2022 Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts for Kids, Tweens and Teens

This holiday season, we selected a range of gifts for the little kids, tweens and teens in your life.

Timeless Toys – Playmobil Porsche 911 Carera RS 2.7, $79.99
A Best of 2022 Winner – Best Toy Store, City

4749 N Lincoln Ave.

For ages 5+, the sports car comes complete with two 3-inch figures and the accessories kids need for a sporty good time.

MCA Store Rainbow BAJO Blocks, $60

220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago

Offering endless possibilities for imaginative play, the handmade blocks are an adorable addition to any playroom.

Target: Rats, The Board Game, $45

Wicker Park, 5226 N. Clark St
Chicago, 1371 N. Milwaukee Ave.

In this board game for ages 10+, you fight to become Da Big Cheese to control Rat City at the heart of the underground. Created by Chicago-based Transit Tees, you will be playing as the head of a family of rats trying your best to survive. Just remember — in the big city, a rat can meet danger around every corner!

Smaller Things Chicago Pajamas, $42


Designed in Chicago, Smaller Things Chicago Pajamas celebrate our favorite city. The print includes the “L”, The Art Institute of Chicago’s Lions, a Chicago-style hot dog, and more. Even better, they are made from organic cotton.

LEGO® Ideas The Office, $119.99

Water Tower Place, 835 N Michigan Ave

For ages 18+, this new set from LEGO® lets you recreate our favorite workplace sitcom, right down to the details. From the the reception desk to Michael Scott’s office, the 1,164-piece set is packed with hundreds of opportunities to recreate your favorite “The Office” moments.

Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony – Cargo Toy, $23.50
A Best of 2022 Winner – Best Kids Clothing, Suburbs

1901 Central Street, Evanston

Sustainable and eco-friendly, this adorable Cargo Truck is also a nine-part puzzle that encourages early childhood development of problem solving, creative play, and fine-motor skills in kids aged 3+.

Stoney Clover Lane x STAR WARS™ Grogu™ Plush Fanny Pack, $158

This adorable piece is the perfect size to wear as a crossbody or around the waist. Made of plush velvet, you can accessorize with patches to make it your own as well.

Bounce Battle Game, $29.99

Papersource, 2100 Central St, Evanston

Gift this family party game that gets the fun off to a bouncing start. The object is to bounce the balls into the wooden game cube, or you can take shots against an opponent or work on solo bounces. 

The Children’s Gift Shop – Balance Jousting Set, $64.99
A Best of 2022 Winner, Kids Toy Store – Suburbs

310 Happ Rd #128, Northfield 

Challenge a friend to step onto the balance boards with you, hold your “boppers” ready, and go! This is a great oversized activity for contenders from 3+ to adult.

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