The 2018 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 as well as their lists for Ages 6-7, 8-9 and 10-11 – you’ll have everyone covered on your list!
The Smarty team of Cheryl, Tonya and Jen V joined forces to bring their top picks for kids aged 6-10 years old. What a fun age group this is! I wish some of these things were under the tree for me!
Fin Fun Mermaid Tail ($40) This is the real deal on Mermaid Fun. It’s a monofin, a mermaid tail cover and a swim top. Watch videos you tube videos on safety. My daughter was so determined to improve her swim skills to advance to wearing the full outfit.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Stories of 100 women who dared to change the world. One fairytale story at a time. Get both Volumes in a gift set for $65.
Playmobil Magical Fairy Forest ($54.99) For every fairy lover. As I was researching this, I purchased it for my daughter.
Crayola Inspiration Art Case ($22) For the artist in every family. Love that it’s in a case that can travel, too.
Lego Classic Bricks and Gears ($21.99) This addition to every LEGO fan includes gears to make things spin.
Stomp Rocket Ultra Rocket ($17) Loads of fun for both boys and girls.
Monopoly Fortnite Edition ($28) The beloved classic with a Fortnite Twist.
Any Nerf Gun ($13+) Nerf guns are always a hit with the boys (and girls!) ages 6-10. A pack of Nerf bullets are also a great stocking stuffer.
LEGO, LEGO, LEGO ($64) You can’t go wrong with a solid LEGO kit. Try this Harry Potter edition or go for LEGO Friends, LEGO City, Ninjago, Star Wars, you know name it. If it’s LEGO, it’s going to be loved by this age group.
Silly Scents ($8) This might seem trivial, but Silly Scents are all the rage with this age group. Grab a big set as a gift or a smaller one as a stocking stuff.
VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch ($43) This Smartwatch for the littles takes pictures, has a pedometer, is waterproof, and more. It also has an analog clock feature to help them learn to tell time.
Nintendo Switch ($299) The latest in gaming – good for the older kids in this age group. Super portable and fun.
Magic Set ($27) Get ready to be amazed by your kids magic skillzzzz with a proper magic set.
Kano Harry Potter Coding Kit ($99) Learn to code with step-by-step challenges that result in building an interactive Harry Potter wand (mind blown!)
Name Crayons for Kids ($20+) this customized rainbow crayon set is perfect for the artistic one in your family!
Girls DIY Color Me Athletic Leggings ($50) This set of leggings comes with a marker set to create her own personalization that she can wear!
Slime Kit ($28) Creating slime with the kids is a ton of fun! They are always so amazed how it turns out. I secretly love that it adds a little “science” to their world. This boys/girls kit seems to have it all!
Voice and Music Lessons Charlotte Star Room has the BEST voice lessons in the QC (and if you’ve got a birthday coming up, check out their awesome Pop Star Parties!). They also do video production, so if you’ve got a budding artist or theater lover, some time with the professionals at Charlotte Star Room is the perfect gift. We also love Bold Music Lessons if you’re looking for in-home music lessons. They teach all types of instruments and are a top-rated group of music professionals who are willing to do all the driving for you by coming to YOUR house. The gift of music is always a winner!
For all of your toy 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
Make sure you check out all of our Gift Guides by Age:
Smarty Holiday Gift Guide: Tweens and Teens