This week’s giveaway is for a gift certificate to one of our FAVORITE Tucson stores for kids – Mildred & Dildred!
Tucked away in the La Encantada shopping center, the whimsical turquoise building with bright red doors and airy glass displays is a kid’s dream.
Featuring all the best toys and games for youngsters, Mildred & Dildred is selective about its merchandise. You’ll find rag dolls, puppets, arts & crafts supplies, books by local authors, tea sets, play kitchens, and more.
Though the store isn’t big in space, it makes up for it in character. The employees are helpful, kid-friendly, and “goofy” (their words – not ours). Plus, the store features regular free plays and storytimes on the front lawn. Past favorites have included Pinnochio, The Tortoise & the Hare, Little Red Riding Hood, and the Frog Prince.
Note that the store offers free gift wrapping for any item you purchase in the store – “brown paper packages tied up with string” (name that film).
Shopping for the perfect birthday present? Looking for an interesting place to register for your new baby? Support Mildred & Dildred, a locally-owned toy shop that “believes in the value and importance of imaginative play.”