The 2014 Smarty Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by our favorite local toy store, Toys & Co in Cotswold and Park Road Shopping Center. Find everything on your child’s wish list and then some at Toys & Co! And guess what? They will wrap every gift BEAUTIFULLY and oh-so-expertly – so you don’t have to pull an all-nighter on Christmas Eve!
Our holiday gift guide continues this week with ages 6-10. Cheryl and Rachel teamed up on this one – Rachel is an EXPERT shopper, so rest-assured these are some good picks. If you have more gift ideas for ages 6-10, share ’em in the Comments section! We’d love to hear!
GoldieBlox and the Spinning Machine
Educational and People’s Choice Toy of the Year Award Winner. Builds spatial skills, engineering principles, and confidence in problem-solving. Comes equipped with 16 design ideas and unlimited building possibilities.
This is THE age for American Girl. And don’t forget about our Smarty Giveaway this week – you could win Samantha!
Crayola My Virtual Fashion Show
Sara BeautyShop Pal
Everything needed to open a play beauty shop or prepare for a future career is right here.
Barbie Endless Curls Doll
Your little one will love doing Barbie’s hair over and over again with the Barbie Endless Curls Doll. The two curling irons and four curlers help your child style the doll’s hair into loose waves or tight curls without using any heat!
Spyro Gyro Pen
Its unique rotating pen tip, this marvel lets you make cool shapes, designs, and even words without any real artistic skill.
The Carpenter’s Gift
A Christmas Tale About the Rockefeller Center Tree
Questions and Answers
With over 60 flaps to flip in this book and 75 answers to 75 questions.
Quantum Flyer 1
Send this flyer soaring straight up as high as 35 feet–no batteries required.
How to Make Monstrous, Huge, Unbelievably Big Bubbles
Surefire Compound Bow X2
It encourages hand/eye coordination and accuracy for both right and left handers. This high-performance, kid-friendly bow has dual power cords and guide-wire technology that makes bull’s-eyes within reach. Launches over 100 feet!
Pulley Set with Wooden Reels and Nylon Ropes
What goes up must come down. A child-size version of the classic “lifting device,” this quality set of wooden reels and nylon ropes can be used for lifting gear into trees, up to the balcony or to the top bunk.
Sports “Guys” and “Girls” – Football, Baseball, Hockey, Soccer, Soccer Girls
Nike Elite Socks – Michael Jordan’s line is a big hit right now.
Charlotte Hornets Gear. Get it NOW. Hot among this age group.
Electronics: iTouch and Kindle Fire
Gift Cards: Bath & Body Works, Claire’s, Dicks, iTunes, Amazon, TCBY (or any other FroYo place), the Dollar Store, and Michael’s.
Gifting Experiences: Consider asking loved ones to gift experiences – think classes, activities, camps, etc. Here are some of our faves around town! Charlotte School of Ballet, Jami Masters School of Dance, My Gym, Sky Zone, Pineville Ice House, Small Hands Big Art, a Children’s Theatre production, a membership to Discovery Place, to name a few!
For all of your gift needs, head over to Toys & Co!
You can find Toys & Co at:
Park Road Shopping Center
Charlotte, NC – 704-527-1921
Mon-Fri 9a-7p, Sat 9a-6p, Sun 12p-6p
Cotswold Village Shops
Charlotte, NC – 704-365-7980
Mon-Sat 9a-9p, Sun 12p-6p