Dancing To the Tangerine Tango

Dancing To the Tangerine Tango

Elisabeth Wilborn
Dec 15, 2011

Do you color coordinate your children's gifts? Yeah, we didn't think so. But Pantone's color of the year for 2012 "Tangerine Tango" got us so shaken up we did a little jig. Red-orange been a spicy hot color in kids decor for several years now, and for good reason. Want to match your toys to that decor? Here's a little roundup of 10 up-to-the-minute modern, but eternal, toys your child would love to wake up to on a Christmas or Hanukkah morning.

1. Orange Rody, $49.95. This bouncy creature is perfect for getting your kicks indoors when the weather is too chilly to enjoy outside.
2. Kalon Studios Hut-Hut Kids Resin, $125. Your kids will think of one million ways to use this beautiful, sleek rocker.
3. Automoblox Orange Mini Car, $26. The car that makes you think.
4. P'kolino Art Easel, $129 An easel is a staple in any household. Have little ones? Try P'kolino's Little Easel for $79.
5. Boon Groovy and Modware, $14.95. Hey, it's hard to find Christmas gifts for the six-month-old who has everything. This feeding set fits the bill, plus those spoons make great teethers.

6. Kid O Squirrel Pull Toy, $20. For the new walker in your life.
7. Monte Cubino Loveseat, $139. Also great for one-year-olds? Their own chair, or in this case, loveseat.
8. A Long Piece of String, on sale for $5.99. Books! Don't forget BOOKS!
9. Duc Duc Parker Playtable, $895. Sigh. This table could easily double as coffee table in the family room, but alas it's too late for this Christmas. Still, Tangerine Tango's the color for 2012, right? There's still time for next year.
10. 3 Sprouts Fox Storage Bin, $39.99. Because you'll need a (cute) place to put all those new toys.

Oh, and don't forget the orange in the stocking!

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