Each week, Buy D.C. will highlight shops and items you can only find in the D.C. area, featuring different goods from different shops all around the city, curated by 94.7 Fresh FM co-host and CityShopGirl.com owner Kelly Collis.
Whether you’re trying to entertain your out-of-town guest’s kids or your own, let the tykes get their energy out with bowling and bocce. While you sip a cocktail. Bowling and bocce games start at $5. Pinstripes, 1064 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 625-6500
How Now Bao Bao
Relive your visit to D.C.’s plumpest little attraction with a plush stuffed animal. Stuffed jumbo panda, $79.99. Sullivan’s Toy, 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 362-1343
A Familiar Ring
Tear your kids away from the iPad long enough to introduce them to a relic from the olden days, when toys didn’t have touch screens and you had to walk five miles in the snow just to get to them—you know, before global warming. Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robot, $55. Miss Pixies, 1626 14th St. NW. (202) 232-8171
Training wheels and basket complete this first bike for the little girl in your life. Next thing you know she’ll be all grown up and complaining about taxis making U-turns in the Pennsylvania Avenue bike lanes. Girl’s bike with training wheels, $210. The Bike Rack, 1412 Q St. NW. (202) 387-2453
Photos by Kelly Collis