Breaking News: Santa’s workshop is in Calgary!!
There’s a toy store out there so awesome, it actually make me wish I had kids just so I could shop here more. Fortunately, while I love Calgary’s incredible businesses like Livingstone & Cavell, I know my want to support them and have reason to buy really cool toys is a really terrible reason to have children. Lucky for me, I know enough child-like adults that Livingstone & Cavell is still one of my first stops for the most unusual and fun small gifts and stocking stuffers.
From battery powered, cape wearing monkey slingshots that monkey-scream when you shoot them across the room, to little moustache keychains that go “Well, Hello There..” (what else would a moustache say?), to fake vomit, plush microbes ranging from the common cold to the HIV virus, to Dill Pickle and Bacon mints.. I’ve bought every immature-adult-friendly stocking stuffer/gag gift I can find.
While it’s the hokey, fun things that I wind up buying, extraordinary toys is what they specialize in. Antique-style, handmade toys of tin and carved wood. Hand-crafted rocking horses and vintage tricycles – things so extraordinary I’d be scared to even let a child play with them if that wasn’t the very point of their existence.
This is the place to go when you want to find that one toy that will get handed down from generation to generation. I have no doubt that if you bought a child a gift from Livingston and Cavell, they would one day gift it to their own child.
They also have incredible items for the toy collectors out there. If there’s any store that would have a 14K Gold Slinky… this is it. *Spoiler Alert* at the time that I’m writing this review… they have one!