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Ultimate Chicago Gift Guide: Robot Turtles

Eating local is all the rage. Why not shop local too?

Check back here every day for a classically Chicagoan take on the holiday gift guide. Here, you’ll find either a sophisticated or fun holiday gift item made by a Chicagoan, produced by Chicagoans, inspired by Chicagoans or sold by a really cool Chicago store.

FOR THE PRESCHOOLER THAT PREFERS COMPUTER PROGRAMMING:

ROBOT TURTLES!

Toys that nurture the STEM fields, science, technology, engineering and math, are all the rage nowadays. Take a look at this cool, Kickstarter-backed board game that teaches preschoolers the fundamentals of computer programming. It’s not an app. This game actually encourages family interaction while still teaching kids why it’s cool to be a “maker.”The robot turtles game, $24.99, can be found at Timeless Toys, 4749 N. Lincoln What’s ultra cool about this independent store is its emphasis on educational, old-fashioned and wooden toys. NEED MORE GIFT IDEAS? Click here.

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The Essential Statement Shirt

Toys for Smart Kids

Cool Cell Phone Gear