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 Future Engineer

Automobile Engineer
Combine storybook tales and construction skills and you have this delightful kit for the whole family to tackle together. Follow the journey of two kids and their dad as they travel throughout town, constructing vehicles for the people they meet in the community along the way. Everyone will enjoy this adventure and the challenges that come with it, and the result is some pretty nifty trucks, construction vehicles, cars and more to play with!

Available at:
iSpark Toys
925 NE Orenco Station Loop
Hillsboro
503-207-6570
Online: isparktoys.com

Holiday hours
Daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Dec. 24: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

photo: iSpark Toys

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

– Marianne Walters