Holiday shopping for munchkins can be a real treat. The pure anticipation can’t be beat. Kids tear into their gifts, so excited and full of wonder. And don’t forget the fur babies (a common holiday blunder)! They might ask for a shiny new collar or leash to show off on their walk, if only they could tell you, if only they could talk. And a squeak toy, you just can’t beat, except with a stocking full of treats.
Does your toddler love to build giant towers? Does your preschooler dig stuffies and dolls with superpowers? For the active wee one, you may consider a trike. For the sibs, maybe scooters or big kid bikes? A fun helmet is sure get them all psyched. Craft kits are a hit if you’ve got artsy tots. And little programmers will adore their own moonwalking robots.
SHOP: Curious Kidstuff
Curious Kidstuff is the perfect place to find gifts for kids of all ages. They specialize in a wide range of toys, games, and educational products to delight and fuel the imagination. Check out their selection of 1. Lego Building Sets ($3.99 – $199.99) for ages 0-100. They also carry the popular 2. Playmobil brand for ages 3 -10 ($9.99 – $59.99).
Are looking to inspire a young girl to explore the world of engineering? Then you need to add 3. Goldie Blox to your list! Curious Kidstuff carries these award-winning, educational toys perfect for girls ages 3-10. ($9.99 – $59.99)
For younger kids, you can start them off right with 4. Green Toys. Each thoughtfully designed tea set, bath toy, or truck from this environmentally-conscience brand is made from recycled milk jugs. ($12.99 – $29.99)
Finally, do you want to put something really special under the tree this year? Check out the fun selection of 5. Micro Kickboard Scooters at Curious Kidstuff. These award-winning scooters, designed in Switzerland, are fun for all ages and really get kids moving. ($79.99 – $199.99)
SHOP: Click! Design That Fits
Click! Design That Fits will be featuring the Ozobot Tiny Robot for kids this holiday season. This amazing toy allows kids to learn all about coding and robots. Use markers, paper, and a pre-determined set of codes to create a track with a range of commands for the Ozobot. You can even use a tablet to interact on a more digital scale. The Ozobot’s talents include spinning, speeding, and moonwalking. ($54)
SHOP: Northwest Art & Frame
For crafty kids, Northwest Art & Frame has the perfect gift. Check out the Klutz Brand Kits like the Make Clay Charms Kit for ages 3 and up. Does your child enjoy making jewelry, friendship bracelets, and collecting fun charms? Then they will love making the 35-plus cute clay designs to add to their creations with this kit. ($9.95 – $21.99)
SHOP: West Seattle Cyclery
Many of us recall receiving that one special gift during the holidays as kids. For many of us it was a bike. You can create this classic holiday memory for your child or grandchild with the help of West Seattle Cyclery. They can help you to customize the perfect bike kit for any child. For example, the 1. 24″ Marin Bayview Trail Bike ($409.99) would be a great gift for any boy and is available in two color options. Pair it with the 2. Nutcase Little Nutty Helmet ($59.99) and you’ll be good to go.
Are you shopping for a younger child? Consider the 3. Wishbone Recycled Edition Bike ($199.99) and the 4. Baby Nutty Helmet ($44.99) to start building a love of riding early.
SHOP: City Mouse Studio
Do have younger kids on your list, or maybe a couple with a new addition to the family? City Mouse Studio is the place to go to find clothing, toys, and other unique and well-designed products for both families and kids. For a thoughtful gift to new parents, check out the entire line of 1. Freshly Picked toddler and baby moccasins. These adorable shoes are handmade in the USA from genuine soft leather, and are crafted to fit perfectly for little feet. ($45 – $60) City Mouse also carries the 2. Tea Collection of kids clothing. Known for comfort, durability and gorgeous prints, Tea brings worldwide cultures and modern design to kids fashion. The current season’s styles are based on the designer’s recent trip to Argentina. ($19 – $69)
Maybe your kids are more of the furry kind? Next-to-Nature is the place to go to make sure your family pet feels loved and included this holiday season. They have a great selection of Holiday Collars and Toys for both dogs and cats. Also check out their selection of Fun Treats from various companies that take a more natural approach to pet care. Bring your pet along and stop by The Hydrant next door (Opening December of 2015) to take a quick shopping break and enjoy a little bite to eat.
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