It's holiday shopping season! If that fills you with dread rather than excitement, we're here to help! Columbus is full of great boutiques and shops that offer items to fit even the most difficult-to-buy-for people on your list. Over the next few weeks, we'll show you how to find the right gift for every person on your list. Today, we'll start with kids. Kids are usually pretty easy to buy for - but if you want to go beyond a gift card or

Team Chipmunk

One great local retailer is Team Chipmunk , which operates an online store and can be found at some craft fairs around town. Team Chipmunk creates cute clothes for kids and babies, made completely with recycled/upcycled fabrics, there's a perfect fit for the fashion-forward tykes on your list.

Team Chipmunk

Helen Winnemore's , in German Village, is a fine-crafts boutique that has a wide range of jewelry, ceramics, turned wood and fabric-art, and is always a good spot for browsing during the holidays. If you venture upstairs, there's a veritable treasure trove of hand crafted kids toys, with a focus on toys that have a learning component. From hand carved wooden puzzles to dollhouse china and plush toys.

Helen Winnemore's

Loot , a homegoods boutique in the Short North, has a great kids section at the back of the store. Studded with crib bedding, cute baby and toddler clothes, creative books and old-fashioned toys, something will be sure to catch your eye. Better yet, Loot has a 20% off one item coupon!

Loot

Do you have any favorite spots for kids' gifts in Columbus?

Loot