The holiday season is an exciting time for everyone, but especially children. However, getting the right gift for your child or grandchild can be challenging, to say the least. Millie & Mox Children’s Boutique (www.millieandmox.com) is pleased to offer the Austin Kid’s Directory a helpful children shopping guide in an attempt to reduce the buying stress and bring smiles to your kids on that special day. Millie has broken down this guide by both age (0-12 years old) and gender to make your shopping a little easier. All of these items featured below are in-stock in our store and we offer complimentary gift wrapping on all merchandise. If you have any questions about a particular product or would like to place an item on hold, please contact us at 512-377-1142 or drop by our store, located at the entrance to Steiner Ranch.
Millie & Mox is also hosting the 3rd annual Santa’s Workshop at from 11am-5pm on December 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th and 20th – 23rd! Tickets are $10 for a picture with Santa, a gift from Santa and holiday refreshments. There will also be special sales during the Workshop! Happy Holidays from Millie and her dog Mox.
1) Crocodile Xylophone from Skip*Hop, $32
This Crocodile Xylophone is bound to become one of your baby’s favorite toys! Not only is it a musical toy with an attached mallet (no missing pieces with this one!), it also serves as a pull toy to tag along with your child throughout their daily adventures.
2) Gentle Giraffe On The Go from Cloud-B, $29
The Gentle Giraffe is a sweet present that any parent would love as much as their child. Sized perfectly for family trips, this giraffe helps recreate bedtime routines away from home with its four peaceful sounds. Winner of the iParenting Media Award, the Gentle Giraffe On the Go is a perfect gift for that jet-setting family with little ones. Features a removable sound box, auto shut-off and 2 AA batteries.
3) First Keys from Green Toys, $9.99
A perfect stocking stuffer for your baby, the First Keys from Green Toys are an eco-friendly spin on a classic toy. The keys feature different textures and colors to stimulate your baby and invoke their inquisitive sides while also being BPA and PVC free!
1) Hammer & Saw Tool Bench from Melissa & Doug, $32
This classic Melissa & Doug piece features 5 wooden tools and 26 building pieces. This toy is sure to keep your child’s little hands busy while helping to teach sorting, matching and counting skills.
2) My Own Mailbox from Melissa & Doug, $19.99
This wooden mailbox that your child can decorate to their heart’s delight is an awesome gift. Like all Melissa & Doug toys, this wooden mailbox encourages imaginative play as well as pre-literacy skills.
3) Santa Claus Magnetic Pretend Play Set from Melissa & Doug, $16.50
This Magnetic Pretend Play Set from Melissa & Doug is a perfect gift that will entertain your child throughout all of those holiday car rides and flights. Featuring 21 magnetic pieces of clothing, your child can dress Santa in everything from his classic red and white suit to a hockey uniform! Let their imagination run wild and be sure pick up the Santa Claus Magnetic Pretend Play Set.
1) Folding Medieval Castle from Melissa & Doug, $79
This Medieval Castle is great for hours of make believe and includes a drawbridge and dungeon! A bestseller from Melissa & Doug, the set inspires creative play and folds nicely for compact storage. Definitely don’t pass this up this Christmas!
2) Giant Keyboard Playmat from Charm Company, $89
Just like in the movie “Big,” this keyboard playmat is bound to give your child a memorable experience on Christmas morning! Hop on it as a family or let them have a solo!
3) Night Zone Light Up Football from Toysmith, $19
This Night Zone Light Up Football is the perfect gift for the kid who never wants to come inside at the end of the afternoon! Play catch in the dark and build lasting memories with this battery operated football.
1) Lego City Forest Police Station Set from LEGO, $89
The Lego City Forest Police Station Set features 633 pieces and will inspire hours of imaginative building and re-building! We love these giant LEGO sets as Christmas gifts because of the versatility of the pieces. This is a must have for your little builder.
2) Elite Clone Trooper & Droid Battle Pack from LEGO, $22
While we have to wait a whole year for the new Star Wars movie, your child doesn’t have to wait to play with their favorite characters – LEGO style! This set includes 98 pieces and works well with any Star Wars or LEGO sets their currently have in their collection. The box is also compact enough to work as a stocking stuffer!
3) Physics & Forces Science Kit from Little Labs, $19.00
If your child is already a budding scientist or inquisitive in general, this Physics & Forces Science Kit will keep their little hands busy for hours! They’ll learn all about energy, force and motion in a creative and hands-on way. Use this toy as a bonding activity during Winter Break this year!
1) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ninja Race Set from Carrera, $99
The perfect gift for your favorite racer, this remote controlled Teenage Mutant Ninja Race Set from Carrera is going to absolute make their Christmas morning. Even Dad will want to join in on the fun!
2) Remote Controlled Buggy from Carrera, $59
Featuring high speeds (up to 7.5 MPH!), a turbo charger and a long running time, this Career RC Buggy is the ultimate gift this season. In stock in both red and blue!
