Whether you're traveling this holiday, or staying close to home, here are some of the best places to shop for your little ones.
Todd McHenry / Courtesy of Building BlocksFor a Wheel Good Time
She can push choo-choos around the train table while you browse, or trail you with a mini shopping cart of her own. Both Building Blocks locations are packed to the ceiling with a seemingly endless assortment of toys.
Building Blocks, 3306 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago (773-525-6200); 2130 West Division Street, Chicago (773-235-1888 or buildingblockstoys.com).
Art school grad and Treehouse Kid & Craft owner Kristen Bach spreads her love of DIY with classes and a full range of craft supplies. Her obsession with handmade also extends to her stock, a mix of Etsy discoveries and familiar brands that include Jess Brown and Blabla.
Treehouse Kid & Craft, 815 West Broad Street, suite A, Athens (706-850-8226 or treehousekidandcraft.com).
For City Slickers
Everything from cute threads to cribs to the best kid lit are for sale at Yoya. The West Village gem lures New Yorkers and tourists alike with its hard-to-find international lines.
Yoya, 636 Hudson Street, New York City (646-336-6844 or yoyanyc.com).
With durability and practicality in mind, Give Wink's Francine Delarosa cherry-picks from standouts such as BabyBjörn, and then enlists her three sons to test new products. A family affair, her husband is on-hand for custom furniture orders.
Give Wink, 2570 NE Miami Gardens Dr., North Miami Beach (305-705-3341); 8888 SW 136th St., Miami (877-494-9465 or givewink.com).
The whimsical boutique carries luxury essentials such as cashmere blankets, pint-size caftans, and Lacoste shirts. Baby CZ swimwear and Petit Bateau tanks make for fashionable trips to the beach.
Poppy Store, Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Santa Monica (310-260-4777); Marin Country Mart, 2413 Larkspur Landing Circle, Larkspur (415-464-0222 or poppystores.com).
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