We think we’ve got a pretty special place down here in the Old Mill District.

Riverside restaurants, an eclectic mix of shopping, paved trails along the Deschutes and the Les Schwab Amphitheater make our little district here in Bend an outdoor playground for adults.

But it might be even more fun for kids.

At the soon-to-be opened Free Spirit, kids can unleash their inner American Ninja at the yoga and fitness center’s obstacle-training course. Free Spirit is set to offer everything from open play times and weekly training classes to family yoga.

Got a future explorer in the family? There’s nowhere better than REI to start outfitting your little Lewis or Clark.

The Old Mill District also is home to some of your teens’ favorite stores and brands. PacSun, Buckle and Zumiez are all within 100 feet of one another, with Simply Mac in the same ring of radness. Additionally, the Gap, American Eagle, Vanilla Urban Threads and Hello Sunshine are just down the street.

If your kids are like ours, they’re also sure to spend plenty of time indulging their sweet tooth at Sweet Tooth Candy Shoppe and Ben & Jerry’s. Both of which are favorite pre-game and post-game options for our families when we head out to a movie at Regal Cinemas.

So how do you choose between all these ridiculous options when looking to surprise your min-me during the Month of Love?

You don’t.

With Old Mill District gift cards, you can literally give your mini-me the gift of anything they want. Old Mill District cards are good for all shops and restaurants in the district, including Regal Cinemas. One card, hundreds of amazing possibilities.

Or just a lot of ice cream and candy.

Whatever they choose, you’ll know you gave them a gift that is as big as their imagination. Vintage T-shirt shopping spree at Vanilla? Do it. New skate decks from Zumiez. Radical. Upgraded earbuds via Simply Mac? It’s probably a win for them and you.

Buy your Old Mill District gift cards online or in person at Grafletics and Confluence Fly Shop in the Old Mill District or at Visit Bend’s offices in downtown Bend.