My Holiday Gift Guide for Kids – What to Get Your Kids at Block Thirty Seven

Disclosure: Thank you Block 37 for sponsoring this post. All photos and opinions expressed herein are my own.

I have a confession….I love spending my lunch breaks shopping at Block 37 because it’s conveniently located in downtown Chicago, and it has all the stores I like to shop at. So it’s only natural that I do my holiday shopping there as well!

Block 37 is a shopping, dining and entertainment experience in the heart Chicago – all in one building so you never have to outside in the chilly weather! Block 37 is located in a vibrant area of downtown Chicago on State Street with popular national retailers and small, local businesses alike. There’s something for the whole family!

The twins blending in at the Squishable pop up

I took the family to Block 37 this weekend to get some holiday gift ideas for kids – Luke, the twins, and our nieces and nephews. We let Luke pick out what he wanted and what he wanted to give his cousins and snapped some pictures so we can 1) remember what he picked, 2) get an idea of what he wanted and 3) send them to family members letting them know what was on his wish list. And it helped me put together a great gift guide for kids at Block 37!

My Holiday Gift Guide for Kids at Block 37

We stopped by three stores at Block 37 and found some really fun and cute holiday gift ideas for kids – The Disney Store, the Squishable Pop-Up Store, and Carpe Librum Used Book Store. Below are our picks from each of the stores.

Gifts for Kids Who Love Everything Disney – The Disney Store

Gifts for Kids Who Love Plush Toys – Squishable (Pop Up Store)

If you haven’t heard of Squishable or hugged one before, come check out these soft, fun, cute and huggable plush toys at the pop up store on the third floor! The twins love to hug anything that is soft. There are so many fun plush toys to choose from, it was hard to decide!

Gifts for Kids Who Love to Read – Carpe Librum Bookstore

Carpe Librum Bookstore is a unique pop-up not-for-profit book store where all CDs, books, DVDs, and vinyl records are donated by the public and sold for $6 and under. All proceeds go directly into the work of Turning the Page, a non-profit organization working in North Lawndale. This is such a great cause!

The pop up book store is located on the Pedway and has a great selection of children’s books as well as books for adults. The children’s book selection is at the back of the store and Luke went right for the Captain Underpants book.

Block 37 Holiday Giveaway

We also snapped a few family pictures at the Instagrammable Wall in Bay 3 of Block 37’s Pop-Up Market while looking for holiday gifts for the kids. GIVEAWAY: Snap a photo at the installation, follow and tag @BlockThirtySeven on Instagram and use the hashtag #HolidaysatBlock37 to be automatically entered to win one of three (3) $250 gift cards to the Block 37 retailer of your choice! Full rules and regulation can be found here.

Happy shopping and snapping!

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