Looking for some wow action for under the tree? Worried about packages arriving on time? Look no further! Some of our favorite Baltimore boutiques have great options, and many offer curbside pick-up and wrapping! (Because, let’s face it, we ALL could use more elves in our lives right now. And not the ones who sit on a shelf!)

The Cool List: 12 Local & Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

Micro Kickboard Scooters

Available at Wee Chic Boutique 
Green Spring Station | Lutherville
Website | Facebook | 410-878-7400

Scooters are definitely the coolest way to cruise the neighborhood — and the team at Wee Chic Boutique can help you find the right one for kids ages 1 year (and walking) to 12 years old! We love the 3-in-1 ride-on kit that grows with toddlers through kindergarten. And definitely check out LED options. Stop by their store at Green Spring Station or call or 410-878-7400 to order. Gift wrap available! MORE

Zivko the Robot

Available at Shananigans Toy Shop
Wyndhurst Station | Roland Park
Website | Facebook | 410-532-8384

Is there anything more fun than a robot pal? Kids can challenge Zivko and figure out what it can do — it’s designed to be treated like an adorable smart friend! Create a maze for it to navigate or explore its surroundings and see if it can follow. This is a hands-on STEM experience that your older kids will love (and shhh…. they won’t even know they’re learning!). Yes, Shananigans offers gift wrap! MORE

Llamacorn Kids Paint by Numbers Kits

Available at Found Studio
Located within Red Canoe Cafe | 4337 Harford Rd | Hamilton/Lauraville
Website | Facebook 

We’ve had the year of the unicorn. We’ve had the year of the llama. So it’s only fitting that this year is the year of the llamacorn. This magical paint-by-number set is perfect for quiet afternoons at home. And it’s kid art that will look great on the wall! Each kit includes a great quality template printed canvas, a 4 brush set, handy little pots of acrylic paint, and a map just in case you need to find a number you missed.  Order online and pick-up at Red Canoe. MORE

Big Thinker Box

Available from Thinkery: A Curiosity Studio
Website | Facebook 

Even though our friends at Thinkery have temporarily closed their studio space due to COVID, they are offering amazing take-home kits! Their Big Thinker Box is a 10″x7″x5″ box loaded to the brim with opportunities to stoke your family’s curiosity! While you are at stuck at home, this box will offer a world of possibilities to keep your hands busy so that your mind can be calm. The box will include some variation of: wood, beads, masking tape, glue, paint, stickers, yarn, felt, paper, colors, fabric, and so much more! Use code holiday20 to get 20% off your order. Local pick-up in the Hamilton-Lauraville area available. MORE

Time Telling Game

Available from Becket Hitch
Green Spring Station | Lutherville
Website | Facebook | 410-296-4818

Whether you’re home schooling, hybrid schooling, or schooling at home, you’re probably looking for fun ways to keep the kiddos engaged! Becket Hitch has a great selection of educational games and one of our favorites is the Time Telling Game. It will help kids ages five and up understand phrases like “half past” and make correlations between digital and analog clocks. Plus, it’s super fun! Gift wrap available. MORE

Make Magic Happen Tee

Available from Poppy & Stella
Three Locations: Fells Point, Catonsville, Ellicott City
Website | Facebook |  443-636-5951

Inspire your mini-me to dream — and spread a little sparkle — with this eco-friendly tee! Sizes 2T through youth medium are available. MORE

Rock and Roll It Rainbow Piano

Available from aMuse Toys
1623 Thames Street | Fells Point
Website | Facebook | 410-342-5000

The perfect gift for aspiring musicians  (especially if your house doesn’t have space for a piano). The Rock and Roll It Rainbow piano is a new colorful twist on the award-winning flexible piano. Made of a flexible silicon rubber material, you can roll it up and carry it with you wherever you go. It comes with 49 standard keys, multiple keyboard tones and demo songs, record and playback, echo/sustain, built-in speaker with volume control, and an audio output. aMuse Toys offers curbside pick-up and wrapping! MORE

Klickity

Available from Pied Piper Kids
Village of Cross Keys | Baltimore
Website | Facebook | 410-435-2676

Need something for the littlest loves in your life? Klickity is what you’re looking for! Little hands can push, spin, rattle, click, and discover. Sensory fun for hours, promise. MORE

Dinosaur Dirt and Unicorn Dust

Available from 2910 on the Square
2910 O’Donnell Street | Canton
Website | Facebook | 410-675-8505

Bath salts! Who doesn’t love bath salts? Your kids are going to want to hop in the tub with these fun bath salts available at 2910 on the Square.  5″ by 8″ pouches not  only have vibrant colors, they also put on a great show! Each pouch contains 12 oz of bath salts as well as two trinkets. Gift wrap available for a $1/item donation to a select charity. MORE

Brand New Noise – Space Oddity (Bowie Edition)

Available at Tortuga
4717A Harford Road | Hamilton/Lauraville
Website | Facebook | (410) 291-9091

Big kids and little kids and kids at heart will love this! Record your voice in all its glory and unique weirdness. Play it back with pitch control to explore outrageous highs and lows. Flip the switch to keep the fun on repeat. Space Oddity is a tribute to the late great David Bowie. MORE

RikRack Mini Embroidery Kit: Cat and Dog

Available at Domesticity
4313 Harford Rd | Hamilton/Lauraville
Website | Facebook | 443-885-0369

Whimsical and fun! These mini kits are fantastic for beginner embroiderers. Each come with materials to make two 3″ hoops. Kits contain: two 3″ hoops, 1 chenille needle, embroidery floss, two pre printed fabric squares, instruction sheet packed in a gift box. MORE

Simona the Sloth

Available at Karma Fashion Boutique
1500 Riderwood Drive | Lutherville
Website | Facebook | 410-832-3650

Honestly, what is cuter than this deluxe 18″ sloth that’s just waiting for a hug? Perfect snuggle buddy for all of the kids in your life! MORE