power to change our world lies within ourselves. ($17.99).

This delightful picture book for children, written by Leah Berkowitz ’03, celebrates the artist and explorer in each of us. Follow young Bezalel as he gathers beautiful things while his family journeys across the desert. Appropriate for children 3-8. Based on a Bible story, non-denominational. Available in paperback, hardback, ebook and audio. $8-$18.

Owner Gail Robins ’84, P’20, ensures that this is a  gift that won't be regifted! With more than 90 colors to choose from, personalized pencils will encourage the student in your life to do their homework. Orders start at one dozen and are enjoyed by children and adults alike. From $20.99.

Do you have a fussy baby who doesn't sleep well? The Tranquilo Soothing Mat, invented by Melissa Gersin ’05, will soothe your baby to sleep by mimicking the sounds and motions of the womb. After being featured on Shark Tank in 2017, the Tranquilo mat has helped tens of thousands of families get their babies to sleep. $99.99. (Save 10% by joining Tranquilo Rewards.)