Shop The DoSeum to Add Smiles, Fun, and Learning to Your Gift List

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If you’ve ever wondered how Santa’s elves get their shopping done, look no further than The DoSeum. Shop The DoSeum for smiles, fun, and learning. You can’t go wrong with gifts hand-selected by the people who know how to combine fun and learning better than anyone!

Wait, shopping at The DoSeum? YES! Located in the museum’s main lobby, no admission fee is required to shop The DoSeum Store, but the squeals and laughter you’ll hear will make you want to bring your children for a day of play. The joy of The DoSeum extends to the store, where you’ll find toys that mirror the museum’s galleries. Whether it’s STEM, the arts, robotics, or literacy, the museum’s store offers unique, fun, and educational award-winning toys to bring the fun home.

Releasing its second annual gift list just in time for the holidays, The DoSeum’s selections extend The DoSeum experience. Considering how much fun a visit to The DoSeum is, that’s saying a lot. But the gift options on The DoSeum’s shelves are sure-fire hits. From storytimes to tinkering, these educational toys provide hours of powerful play and make the perfect gifts for this holiday season (or year-round—it really is an awesome go-to for any smile-inducing gift need), so shop The DoSeum to score gifts they’ll play with long after the wrapping is gone.

At the top of the list: storytime! The Toniebox Starter Set is a new audio system designed for little listeners. Turn it on, pop a Tonie on top and let the audio adventure begin! The bonus is that Tonies are play figures that when placed on top of the system, kids get to hear a different story. It means that your littles can pick what they want to hear (again and again and again) and the Toniebox is soft enough to snuggle with. You can find a selection of Tonies at The DoSeum, too, so you can add stories to the starter set. Score!

If sparking young imaginations is your aim, look no further. You’ll find STEM toys to inspire, like Snap Circuits for future engineers to build and play. Science is wrapped in creative play solutions that range from the science behind bubbles to building your own robots and heading into space. And an array of dinos, including a Mix and Match Dinosaurs game, ensures gifts for future paleontologists, too.

The store also sports a fantastic array of Melissa & Doug brand toys that never fail to entertain, including Melissa & Doug play rugs that serve as a fun addition to any playroom. While future architects and engineers will love the Magna-Tiles and the Great Engineering Treehouse Adventure. If all of the above sounds amazing, download the full gift list then start a curbside order.

Want to explore beyond the gift list? You can do that from home thanks to a virtual tour! The store also features delightful and unique gift finds, including fantastic puppets and stuffed animals, making it fun to browse and discover new treasures. Everything you see can be ordered and picked up, which makes me think that perhaps The DoSeum has a few of Santa’s elves on the payroll.

If you want to stop by, The DoSeum Store is open the same hours as The DoSeum itself.  So shop online, or stop by and let your inner child do the shopping. There’s no shame in wanting to have a little fun and no need to look around and make sure no one notices you playing pretend—it’s OK to play along, too!

And while The DoSeum gift list is a wonderful guide, don’t stop there. The DoSeum Store stocks toys and small electronics found in big box stores but removes the hassle of crowds (YAY!), and purchases support The DoSeum and its impact within the community. Scoring the perfect gifts and doing good at the same time? That definitely puts you on the Nice List.

An Army brat who came to Texas for college and ultimately managed to make the Lone Star State her permanent home, Dawn became a mom “AMA” (advanced maternal age), giving her the opportunity to use a stroller vs. a walker as she navigates the world of motherhood. Her growing up way too fast native Texan loves all things Star Wars, Legos, dinosaurs and keeping his parents on their toes. When she’s not busy parenting the original strong-willed child, Dawn runs Tale to Tell Communications, a San Antonio-based PR and marketing agency. An award-winning writer, Dawn also contributes to San Antonio Woman, Rio Magazine and Texas Lifestyle Magazine. She and her family enjoy exploring all that San Antonio has to offer, going on adventures and playing tourist together as much as possible. Favorite Restaurant: Clementine Favorite Landmark: The beauty of the River Walk, especially La Villita Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Celebrating anything and everything with color, music and food