The Holiday Shopping season has begun! Do you think you can find a Christmas Gift for everyone on your list in Round Rock? I bet you can! In fact, I am challenging you to try! Last week, I spent a few days shopping for my family here in Round Rock and I was AMAZED at how many GREAT gift ideas there are in the local stores. And I love putting my money back into supporting local businesses. I want the taxes I pay stay here with the city. And with sucah a great selection out there, it’s a win-win for everyone.
So this week, I thought it would be fun to show you some ideas for everyone on your list. Today, we’ll tackle the kids! And to do that, I went directly to Kaleidoscope Toys – our local neighborhood toy store. I asked owner, Terry Myers, to show us what’s hot for each age group.
6 – 24 Months
- Tobbles Balancing Towers – soft-grip balls that stack up in a fun way
- Lift Off Rocket – Playful rocket that makes great noises and has fun figurines
- Pewi YBike – 2-in-one walker thats turns into a riding bike
- Funtime Tractor – moving tractor & wagon that doubles as a shape-sorter with animal sounds
- Magna-tiles – 3D magnetic building tiles (1)
- Teaching Cash Register – toy register that doubles as a learning tool (1)
- Mini Micro Kick Scooter – perfect beginner scooter (1)
- Dreamy Dress-Ups – fabric wings that become an extension of your arms (2)
- Groovy Girls – soft, dress-up dolls come with clothes and furniture (3)
- Loopdedoo – make amazing friendshop bracelets, necklaces, headbands & more with these kits (1)
- Style Me Up – nail art kits (2)
- Spirograph Deluxe Set – spend hours making designs with this kit (3)
- Spooner Boards – fun balance boards to do all sorts of tricks (1)
- Snap Circuits – Won this year’s “Best Toy for Kids Award for Science” (2)
- Skylight Rocket – launch this light up rocket at night
Games for all ages!
- Pentago – popular marble strategy game (1)
- KHET 2.0 Laser Game – Chess with laser beams (2)
- IQ Fit – handheld puzzle games, perfect for on the go (3)
- Hoot Owl Hoot! – Cooperative games for little ones (4)
- Flick Football – Best seller in the store right now! (5)
- QBA Maze 2.0 – Make your own marble maze out of cubes (6)
I also visited my favorite book store, The Book Spot, which has a fantastic children’s & Teen selection. Owners Danny & Julie Woodfill recommend these books for Children all of which are available at The Book Spot:
- A Tale Dark & Grimm – Adam Gidwitz: humorous twist on the Grimm Fairy Tales
- Nursery Rhyme Comics – see your favorite rhymes spelled out in comic book form
- The Brick Bible – Both the Old & New Testament played out with LEGOs
- Bluebonnet Books
Lastly, there are some great places to purchase gift certificates from here in Round Rock to give your child an “experience” gift. Check out these ideas:
- Indoor/Outdoor Swim Lessons from ReadyGoSwim! http://www.readygoswim.com/ or email to purchase
- Passes to Safari Champ
- Painting at Ceramic Lodge
- