Little ChouxIf Santa’s elves make everything, why do the boxes say “made in China?” my little sister asked me several decades ago. Her prescient question rings more true now than ever, where it seems unlikely that the handiwork of elves had much to do with the toys I see on store shelves.

If you’d like some of the gifts under the tree to look a little more like toys that might have been created in Santa’s workshop, check out this neat little store with gifts and stocking stuffers for all the young kids in your life.

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The mom-owned Little Choux online store is filled with imaginative toys, lovely room decor, and adorable accessories—like our favorite Vs mittens that we discovered this week. And there isn’t a blinky, noisy, battery-operated toy anywhere, though Little Choux does have a finger on the pulse of cool, with toys and crafts by Tegu and GLOB, along with loads more.

Be warned that you can loose a lot of time browsing through this online shop, so my suggestion is to go straight to their neatly arranged Holiday Giving Guide with gifts divided up by age.

There are also ideas for moms-to-be, snazzy accessories for those holiday photos, and a bunch of stocking stuffers like these super-cute Riding Hood Finger Puppets. Pair it with this adorable Puppet Theatre (shown above) and then relax with a cup of eggnog–I’m sure the elves would approve. –Christina

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