3) Remote Controlled Green Chopper from Carrera, $89
This remote controlled Green Chopper from Carrera is great for beginner RC enthusiasts. Suitable for indoor flights and featuring a USB charger, make sure your little pilot gets this chopper under their tree this year!
Ages 0-24 Months:
1) Twilight Ladybug from Cloud-B, $34
This ladybug is such a thoughtful gift for both children and parents alike! By projecting a magical starry night sky onto ceilings and walls, the Twilight Ladybug eases children’s fear of the dark while also soothing them to sleep. Winner of the Parent-Tested, Parent-Approved Award. 3 AAA batteries are included as well as a storybook.
2) Flip Fish from Melissa & Doug, $19.00
The Flip Fish from Melissa & Doug is a beloved multi sensory toy featuring bright, bold colors and patterns. It crinkles, squeaks and has hidden pictures and mirrors to encourage the baby to explore! This makes a wonderful gift as its use can change as the baby develops.
3) Santa Socks and Pacifier Clip Set from Mudpie, $14.50
This adorable set works great as a stocking stuffer or as a little something to the baby in your life. “My First Christmas” is spelled out in cursive on the ribbon of the pacifier clip which coordinates with the precious polka dot and bow socks.
Ages 2-4 Years:
1) Wooden Slice & Bake Christmas Cookie Set from Melissa & Doug, $22
This classic set from Melissa & Doug helps teach basic shape and color recognition while staying in the holiday spirit! The set includes 12 cookies, 12 cookie toppings, an oven mitt, spatula, knife, cookie tray and cookie tube.
2) My First Corolle “Bebe Calin” Doll from Corolle, $49.50
Christmas is a great time to get your child a doll they can cherish forever. My First Corolle dolls feature sleeping eyes, are hand washable and are the perfect size for little ones. The dolls also feature a light vanilla scent making each hug a sweet memory for your child.
3) Honeybake Mixer Set from Le Toy Van, $59
The Honeybake Mixer Set is an awesome gift for any little one! This wooden set with light, pastel features will work well with any kitchen or playhouse. The set includes a mixer, flour box, sugar box, wooden milk jug and an egg that cracks. The Honeybake Mixer Set will definitely make your child’s eyes light up on Christmas morning.
Ages 4-6 Years:
1) Hi-Rise Dollhouse from Melissa & Doug, $149.99
This is the ultimate wooden dollhouse for your little one this Christmas! The entire set comes with three people and fifteen pieces of furniture to get your child’s imagination going. This is one of our favorite big Christmas presents in the store this season! Pick it up and watch your child’s eyes light up on Christmas morning.
2) Sands Alive Sweet Shoppe from Play Visions, $32
With easy clean-up and the assurance of multiple uses, the Sands Alive! Sweet Shoppe set is a wonderful gift this season. Watch your child’s imagination soar with hours of make believe thanks to the easy molding sand.
3) Calico Critters Burger Cafe Playset, $59.95
This Calico Critters Burger Cafe Playset is a must have this year if your child is into the other Calico Critters collections! The set includes everything from mini burgers and french fries to a cash register for your child’s critters! Endless hours of make believe and fun await once this set ends up under your Christmas tree.
Ages 6-8 Years:
1) Cinderella’s Romantic Castle Set from LEGO, $59
The new Cinderella movie doesn’t come out until March, but your little one can still put together and play with this amazing castle set this Christmas! Featuring 646 pieces, this set will be sure to spark her imagination and bring hours of creative play when she unwraps the Romantic Castle Set this year.
2) Wooden Multi-Craft Weaving Loom from Melissa & Doug, $34
Perfect for your little designer, this easy to use Weaving Loom will help their imagination run wild while they craft a scarf, bag or whatever their heart desires! This award winning best-seller is bound to sell out so make sure to pick it up ASAP!
3) LOL Schleppbag from Trumpette, $22
This super cute bag from Trumpette is sure to make your little one LOL this year. Stuff it with accessories for a fun surprise on Christmas morning.
Ages 8-12 Years:
1) Mini Melissa Campana Flats in Glitter Pink from Melissa, $52
If your child is already a budding fashionista or dress-up fanatic, these shoes will make her eyes light up this Christmas. A best-seller in our store, the Mini Melissa Campanas have a big-girl feel while still being glitzy and fun. These are certainly a must have in every little girl’s closet.
2) Sporty Dance Duffel from 3C4G, $29
For your dancer on the run, this sporty duffel is the perfect gift to keep them organized for rehearsals and recitals! Fill it with treats for an added bonus!
3) Friendship Bracelet Kit from Worldwide Co., $14
This stocking stuffer will be the perfect activity for your daughter and her BFFs this year! The set comes with 12 different color yarns, safety pins and an instruction booklet for 5 different designs and patterns.