In the weeks leading up to the holidays, parents scramble to find the gift that's guaranteed to light up their kiddos' faces. The one that's going to thrill them for years to come and not end up in a discarded heap before the tree even hits the curb. A classic, safe bet?

A bike.

It's a gift that provides so many things. It feeds their sense of independence and adventure and helps them develop important skills like balance and focus . It provides an outlet for boundless energy and an opportunity for bonding family rides as they grow old enough to keep up.

Our pick for checking the bike box this year? iimo.

The Japanese brand started selling their design-forward bikes in 2010 and parents and kids have been crushing on them ever since. With a chic, retro vibe their award-winning styles combine thoughtful safety features with modern mechanics to create high-quality rides that are guaranteed to be passed down to younger siblings.

From the toddler through the elementary years, there's a style for every stage of development. Even better? They're on sale right now through 11/30 in the Motherly Shop. So don't miss out, mama!

iimo foldable tricycle with canopy

iimo 3-in-1 folding tricycle with canopy

Ditch the stroller and get your budding explorer riding in style. iimo's stylish 3-in-one tricycle transforms from a walker complete with parent-guiding handle to a push ride-on to a full on pedal trike. The shock absorption wheels make for a smooth ride while the footrest and soft leather seat keeps little ones comfortable for the long haul. And as a bonus, it folds easily for transport or storage.

iimo balance bike

iimo balance bike

Budding daredevils need a solid set of wheels. Unlike bikes with pedals and training wheels, balance bikes make learning to ride effortless and fun. By learning the tricky skill of balance first, they can more easily graduate to riding without having to unlearn the habits that can develop when riding with training wheels.

With its solid steel frame, adjustable seat, air-inflated tire and rear brake for added safety, this luxe ride is sure to last through a long line of cruisers.

iimo 16” kids bicycle

iimo 16" in kids bicycle

Function meets style with iimo's super rad kids' bike. Built from a high-quality frame and featuring fun accessories like a two-way basket that can be attached to the front or rear and a detachable bag it's ready to hit the sidewalks for years to come.


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