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 2018 100 Best Toys List – you’ll have everyone covered on your list!
This is our BIG week here in Smartyland – our annual holiday toy gift guide. We divvy ’em up by ages and our Smarty bloggers get to work helping Santa figure out who gets what. To kick off our week of toy guides we’ve asked our resident “Baby Mama” Smarty Carroll to compile a list of some of her family’s favorite toys from years past as well as what they’re getting their tiny tots ages 0-2 this year. Without further ado, let’s get to that shopping list!
Vtech Drop and Go Dump Truck
Little hands love gripping the rocks and pushing them through the hole into the bed of a truck that has just enough buttons and sounds to keep little attention spans occupied.
Our twins play tug-of-war with this rattle, a favorite because of its colored light, mirror, gentle-sounding rattle and super grabby handle.
Melissa & Doug Chomp and Clack Alligator push toy
Not that you’re rushing to get your baby walking (smile) but this toy is great practice and it’s sturdy enough to be safe, unlike a lot of lightweight push toys that topple easily.
Pewi Red Ride-On
Its thin lines and simple design make this riding toy safe and fun and will leave you wondering where has it been all my life?
Match the Baby Puzzles
A great thinking-toddlers puzzle that gives little minds a chance to connect pieces based on more than size, shape and color.
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: What’s New and Trending
Smarty Holiday Gift Guide: Ages 3-5
Smarty Holiday Gift Guide: Ages 6-10
Smarty Holiday Gift Guide: Tweens and Teens