Six Unusual Places To Find Great Gifts For Kids

Oops!  You did it again!  You waited until the last minute to shop for a gift and now all of the toy shelves at your go-to store are cleared out of the best gifts.  Not to worry!  We have six unusual places where you will find great gifts for kids!

Six Unusual Places to Find Great Gifts For Kids

You promised yourself this year would be different.  You were NOT going to wait until the last minute to buy gifts for the kids in your life.  Then…late night office hours happened.  You were invited to a ton of holiday parties and you figured you’d party now and figure it out later.

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If you would rather go out to the store or print out a gift, check out our ideas below.

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Local Stores You Can Check Out

  1. Barnes and Noble: Sure, you can just buy books at Barnes and Noble.   We even have a suggested gift guide for Book Gift Ideas For Kids of All Ages HERE! Did you know this store also has a fun toy section?  You can find really fun LEGO sets, science kits, Melissa and Doug toys…you name it!  An added perk?  You get an extra percentage off of your purchase if you are a Barnes and Noble Member.
  2. Kohl’s: Kohl’s stores also have a toy section, albeit a relatively small one.  You can use multiple coupon codes on your purchase if it is eligible.  Kohl’s excludes some brands from coupons.  However, you can earn Kohl’s cash if you make your purchase during a Kohl’s Cash earning period.
  3. Home Goods:I have purchased Melissa and Doug, arts and crafts, pretty room décor, and a lot of good quality toys at Home Goods.  In my opinion, the toys in this section are geared more towards the 8 and under crowd.
  4. Big Warehouse Stores: You can find more that just giant jars of mayo at Costco and Sam’s Club! There are some amazing toys and deals to be found.  You can be sure that the toys you find there are at the top of the holiday gift request list.  In recent years, they have sold American Girl Bitty Babies and a select one or two American Girl Dolls.  I have found awesome Lego sets, microscopes, drones…you name it!

Online Printable Gifts

5. Goldstar: I personally love Goldstar.  You can find tickets on this site that are generally not available on other discount local event sites.   Here are some examples of experiences that you can gift to kids, including links to write-ups of some of our recent visits.

Man blowing bubble with kids trapped inside- Hollywood Museum of Illusions

Heritage Museum Yuletide Cinema

Jellyfish lanterns at The Chinese Lantern Festival

6. Groupon and Living Social: You can find tickets and memberships to local attractions.  Just print out the voucher or keep the tickets on your phone ready to present when you arrive at the event/location.  I recently purchased a family membership to the South Coast Botanic Garden and had a great time with the family.The Great Pumpkin Hunt: Wall of succulents

Good Luck!

We wish you luck in finding the perfect gift for the kids in your life!  Happy Holidays!


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