About Us

At Creative Kidstuff, our mission is simple: we help families play. Why? Because play is joyful, educational, creative and inspiring.

Creative Kidstuff offers customers a well thought assortment of developmental and educational toys that are creative, innovative and imaginative. Creative Kidstuff believes in the power of play and expertly edits the assortment to include brand new, fresh toys as well as classics that stand the test of time.

Sections

Store Locations
Charitable Giving
Birthday Parties
Events and Classes
Local Giving
Work With Us

Store Locations

Creative Kidstuff has seven store locations in Minnesota. The first store, located in the Linden Hills community, opened in 1982. Customers quickly discovered how wonderful a shopping experience could be (even with kiddos along) and asked for more neighborhood locations to make shopping for quality play things with the assistance of a knowledgeable staff more accessible for everyday needs like birthdays, rainy days, you did it days and just because days. Now Creative Kidstuff stores are located throughout the Twin Cities area.

Edina Galleria

  • Phone:Address:Hours:
    952-926-4512 3555 69th St.
    Edina, MN 55435
    M-F 10-9
    Sat 10-8
    Sun 11-6 CST

Mall of America

  • Phone:Address:Hours:
    612-524-6630 148 East Broadway
    Bloomington, MN 55425
    M-F 10-9:30
    Sat 10-9:30
    Sun 11-7 CST

Minneapolis

  • Phone:Address:Hours:
    612-927-0653 4313 Upton Ave. S.
    Minneapolis, MN 55410
    M-W 10-6
    Th-F 10-8
    Sat 10-6
    Sun 11-4 CST

Minnetonka - Ridgedale Center

  • Phone:Address:Hours:
    612-524-6730 12401 Wayzata Blvd.
    Suite 1141
    Minnetonka, MN 55305

    M-F 10-9
    Sat 10-9
    Sun 11-6 CST

St. Louis Park Shops at the West End

  • Phone:Address:Hours:
    952-540-0022 1665 West End Blvd.
    St. Louis Park, MN 55416
    Mon-Wed 10-7
    Thurs-Sat 10-9
    Sun 11-6 CST

St. Paul

  • Phone:Address:Hours:
    651-222-2472 1074 Grand Ave.
    Saint Paul, MN 55105
    M-W 10-6
    Th-F 10-8
    Sat 10-6
    Sun 11-4 CST

Wayzata

  • Phone:Address:Hours:
    952-249-1707 1135 E. Wayzata Blvd.
    Wayzata, MN 55391
    M-Sat 10-6
    Sun 11-4 CST

Charitable Giving

Our Buy a Toy, Give a Toy program has grown!

Creative Kidstuff has partnered with GreaterGood.org to benefit causes that help children in the United States and throughout the world. GreaterGood.org works with a wide variety of organizations, which allows our charitable initiatives to deliver help where it is needed most. Together we facilitate the donation and distribution of product surplus to children who would otherwise not be able to enjoy these basic comforts.

Every time you make a qualifying purchase from Creative Kidstuff, you can choose exactly how you will make a difference in a child's life. Our current initiatives are:

The Gift of Play puts a new toy in a child's hands.
The Gift of Warmth provides a new coat for a child.
The Gift of Words gives a child their very own book.
The Gift of Support fits a child with a pair of Stride Rite shoes.

Birthday Parties

At Creative Kidstuff we know how to party! We will plan and host a party your birthday boy or girl will never forget. Our parties are perfect for children ages 2 and up. We plan a variety of engaging, age-appropriate activities including active games and craft projects based on the chosen theme. Parties are fully staffed by well-trained and enthusiastic party leaders. A Creative Kidstuff birthday party is 90 minutes in total: 60 minutes of programmed activities and 30 minutes of supervised time for traditional birthday party activities like gift opening and cake. Birthday parties are available at three of the Twin Cities locations: Wayzata, St. Paul and St. Louis Park at the West End. Parties are hosted in a private party room located within the store.

Party Theme Options

  • Art Extravaganza
  • Superhero
  • Pirate Adventure
  • Party in Pink
  • Fun & Games
  • Toddler Palooza (perfectly planned for birthday stars turning 2 or 3 and their friends)
Note: Most party themes are best for children ages 4 & up. The Toddler Palooza party is planned specifically to be flexible and accommodate the parallel play patterns of children ages 2 and 3. This party is limited to 8 children (7 guests and the birthday child).

To check on availability or book your party, call or email the location of your choice.

Birthday Party Package Information:

  • The cost of a Creative Kidstuff party is $225 for 10 guests and the birthday child (11 children in total).
  • Up to 5 additional guests can attend for a fee of $12/child.
  • A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to hold a party date.
  • Invitations and thank you cards are included.
  • Paper products are included.
  • Party favor bags are available for purchase. Prices vary depending on contents.
  • Outside food and (non-alcoholic) beverage is permitted. No food or beverage supplied.

Events and Classes

Creative Kidstuff hosts a variety of events and classes throughout the year to help families engage, connect and play. Check here regularly for current event and class schedule

Music Together

Music Together offers mixed-age classes that nurture each child's natural enthusiasm for music and movement. Register to enjoy a FREE class and learn about their musical offerings:

The Shops at West End in St. Louis Park Creative Kidstuff Register
Wayzata Creative Kidstuff Register

Amma Parenting Classes

For the complete list of New Mama Classes at Creative Kidstuff visit Amma Parenting Center Online

Local Giving

Creative Kidstuff is a Minnesota born company and we believe in supporting local schools in their efforts to expand programming and create more opportunities for learners. In an effort to be purposeful and impactful in our giving, schools are the only organizations that qualify for this program.

Schools that service children ages pre-k through 6th grade are eligible for a monthly drawing for a $25 gift card to use for silent auctions, carnivals, prizes and other fundraising efforts. To be eligible for the drawing organizations should submit a formal request in writing to the store location closes to their school. A drawing will be held each month and recipients will be notified. Organizations should not follow up once a request has been submitted. Creative Kidstuff will notify recipients and arrange for distribution.

Work With Us

Join the Creative Kidstuff Team at one of our many store locations!

Creative Kidstuff is hiring!

We need lots and lots of wonderful people (just like you) to gift wrap, stock and, most importantly, help wonderful people (just like you) find the perfect plaything for all the kids in their lives.

This is a roll up your sleeves and jump in kind of job. There is a lot of learning, but it comes with a lot of laughter. At Creative Kidstuff our mission is simple: we help families play.

If this is something that sounds interesting and fun to you, just open, print, and fill out the Job Application or stop by any store to fill out an application. If you know someone else who would be awesome, tell them to do the same!