Photo: Jimmy Cohrssen; Girl's Cardigan and Skirt: Lands' End; Boy's Polo Shirt: Lacoste; Pants: Diesel Kids.

Big cities become magical places when viewed through the eyes of a child. And these days, hotels are luring little ones with enticing activities and programs. The Peninsula Hotel Tokyo offers, through its Peninsula Academy, “Fold Your Way to Fun: Origami for Kids,” a 90-minute inter-active workshop for children ages 5 and up that walks them through the art of this 15th- century tradition, helping them to craft creations both easy and advanced. Kids can keep their paper art as souvenirs. Afterward, families can explore the nearby Imperial Palace or shop in the popular Ginza district. peninsula.com/tokyo


Gift Photography by Gus Schmiege; Styling by Melanie Peskett
The LITTLEST ONES on your list will love:

Custom-framed, personalized stock certificates, available for more than 100 companies (price varies) from giveashare.com; MacKenzieChilds lamb toddler dinnerware set, $45, mackenzie-childs.com;
Wee Rock Toy Co. handcrafted in the U.S.A. Elephant Rocker, $300, weerocktoyco.com;
Prince Lionheart WheelyBug ride-on pig, $75, princelionheart.com; and
Loro Piana 100 percent cashmere My First Cashmere Plane, $1,125, and cashmere baby blanket, $995, loropiana.com

Gift Photography by Gus Schmiege; Styling by Melanie Peskett
…While their SLIGHTLY OLDER SIBLINGS will get a thrill from:

Singtrix karaoke machine, $299, singtrix.com;
U.S. Kids Tour Series 54 10-Club Complete Junior Golf Club Set, $450, globalgolf.com;
hand-held, interactive Sony PlayStation Vita game console with WiFi capabilities, $200, us.playstation.com;
Sbyke Pro P20 scooter (for kids or adults), $249, sbyke.com;
Tomy Battroborg Battle Arena wireless punching robot game, $65, farmandfleet.com;
(Center) tokidoki Sanchez Trolley, $270, tokidoki.it