Two ways to buy local in Seattle for the holidays


November 14, 2015 by Terumi

seattle with kids at Magic Mouse Toys store

I’m usually ahead of the advent calendar game and get them before Halloween even rolls around but I totally spaced on buying them this year and of course this is the year there is a Lego shortage so maybe that is why it is pretty hard to get the Lego advent calendars anywhere and for a good price even this many days before December. The guys had folded socks on Fridays (my sad attempt at getting them to start doing some ‘chores’ for allowance) to earn money to get the Star Wars one and it seems to be sold out at all the big box stores and even Amazon too!

magic mouse toys is a great store in Seattle

So it was kismet that in our adventures at some point we went to Magic Mouse Toys in Seattle’s Pioneer Square and one of my kids remembered he saw them there. This is such an amazing toy store and it is huge!  We were lucky enough that there are still quite a few Star Wars Lego advent calendars here even though it is a little more expensive than the list price; we paid 56.99 and the list price is 39.99 on the Lego Store website.

star wars advent calendar in seattle

Thankfully we convinced the guys to SHARE this one and I compromised by deciding not to get the spendy one I had my eye on either even though one day I will definitely splurge and enjoy this countdown for one whole delicious month!

vosges advent calendar

At least supporting a local toy store is always a good thing.

And speaking of local, I just heard about a Bainbridge Island company I didn’t know about.  Kickee Pants makes soft looking adorable kids’ clothing and I love that they’re made by a local mom who spent some time on bedrest.  I did some bedrest time too, so of course this made me totally interested in the company.

kickee pants sale on bainbridge island

They have a sale next weekend on samples and clearance on Saturday November 21st 2015 from 8:30-5pm on Bainbridge Island.  We did a bike trip there to Bainbridge Island with the kids this summer and had a great time so it might be fun to try that again if we get some decent weather.  I think we definitely have to get some because it seems like the clouds are pouring out all the rain they can this afternoon.  Anyways, are you looking for advent calendars in Seattle?  And have you heard of Kickee Pants?  I’d love to hear!  Happy weekend!

1 comment »

  1. Thanks for the tip on the toy store near Pioneer Square, I’m going to check that out next time I am downtown.

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