November 21, 2017

Smarty Holiday Gift Guide: Ages 3-5


The 2017 Smarty Holiday Toy Gift Guide is sponsored by our favorite local toy store, Toys & Co in Cotswold. 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! Check out Toys & Co’s 2017 100 Best Toys List – you’ll have everyone covered on your list!


Ages 3-5

Gender Neutral

Suction construction! Silicone-rubber suction cup connectors make this creative construction set’s pieces as much fun to pull apart as to put together (great incentive to keep going)! This one will keep boys and girls busy for hours!


Magna Tiles
This super popular magnetic tiles teach spatial relationships, math, logic, and problem-solving through creative building. Can’t go wrong with this one, Smarties.


It’s a Match Memory Game:
Chunky cards for little hands. This is a great game to build vocabulary and the memory muscle.

Latches Barn:
Young kids can work on their pincher grasp and fine motor skills opening and closing each barn door.

Range Rover Ride-on:


How cool is this?! Hop in this AMAZING Range Rover ride-on that will definitely turn heads! Featuring a fully functional steering wheel that gives your child full control of the car, and a fun car horn, your little toddler is going to love cruising around in this luxury ride-on. Sporty and safe, little ones can enjoy hours of fun.

Neon Glow Twister Tracks:


Ready, set, glow with the colorful, high flying fun of this Twister Tracks set! The flexible, detachable tracks allow kids to easily change the direction and shape of the raceway for the light-up cars–their minds will race with all the possible combinations! Turn out the lights and see how the colorful tracks glow in the dark when illuminated by the vehicles. Comes with 221 pieces (11 feet of track & light up vehicle) + do it yourself decal stickers for the vehicle.

Fundanoodle’s “I Can Pound!” Activity Kit:

Fundanoodle’s most popular product, the “I Can Pound! activity kit” is a must have to develop confident Little Learners. The kit comes with a dense foam board, a weighted hammer, 50-colored pegs and over 110 pounding pages including shapes, uppercase and lowercase letters and numbers 0-20. So many skills are being enhance while your Little Learner pushes and pounds the pegs including grip strength, hand-strength, wrist control, bi-lateral movement, visual perception and more! These skills are instrumental for handwriting development and classroom success!

Fundanoodle I Can Pound Activity Kit

For the boys

Bruder Trucks:
Any Bruder Truck is going to be a hit with the boys in this age group. Each truck is a working, realistic-looking toy that can be used inside or outside.


Neon Glow Twister Tracks:
This one is SUPER fun. The race track glows with bright colors. The flexible, detachable tracks allow kids to easily change the direction and shape of the raceway for the light-up cars. Turn out the lights and see how the colorful tracks glow in the dark when illuminated by the vehicles.


Jumbo Soccer Ball:
A 30″ inflatable soccer ball – need we say more?

Boys are into planes, trains and automobiles. This Hot Wheels Ballistic Racer Remote Control Vehicle will be a hit…likely with daddy, too! It is super charged and you can control the side wheels separate from each other which means this thing can do some serious stunts!


For the girls

Unicorns are all the rage these days. Big, small, stuffed, or plastic, if it’s a unicorn, it’s a winner.

Num Noms Nail Polish Maker: Little girls love all the tiny toys like Shopkins and Num Noms. Pair that with her love of nail polish and the Num Noms Nail Polish Maker is her dream toy. This set allows kids to make their own nail polish concoction to have different scented manicures.


My Fairy Garden Freya’s Magical Cottage:
We’re suckers for fairy gardens, and this one isn’t just a toy – it’s a REAL garden. It comes with a kit for your little girl to make and take care of a garden of her own. SUPER cute.


American Girl Bitty Babies have infiltrated our homes and our Smarty little girls tote their AG dolls with them everywhere, even on special walks. Our dolls are loved so much, they get a little “worn” so treat your little one and her doll to the salon, while you enjoy a mommy-daughter date at the American Girl bistro. If you haven’t done this before, we highly recommend it. The girls feel so special and their dolls can even join you at the table with a special chair. It’s a lovely girls’ day out! We adore these experiences with our girls to make some fun memories together!

American Girl Store Charlotte Salon

Calico Critters:
Like the unicorn, Calico Critters will never disappoint this age group.


For all of your gift needs, head over to Toys & Co!

You can find Toys & Co at:

Cotswold Village Shops
Charlotte, NC – 704-365-7980
Mon-Sat 9a-9p, Sun 12p-6p

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Make sure you check out all of our Gift Guides by Age:

Smarty Holiday Gift Guide: Ages 0-2

Smarty Holiday Gift Guide Ages: 6-10

Smarty Holiday Gift Guide: Tweens, Teens & Beyond

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