Some Information For Our Customers About Holiday Shopping This Year
In normal times, this time of year is incredibly special and busy for us. So many of our friends, neighbors, long-time customers, and new friends come through our doors looking for just the right gifts for the children in their lives. We keep the shelves stocked with our favorite items the best we can, wrap a million presents, and enjoy chatting with you all about your holiday plans and helping you pick out gifts.
Our brick and mortar shop closed temporarily in March due to Covid. Luckily, we already had a fully functioning website so we continued to operate, online only. We started doing curbside pickup soon after and many of our local customers have transitioned to shopping online and picking up your order of having it shipped. Because or shop is very small and intimate, we have decided that it is safest for our customers and for us to remain closed for normal in-store shopping until Covid is under control. It's been very sad for us to not be able to welcome you and your children into our special little shop but we feel confident that it's the right thing for us to do.
A lot about this year is actually the same for us. We continue to be quite busy ordering, stocking the shelves, and wrapping presents. We are also doing even more shipping of orders than usual- to places here in Minnesota but also across the country. Recently, we have started taking appointments for private shopping in-store. you can find a place to sign up for a spot on our home page.
Our curbside pickup process is easy! Order online and choose the curbside pickup option at checkout -- don't do express checkout or you might miss the pickup option! We have pickup hours on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. You will receive an email when your order is ready for pickup. You can come by any time during our pickup hours to get your order. Call us when you are outside and we will place your order outside our door for you. Easy! If you need help getting a big order to your car or you have a sleeping baby in a car seat, just ask and well be very happy to bring your order to your car!
If you prefer to have your order shipped--great! We are packing and shipping out orders within three business days...usually faster. Many people are shopping online this year and we anticipate shipping delays. Please shop early to avoid stress. Many systems are stressed from overseas distribution to the postal service. Everyone is doing their best under difficult circumstances.
Last but not least...present wrapping! We are known throughout the land for our very charming gift wrapping! You can choose to have your presents wrapped for a small cost of $1 per item. Choose gift wrapping on the product page of the items you are ordering. If you have an order with lots of gift wrapping, you may need to give us a bit more time to get it ready for pickup or shipping. Again, just wait for that email from us before you head over if you are picking up.