Christmas Shopping Local: Toys


Christmas is a magical time of year, and the joy of Christmas shopping should reflect that. I know I’m not alone in the stress of shopping for our kids, but this year….this year, we are going to do it right. And by do it right, I’m saying we are going to get it done with the least amount of stress possible. Because I know you may be like me, we have collected this list of locally made toys and toy shops to support during this season. Get it done early and get it done quickly.  That will leave you plenty of time for Memory-Making Magic this season.

For more holiday happenings, check our 2019 Christmas & Holiday Guide. It’s chock full of Santa sightings, festivals, theater and musical performances, Christmas lights displays, and Christmas shopping tips.

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Christmas Shopping Local: Toymakers

Yoxo

We have a special fondness for YOXO since both of our businesses started up around the same time in the Twin Cities. Lately, we have noticed that it’s not easy to find YOXO toys. They are, however, available on Amazon, and you can click on our link to get them there.


Beka, Inc.

These are the blocks you remember from growing up.
They are the best in the toy business.

Locally Made Toys

Fairy Finery

The best dress-up clothes of any I have ever found.
You can read about what we thought.

Locally Made Toys

Donyelle Headington

These dolls are made by hand and beautiful.
I love the simplicity.

doll lady - Locally Made Toys

Dundry Hill

Beautifully hand-crafted mobiles for your baby.
Absolutely beautiful.

dundry hill - Locally Made Toys

Christmas Shopping Local: Toy Shops

We find these toy shops 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
651-646-5252 What we think!
Heartfelt
4306 Upton Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55410
612-877-8090 What we think!
Mischief Toys - the new store by the owners of Peapods

Mischief Toys
818 Grand Avenue

Saint Paul, MN 55105
651-493-3307

What we think!

goodkids logo
GoodKids
4758 Banning Ave. 

White Bear Lake
651-472-9085
What we Think

Find More Local Toy Shops Here.


Christmas Shopping Local: Bookshops

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.  

 

red balloonRed Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Ave., St. Paul, MN. 55105

(651) 224-8320
(888) 224-8320

 

Wild Rumpus
2720 West 43rd Street

Minneapolis, MN 55410
612.920.5005

What we think!


 Find More Local Independent Bookshops Here.

Rainy Day


Family Fun Twin Cities Holiday Shop on Amazon

Christmas stockings

If you still haven’t found what you’re looking for, we can help you with our Holiday Shop on Amazon. We have carefully selected gift ideas to help you get a super fun gift for the littler ones in your life. 

Jump over to our Amazon Holiday Shop

Disclosure:As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.

 

For more holiday happenings, check our 2019 Christmas & Holiday Guide. It’s chock full of Santa sightings, festivals, theater and musical performances, Christmas lights displays, and Christmas shopping tips.


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