I took my girls plus two friends to San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. All of us had been to the city a number of times, and we weren't really looking to do the touristy stuff. We sat by the fountains at Yerba Buena Gardens, ate at Mel's Drive-In, visited a Museum of Modern Art exhibit that had been misplaced in the building's current renovation, and slowly moved through Target. Yeah, I know. Target.
Mid-afternoon a cream puff place lured us in, and after we stuffed our faces with whipped cream and custard filling, we strolled outside to find the Museum of Modern Art shop. Oh, be still my beating heart!
I love museum stores!
Museum stores have the coolest stuff. I picked up a few Christmas gifts to put away, a really fabulous map of California to frame, and a beautiful print of San Francisco to hang in our guest room.
I bought the Oblo Sphere Puzzle (affiliate link) for Christian, who's 7. He loved trying to solve it, and after his initial frustration, he got the hang of it and kept with it until he got it done! When an older sibling was having a bit of trouble figuring it out, Christian was pretty pleased with himself that he could coach the older sib.