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Shop Local for the Kids in Your Life

by Morgan Hoffman

With so many toys and gadgets out there, where do you even begin Christmas shopping for the kids? Skip the big box stores and start with Genesee County’s local businesses!

 

When you shop locally, you’re building community, supporting your neighbors and receiving quality products. Here are some of the local businesses you can support this holiday shopping season.

 

 

Adam Miller Toy & Bicycle is a charming hometown toy store in Batavia that will remind you of a bygone era. For over 100 years, Adam Miller has offered classic toys that don’t require batteries. That’s right – not one toy in the store requires batteries! Kids will find entertainment in everything from board games and bikes to Slinkys, pogo sticks, puzzles galore, model cars and more. Ditch technology this Christmas and give the kids in your life a classic gift that will never become outdated!

 

Norton's Chizzelwood in Alexander has quality, handmade gifts that can be handed down for generations. Give the kid in your life a gift that will last, whether it be a desk or vanity, unique 4-in-1 flip chair or rocker. The best part is, rockers can be individually personalized, making your kid feel extra special this Christmas!

 

Foxprowl Collectables in Batavia is home to the most eclectic and unique toys and collectibles you’re searching for. You’ll find the perfect gift for the comic book and pop culture lovers here, with hundreds of figures, comics and pop culture items from the 70’s, 80's, 90's to now to choose from. 

 

Want to give the gift that keeps on giving? Consider a season pass or gift certificate to a local kids attraction!

 

House of Bounce is Genesee County’s newest kid’s attraction! It’s a premier children’s indoor play space in Batavia's Harvester Center that offers an interactive place to play, jump, climb and explore. With a rock wall, foam pit, soft play area, sensory bean construction box, large inflatables, video gaming wall, cornhole boards and more, this is the perfect gift for any kid in your life. Especially for the winter months in Western New York!

 

A Six Flags Darien Lake Theme Park season pass is the perfect gift for the thrill-seeking kids in your life. The 1,200 acre theme park in Corfu boasts seven world-class roller coasters, more than 45 family friendly rides and the region's largest waterpark, including a giant wave pool, lazy river, water slides, cabanas and large interactive kiddie waterpark!

 

The David McCarthy Memorial Ice Arena in Batavia has single and family season passes that would make the perfect gift for the active kid or family in your life! With a standard NHL size rink, it’s Genesee County’s only indoor ice rink. Skaters can hit the ice for open skate or skate and shoot.

 

The Art of Mandy in LeRoy offers weekly classes hosted by an art instructor. Get the kids using their creative side by gifting a certificate to an instructed class where they can paint in a fun environment.

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