Considering a toy kitchen for your preschooler this holiday? Here’s an interesting alternative. The Push Cart Mini Mart from Alex is a really neat (albeit large) make-believe prop that is sure to inspire hours of creative play. Modeled after classic marketplace pushcarts, this kid-scale version has plenty of shelving to merchandise all sorts of wares, as well as chalkboard surfaces, wipe-off countertop, and a play clock. There’s lots of storage under the counter for toys, which will help justify the space it takes up. Rubberized wheels will minimize damage to floors, too. This product is really flexible – kids will be able to adapt it for a number of imaginative uses, and for kids who like to play shop, this is a natural choice. Pair it with a good cash register (I recommend the Learning Resources one) or some play food (Melissa & Doug has lots of neat sets this year), then get ready to be your kid’s best customer.