This year we are trying to make gift-giving a little easier with our Top Five Gift Ideas selected by Hicklebee’s owner Monica Holmes and her niece Kaela Mancuso. This list is more than just a toy list; these items encourage creativity, problem-solving, and adventure. If you are looking for something different please call the store during business hours and our friendly staff can help you find the perfect holiday gifts. Happy Shopping!

*Please note: Non-book items are not eligible for media mail shipping.



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1. Magna-Tiles Eric Carle Brown Bear, Brown Bear


For Young Children

This 3D magnetic building set features one of our favorite literary characters – Brown Bear, Brown Bear. Read the book and then let your favorite preschooler interact and build with the fun Magna-Tiles.

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2.Hape Adventure Van


Ages 4 and up

Van Life! Who doesn’t want to hop in a van right now and go for an adventure? Since traveling is limited this year kids can pretend they are on the road with this easy-to-carry van that comes with dolls and accessories.

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3.Crazy Aaron Thinking Putty Glow Jingle


Ages 5 and up

It’s been a tough year, relax with a sticky/glittery ball of Jingle Thinking Putty. It’s also a good way to inspire curiosity and wonder as kids twist and fold the mysterious substance. 10 cm Tin.

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4.Space Exploration Memory & Matching Game


Ages 4 and up

With all of the SpaceX launches happening lately, kids and adults are bound to have more questions about space exploration. This lovely game by Eeboo, with charming illustrations by Kelsey Oseid, is a great way to learn more about the planets in our solar system, their moons, and the science behind space travel.

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5.Forensic Science Lab


Ages 8 and up

For those interested in crime fiction and tv shows. Find out what's like to be a real detective with this kit by Wild Science that the whole family can enjoy. 

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