For kids who like playing with letters and numbers on the fridge, why not take the fun on the road? Buy a mini magnetic board, pack some letters and numbers in a plastic baggie and, voila, you have some educational (and non-digital!) entertainment for the car. You can also use the board as a play surface for magnetic toys like Magna-Tiles.
Desktop accessories can be both pretty and functional. A magnetic bulletin board creates a spot to display favorite photos, but the slats between the graphic design accommodate push pins for corralling important papers. A small tray, like this blush-colored one, can corral loose accessories, and a slim bamboo tray has slots that hold cell phones, tablets, envelopes, stamps and other slim items. A table lamp gives the look a more relaxed look than a traditional desk lamp.