I don’t know about you, but I’m always a fan of “constructive” gifts (literal or figurative!).  These gifts are perfect for the aspiring architects in your life.

2014 Baltimore Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Aspiring Architects  - (cool) progeny

Circuit Racer Magnetic Blocks:  A new toy from one of our favorite toymakers — Tegu! The Circuit Racer set can be pieced together to make an electric car with charging station, a power plant, a massive crane, an electric trike and anything else you can make with the included magnetic blocks. Available at aMuse Toys.

Roominate Deluxe Set: Why give a doll house when your kiddo can build one? Not only can kids build multiple floors, balconies, and columns — they can wire carousels, lights, and fans, and design unique furniture. Available at aMuse Toys.

Squigz: The tagline says it all: fun little suckers. Creativity abounds with this one!

Iggy Peck Architect: This book is a fan-favorite in our house. Learn how Iggy’s love of architecture ‘rescues’ his class. Available at The Ivy Bookshop, aMuse Toys, and Wee Chic Boutique.

Magnatiles ICE Set: Brand new! How cool are these transparent magnetic blocks? Magnets seem to be a theme…  Available at aMuse Toys.

Haba Fantasia Blocks: Don’t you just love the whimsical look of all the Haba Fantasia block sets? The colors and shapes entertain for hours.

Magformers Magnets in Motion: The newest Magformer block set now has gears and rotation blocks. Great starter set OR addition to your existing set. Available at aMuse Toys.

Cubelets: Fun robot construction for kids! The basic set allows your child to create simple mobile and reactive Cubelet robots. Too (cool). Available at Shananigans Toy Shop.

Playable Metal: Aluminum alloy shapes that can be interconnected with specially designed screws. Build true 3-dimensional structures with patented connecting mechanisms that allows two adjacent blocks to be secured easily in any angle. Great for older kids — and your office secret santa exchange. Available at Wee Chic Boutique.