Holiday wish list

. December 3, 2012.

For the links lover


Is dad an avid golfer? Is mom? Or are you trying to introduce a child to the greatest game in the world? The Polo Fields Golf and Country Club’s Golf Shops offer premier merchandise from the greatest names in the sports, from balls to clubs to apparel. Even in the middle of winter, it’ll make your golfer smile.

The Polo Fields

5200 Polo Fields Dr.


2955 Packard Rd., Ypsilanti



Get rocking and rolling

Give your little one years of fun with this Wishbone Flip Rocker and Ride On, a gift that will grow with them. It starts out as a rocker, but when your child is ready to get mobile, flip the bottom part over so the wheels can meet the pavement! It’s a timeless toy with a modern twist.

Elephant Ears

415 N. Fifth Ave.




Let the show begin


Give the gift of live theater, with tickets to the Michigan Theater’s Not Just For Kids series. These pleasantly short, kinetic musical adaptions of beloved childrens’ books are just the thing to chase away the winter blues and instill a lifelong love of the stage.

Michigan Theater

603 E. Liberty St.



Tasty treasures

Here’s one gift that’s always right — everybody loves cupcakes, so give the gift of sweet satisfaction with a gift card to Just Baked. They’ll be able to pick from over 50 flavors baked fresh daily, along with cookies, scones, munchie mix and more.

Just Baked

2463 W. Stadium Blvd.




The gift of life

Give a nature-lover a gift that truly matters, by adopting a beautiful animal in their name. Leslie Science and Nature Center’s Adopt-a-Raptor program provides support for the center’s predatory bird population, while the recipient receives a photograph and biography of the chosen bird, along with a bumper sticker.

Leslie Science and Nature Center

1831 Traver Rd.




Something to build


You know the Hands On Museum as a beloved destination, but they’ve got plenty of gifts for the curious child as well. Try the Snap Circuits Jr. electronics kit, with over 100 projects for the young learner, from games to alarms to flying saucers. It’s hours of educational fun.

Ann Arbor Hands On Museum

220 E. Ann St.



Nailing the perfect gift

Help someone special look her best with a “Mini-Mani” from zoey + joey children’s hair studio and boutique — a chance for your little one to feel like a pampered princess.

zoey + joey

3260 Washtenaw Ave.





Hot and Ready

Nothing beats a home cooked meal, and you can provide them while staying out of the kitchen yourself, with a gift card from Main Dish Kitchen. They’ll craft a delicious and healthful feast that can be picked up or delivered, and be ready to serve in no time.

Main Dish Kitchen

5060 Jackson Rd.


Outdoor magic

The garden store at Matthaei Botanical Gardens has everything you need to create your own faerie gardens at home! Get bird feeders, lighting, stepping stones and gravel, trellises and everything else to create your magical world.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

1800 N. Dixboro Rd.




The tools to create

Give a craft-loving child all the unique art materials they need, from colorful tubes to self-adhesive foam, plastic caps, ribbons and more. What they can create with these recycled materials is limited only  by imagination!

The Scrap Box

581 State Circle




Dishing out delight

This bright and whimsical serving plate is a perfect hostess gift. There’s no better sentiment for the season, and this cute and practical item is presided over by St. Nick himself.

Rock Paper Scissors

216 S. Main St.




Get wet

Prepare your family for all kinds of weather, with DucKsday outdoor wear from Ann Arbor online retailer Ollie and Stella. Their two-piece rainsuit and fleece do three important jobs for adventurous boys and girls — protect from rain, snow and cold! It’s all your kids will need to get through a Michigan winter and into the spring.

Ollie and Stella Children's Outfitters