Your little munchkins can be Santa’s toughest customers. Luckily, Westchester’s hottest kid’s boutiques are well-equipped to handle the “best holiday ever” mission. Step into G.Willikers on Katonah Avenue, and you’ll find a store full of toys guaranteed to get their creative juices flowing. “As we move further into the electronic age, our mantra has always been the power of play, which allows children to practice what they have learned, explore the world around them and bring out their innate creativity,” explains G.Willikers owner Meghan Bazaar. She says you can’t go wrong with KEVA Brain Builders (interactive STEM sets), Tegu wooden building blocks, and Squishables, the irresistible and overstuffed pillows shaped like your favorite comfort foods.
If you’ve got a junior bookworm on your hands, head to The Voracious Reader in Larchmont, where the staff has an uncanny ability to recommend the perfect book for kids of any age. We particularly love their Gift Platter, a platter of books accompanied by a small gift, all gorgeously wrapped. You can make the selections yourself, or provide a little input and have the staff do it for you.
Croton-on-Hudson’s Serious Toyz is the perfect place to find a gift for your hipster teen with a taste for anything ironic, vintage, or kitsch. Here you might find a PepsiCo promotional cooler from the 1950s or a Dr. Pepper light-up clock from 1960, not to mention a plethora of cartoon figures, superheroes, and sports memorabilia.
Why should Beyoncé be the only mama to dress her kids in couture? Little Rags & Riches, an Armonk boutique brimming with adorable kiddy couture for boys and girls — including luxury brands like Chloé, Charabia, and Billybandit — is the spot for gifts that will satisfy your fashion-loving youngsters.
Don’t forget the stocking stuffers: Indulge their sweet tooth with a trip to Candy Rox (located in Rye and Bronxville), where you’ll find a buffet of candy and chocolate confections, plus sweets-themed clothing and gifts. If you’d rather keep the dentist happy, stuff their stocking with novelties instead, from Larchmont’s kid’s boutique, three goms (a brand-new location recently opened in Rye), where you will find super-cute pens, notebooks, stickers, and washi tape.