Amazon isn’t the only place you can shop for kids with a click of a button. When you shop local you can find high-quality toys and clothes that have been specially selected for curated collections and support businesses in your community. So as you approach birthdays, holidays and celebrations, we encourage you to shop local for the littles in your life, here are some of our favorite shops AND favorite finds.
To help with holiday shopping we partnered with Little High Flyers and are giving away a $25 gift card. Little High Flyers is located in Midtown Detroit AND in Capitol Park for the holiday markets. Stop in, say hi and do some shopping! Enter to win below.
Little High Flyers // 4240 Cass Avenue, Suite 106, Detroit
Situated in the heart of Midtown, Little High Flyers is a kids boutique with unique items from US and all over the world. Find cute clothes, toys and accessories. A few of our favorite finds:
- The Many Ways to Say I Love You ($8)
- Pilot Hats ($25)
- Urantia Globe ($25)
- Africa Sweatshirt ($49)
- I Love You Baby Swaddle ($25)
City Bird // 460 W Canfield St, Detroit
One of Midtown’s staple stores, City Bird carries everything you need for the perfect gift (for kids and adults). With Michigan and Detroit baby gear and bibs, to the cutest and most unique toys and stuffed animals.
- Upper & Lowercase ABC Blocks ($22)
- Detroit Tiger Youth Sweatshirt ($30)
- Michigan State Symbols Baby Onesie ($24)
- Blue Sailing Ship Kite ($42)
DCreated // 19480 Livernois Avenue, Detroit
Want something truly unique? Visit DCreated Boutique! They handcrafted organic boho baby and toddler clothing. Heirloom and custom outfits are their specialty. Everything you need for your little one is right here! Find one of a kind gifts, like bibs, rompers, bloomers and leotards.
Toyology // West Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak & Rochester Hills
Toyology is a fun education toy store that specializes in “Toys That Teach”. No matter who is on your shopping list, the Toyology staff can help you find the perfect gift for kids at any age.
- Smartmax My First Animal Train ($35)
- Wooden Dinosaur Magnets ($12)
- SO Slime Shakers ($15)
- Zingo! Sight Words ($20)
- Rahel – Ethiopia Doll ($40)
- Magna-Qubix ($30)
Modern Natural Baby // 200 W 9 Mile Road, Ferndale
Ferndale’s own natural baby store has everything you need, from the top organic clothes and wooden toys, to a full lineup of registry needs (cribs, strollers, bouncers…you name it). As one of our favorite local stops, you can give the perfect gift for both mommy and kids!
- Haba Baby Book Farm Friends ($10)
- Magnetic Game Box 1,2,3! ($20)
- Haba Doll – Mirli ($23)
- Green Toys Ferry Boat ($25)
- Hape Hape Mini Band Set ($50)
Learning Express // 2465 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Find the perfect toy your little with love and learn from! Learning Express is proud to offer the best in educational toys as well as outstanding customer service (free gift-wrapping anyone?) and fun for the whole family.
- Beanie Boos Peppa Pig ($13)
- 4M Solar Rover Kit ($20)
- Examine and Treat Pet Vet Play Set ($30)
- Mirari Mypad Touch ($30)
- Football Goal Post Set ($50)
Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy // 21714 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores, MI 48080
Whistle Stop Hobby & Toy, Inc. is a family orientated hobby and toy store that has been serving the Metro Detroit community since 1970! Find a wide variety of toys for kids of all ages and interests.
- Mindo-Kittens: My First Logic Game ($10)
- World Map in the Tub Bath Toy ($16)
- Think Fun Roll & Play Game ($20)
- Shake & Match Shape Sorter ($25)
- Roller Coaster Challenge Logic Game ($30)
My Urban Toddler // 2465 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
My Urban Toddler is a rewarding destination for families who are expecting or have children ages 0-12! Find the perfect outfit for pregnant mamas, babies and kids and LOTS of fun toys and accessories.
- Field Agent Spy Watch ($20)
- Manhattan Toy Bumper Cars ($20)
- Mermaid Blanket ($34)
- Zubels Katlyn ($35)
- Tea Collection Panda Pal Graphic Pajamas ($43)
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ABOUT CARRIE BUDZINSKI
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..