- K2 Zed Bike ($219; www.k2bikes.com):
A tough, light aluminum frame is at the heart of the Zed, while a Suntour shock and Shimano twist-shifters make it comfortable and fun for youngsters to ride.
- Burton Apollo Snowboard Jacket ($130; www.burton.com):
A waterproof-breathable shell, warm insulation, and fleece lining ensure that younger skiers will keep warm on the slopes as they do their grom thing.
- Eurosled Snow Flipper Sled ($50; www.3playinc.com):
It might look like a gaudy baby bath, but the Flipper redefines the old-school cardboard sled: contoured plastic seating with foot rests, dual-action lever brake runners, and a stowaway towrope to ease the uphill lug will keep the kids out till well past bedtime.
- L.L. Bean Comfort Snow Boots ($40; www.llbean.com):
You'll hear no complaints about cold feet when your kids wear the Comfort Snow Boots. They have waterproof suede outers, warm neoprene liners, and grippy treads on the soles.
- Apple iPod Mini ($249; www.apple.com):
Keep up to 1,000 songs in a pocket with the tiny iPod Mini, which is smaller than most cell phones and weighs less than four ounces. Your young un' can keep track of his or her tunes with the easy-to-use thumb-controlled dial, as well as pick from a range of colors if that grownup white iPod is just too, well, old.
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