Seacoast Local Gift Guide for Babies through Elementary Schoolers

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It’s that time of year again! When December rolls around and the holidays grow near – it’s time to do some serious gift shopping. Luckily, we live on the Seacoast and have tons of wonderful local options to choose from. And this year, it’s especially important to remember to support our hometown businesses. 

Our gift ideas from these local gems couldn’t be better. With great price points and all items available for online shopping – we’ve got you covered!  Here are some of our favorites selections to help make your shopping a breeze this holiday season. 

Local Gift Guide for Babies

Nellie Moose Softie for $19.99 at Diversions Puzzles and Games in Portsmouth.
Zutano Fleece Booties for $21.95 at Lively Kids in Newburyport. 
That’s Not My Kitten for $9.99 at Noggin Factory! in Dover.
Puppet Buddies Elephant Hand Puppet for $11.99 at Noggin Factory! in Dover. 
Tiny Love Meadow Days Super Mat for $39.99 at Baby Go Round in Hampton Falls.
GunaPod Sleep Sack for $49.99 at Baby Go Round in Hampton Falls.
Activity Loops for $21.99 at Island Treasure Toys in Kennebunkport.
What Does Ducking Like? Touch and Feel Board Book for $8.99 at Water Street Bookstore in Exeter.
Re-Play Teething Keys Toy for $4.99 at Baby Go Round in Hampton Falls.
Vintage Deer Fair Isle Zip Footie for $36.00 at Lively Kid in Newburyport.

Local Gift Guide for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Fat Brain Toys Timber Tots Treehouse for $49.99 at Baby Go Round in Hampton Falls.
BRIO My First Railway Track for $52 from Treehouse Toys in Portsmouth.
Stuffed Care Bears for $9 at Treehouse Toys in Portsmouth.
Primary Lacing Beads for $13.99 at Island Treasure Toys in Kennebunkport. 
Bath Crayons for $7.95 at Kennebunk Toy Co. in Kennebunk.
Ocean Animals Memory Game for $20.00 at Kit Supply + Co. in Kittery.
My Storymaker – The Wonder of Imagination for $31.95 at Kennebunk Toy Co. in Kennebunk.
Glow Pals Light Up Cube for $10.00 at Baby Go Round in Hampton Falls. 
My First Camera for $32.99 at Island Treasure Toys in Kennebunkport.
Kidoozie Animal Adventure Truck for $37.95 at Kennebunk Toy Co. in Kennebunk.

Local Gift Guide for Elementary Schoolers

Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcake Game for $19.99 at Diversions Puzzles and Games in Portsmouth.
Classic Medium Creative Lego Brick Box for $40 at Treehouse Toys in Portsmouth. 
Mudpie Chef Dress Up Set for $38 at Baby Go Round in Hampton Falls.
Create With Clay Dinosaurs for $16.99 at Noggin Factory! in Dover.
Year of Kindness Calendar for $29 at Diversions Puzzles and Games in Portsmouth.
Upside Down Magic Series Paperback Books for $5.99 each at Water Street Books in Exeter.
Secret Agent Invisible Ink Pen for $6.95 at Kennebunk Toy Co. in Kennebunk.
Peppermint Snow Tube for $29.99 at Island Treasure Toys in Kennebunkport.
DIY Solitary Bee Habitats for $29.99 at Diversions Puzzles and Games in Portsmouth. 
Craft-tastic I Love Mermaids Kit for $19.99 at Diversions Puzzles and Games in Portsmouth. 
Craft-tastic Jr Wall Sticker Playhouse for $19.99 at Diversions Puzzles and Games in Portsmouth.

Local Gift Guide for Experiences

Dance Innovations Dance Center 

Dance Innovations Dance Center in Greenland.

Give the gift of dance this holiday season! Dance Innovations Dance Center in Greenland offers classes for kiddos 18 months and older. Styles of dance include anything you can imagine from ballet, tap, jazz, musical theater, lyrical and more. Three week sessions cost $52 with options for full year classes and even complimentary trial classes to start.

Seacoast Science Center

Seacoast Science Center in Rye.

The Seacoast Science Center in Rye is a great place to learn about the ocean and a yearly membership would make an outstanding gift. Family Memberships start at $90 and includes unlimited free admission to the center and Odiorne Point State Park. Members also enjoy 10% off at the Nature Store, free and discounted programs and events, and more.  You could also gift a single admission which ranges from $5-$10 or a gift card with the amount of your choosing. 

Children’s Museum of New Hampshire

The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover.

The fun never stops at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover! With tons of exhibits including Post Office, Cave Explorers, Dino Detective, and so many more – a membership would make a wonderful gift for your little ones. Yearly membership prices begin at $90 and offer unlimited visits to the museum. 

New Hampshire SPCA

This little cutie is available for adoption at the New Hampshire SPCA in Stratham.

Do your kids dream of having their very own furry family member? Why not make it a reality this holiday and adopt a dog, cat, bunny, or guinea pig from the New Hampshire SPCA in Stratham! Adoption fees range from $425 – $25 depending on the animal you would like to bring home. 

We hope you love our ideas! Do you have any to add to our list? Don’t forget to shop local this holiday season! 

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I’m a Maine native and after a long stretch of time living in Chicago, I feel lucky to again call the Seacoast my home. I currently live in Kennebunk with my husband, two sons, and a spaniel mix who truly believes he is a furry big brother to our boys. I hold a Master of Education degree from the University of Maine and as a certified English and Special Education teacher, a passion of mine has always been helping students and connecting them to reading and writing. Free time is best spent in the sunshine with family and friends, curled up with a good book, eating my husband’s incredible cooking, running the beautiful roads of the Maine and New Hampshire coastlines, or creatively writing for the kids in my life. Being a mom is the most challenging and amazing job I’ve ever had. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

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