If you've got a 3-year-old out there who isn't pulling his weight, try Fisher-Price's Little People Christmas Activity Center. Using one of two CD-ROMs, kids can make Christmas cards, gift tags, wrapping paper and decorations. If you're one of those softy parents, you can let them listen to carols and play with stickers while they work.
A Santa and elves toy will help set the stage for a "user-friendly" home workshop. (Suggested retail price: $29.99.)