Christmas is in less than two weeks.
Can you believe it?
If you are like me, you might be a little panicked. I need to start buying Christmas presents in January, or I put it off and put it off. Then, no one gets anything.
Or maybe you are like my husband and you are finished, but you need that one last thing. Family Fun Twin Cities has some great suggestions for you. We have met some great local toymakers and have played with their many different toys. Here are some of our familys’ favorites.
Of course, our first choice is YOXO. It’s so fun and creative. And when you get a bunch of kids together, you never know what you will create!
These are the blocks you remember from growing up. They are the best in the toy business.
These dolls are made by hand and beautiful. I love the simplicity.
Beautifully hand-crafted mobiles for your baby. Absolutely beautiful.
The best dress-up clothes of any I have ever found. You can read about what we thought.
We find these toyshops especially delightful. Trains for the train lovers, crafts for the artistic, eco-friendly for the environmentally-conscience and hip for the hipsters. Go and enjoy yourselves at any of these stores.
Choo Choo Bob’s Train Store
2050 Marshall Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55104
4306 Upton Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55410
2290 Como Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108
Pacifier in 3 Locations
PACIFIER | EDINA (50th & France)
4942 France Avenue South
Edina, MN 55410
CITY CENTER SKYWAY
Skyway Level (north side of Nicollet Mall between 6th & 7th St)
40 South 7th Street, Suite 260
Minneapolis, MN 55402
PACIFIER | N.E. MINNEAPOLIS (flagship store with strollers & car seats)
310 East Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55414
In our opinion, you can never go wrong with books as a gift. My daughter received 4 books for her birthday and couldn’t be happier. And while they may clutter your house, we feel they are a no-clutter gift. Fostering the love of reading is worth the clutter some books make.
2720 West 43rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN. 55105
Magers & Quinn
3038 Hennepin Ave S, Minneapolis
(612) 822-4611 or toll-free at (866) 912-6657
Excelsior Bay Books
36 Water Street Excelsior, MN 55331
Phone (952) 401-0932