1. Mini Mioche circle scarf, $26
Circle-scarves are a cinch for wee hands to tackle—they just wrap ’em around twice and go. Bonus: The green shade is easy to spot in a crowded cloakroom. Mini Mioche, 795 Queen St. W., 647-348-5883.
2. Appaman tweed blazer, $105 (Two to five years old)
If a handsome little tyke in a dapper blazer doesn’t make you squee with glee, you obviously have a heart of cold, cold stone. Kol Kid, 674 Queen St. W., 416-681-0368.
3. Button-down shirt, $46–$50 (Six months to six years old)—Designed in Toronto!
Ah, his very first rugged button-down—they grow up so fast. Mini Mioche, 795 Queen St. W., 647-348-5883.
4. Gap cords, $35 (Sizes four to 18)
Get him into skinny pants early with a pair of coloured cords. There are plenty of fun ’70s-inspired shades this season, from burnt orange to emerald green. The Gap.
5. Frye boots, $90 (Sizes five to 10)
No-one messes with the kid in motorcycle boots. (Even teeny-tiny ones like these.) Mini Mioche,
795 Queen St. W., 647-348-5883.
6. Be good glasses sweater, by Oeuf, $100-$110 (Six months to six years old)
The sheer weight of a pair of Buddy Holly glasses could topple a toddler’s head, so give him a sweater emblazoned with them instead. Advice From a Caterpillar, 8 Price St., 416-960-2223.
7. SoYoung giraffe backpack, $65—Made in Toronto!
“Put a bird on it” is so 2011. Put a giraffe on it! Planet Kid, 87 Roncesvalles Ave., 416-537-9233.
Winter hat, $27
There’s something too teeth-achingly twee about a child in a newsboy cap (and don’t get us started on the questionable taste levels required to put your kid in a fedora). Let kids be kids with a good old-fashioned faux-trapper hat. The Gap, gapcanada.ca.