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 Cuddlebug

Prepare for cuteness overload when you see these fuzzy friends. Squishables are the newest stuffed buddies (but we're sure your kiddos have already heard of them) and they're just begging to be hugged. Our favorites are the manatee, cinnamon roll, happy panda and the entire line of comfort foods. Go on, we dare you to make a quick decision without oohing and ahhing over all of them first.

Available at:
Kids at Heart
3445 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Holiday hours
Daily 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Dec. 24: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

photo: Kids at Heart

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

– Marianne Walters