2014 Holiday Gift Guide

. December 1, 2014.


Ever feel overwhelmed when it comes to getting the perfect gift? Ann Arbor Family removes the stress of wondering whether your little ones, parents or friends will love what they unwrap. Our Holiday Gift Guide provides ideas for how to bring smiles to everyone’s face this Christmas.

My Urban Toddler

7025 Michigan Ave., Saline,

3010 Washtenaw Ave. Suite 107, Ann Arbor,

My Urban Toddler is focused on providing the “wow” experience for local families! This includes genuinely caring, listening and acknowledging customers when they choose to shop with them. Their staff is fully knowledgeable about products so they can be truly helpful when you’re trying to pick the perfect holiday gift. Fun sales on all merchandise including breast pumps, kids’ winter crafts (marshmallow building, noodle chains, card making), and free gift wrapping will be available. With great deals and a promise to be sensitive to customer’s time, they are your one-stop shop for smiles this Christmas. See website for dates and times.

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Among Friends Baking Mixes

3660 Plaza Dr. Suite 4, Ann Arbor

Among Friends handcrafted baking mixes are the perfect way to spread holiday cheer—and glorious whole grain taste. Choose from eight mixes, five gluten-free mixes and four classic whole wheat mixes. Your family and friends will love having pantry-ready, lower sugar mixes on hand for neighbors and guests, or just to indulge themselves.

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Elephant Ears

415 N. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor

A neighborhood door to a world of giving! The Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop, a non-profit resale shop benefiting Ann Arbor Public School students, sells quality donations—clothing, furniture, household items, knick-knacks, art, accessories, vintage items, and more—giving back to your community! Shop, donate and support AAPS!

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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

220 E. Ann St., Ann Arbor

When you think of toys, do you think of FUN? Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum does, too…but they also think of psychology, engineering, and math! Join them as they use toys to explore physics, challenge with logic puzzles, and test perceptions of how the world works. Daily performers add to the fun, so check out their events calendar for a complete schedule! Friday, December 26 through Sunday, January 4 from 10am to 4pm (except for Sundays, and Thursday, January 1) Hands-On Holiday will be offered from noon to 4pm. Activities included with Museum admission at no additional charge. Admission is free for members and children under 2 years old, and $12 for ages two and up. Find event info on their free app, available in the iTunes store!

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Boyd’s Retro Candy Store

954 Phillips Ave., Toledo

The ultimate treat for every sweet tooth is a trip to Boyd’s Retro Candy Store. The family-owned business is a child’s paradise with a Willy Wonka feel and an endless supply of candy. Holiday gift baskets ($19.99) and retro mesh stockings filled with candy ($9.99) will bring more cheer to homes this December. Make your own candy mix by focusing on specific decades. A very retro way to celebrate the holidays!

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Imagination Station
1 Discovery Way, Toledo

Give the gift of science fun this holiday with a year-long membership to Imagination Station offering unlimited access to the science center, reciprocal membership at over 300 science centers across the country, discounted prices for special exhibit Dinosaurs Unearthed, free Simulator Theater rides, access to special members-only events and discounts for summer camps, the gift shop and the cafe.

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