Toward the back right of our shop, tiny voices emitting roars and exclaims of joy can be heard as our smallest patrons discover, learn and play in our kids’ corner. They don’t need the magic of Christmas to venture into the world of imagination where dinosaurs roam free, sharks walk on land, and their newest best friends are an adorable penguin and octopus. CAPERS carries a variety of toys to spark the power of invention in tykes big and small. From RAWR hand puppets to Shapescapes sculptural building pieces to Pebble’s cuddly penguins, or our vibrant fish balls, children will spend hours creating a land of make believe at home.
For budding readers, story time ignites wonder with books such as You Are My Baby Pets by Lorena Siminovich, Octopus Oyster Hermit Crab Snail by Sara Anderson, A Boy and A Bear in A Boat by Dave Shelton, The Wish Tree with words by Kyo Maclear and illustrations by Chris Turnham, or MasterChef Junior Cookbook Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks.
If you’re looking for something eco-minded, drink responsibly with Two’s Company’s Peppermint Twist set of 20 paper straws. The classic candy cane stripes entice kids to sip in a winter wonderland and parents can rest easy that these biodegradable straws won’t break down while in use.
Soft felt ornaments abound this year with bespectacled owls, ballerina mice, winged unicorns, orange-hued foxes, skiing bears, chubby tabby cats and more – perfect for stocking stuffers or collectors.
Swaddle infants in our Heart’s Delight terry cloth towels with fox, bunny and bear faces and ears. We also stock plush fleece blankets, cozy sweaters, colorful outfits and West Seattle onesies and tees in multiple sizes.
Or bring a child’s room décor to life, by adorning the walls with Stacey Sterling’s vivid and friendly wild animals such as giraffes, zebras and hippos painted in acrylic on canvas.
And if you haven’t shared that wish list with Santa yet, stop by each Saturday and Sunday, 9am to Noon through Dec 23 to snap a selfie with your mobile phone and introduce your kids to the true meaning of Christmas – giving back – with a suggested donation of just $15 to benefit the West Seattle Food Bank. Or choose a star from our Hickman House Giving Tree and return an unwrapped gift beneath the tree by Dec 21 to help other children and their families in need.
From brilliant art to inspirational toys to the spirit of giving, CAPERS is sure to have something for all those tots in your life this season.