You planned on completing your holiday shopping early in the season this year. Your sister has been done for months and your best friend did her shopping over the summer, right? We understand that sometimes life gets in the way and best-laid plans don’t pan out quite like we thought they would. Don’t panic! We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite local shops and their top recommendations for last-minute shopping for the littles in your life.

For the Builder at Heart

Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks
Tegu Magnetic Blocks are perfect for kids of all ages (even the grown-ups!) providing hours of endless fun and countless possibilities for building. They're great for new and seasoned builders alike, so the big sibs and littles can definitely play together with these. With tons of options for set sizes and piece shapes, starting at $25 and up to $110, you can start big or small and grow your collection over time.

Available at:
4029 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Holiday hours
Tue.-Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sun. 12-5 p.m.
Closed Mondays
Dec. 24: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

photo: Seahorses PDX

Have any other last-minute gift suggestions that can be picked up locally? Let us know in the comments below.

– Marianne Walters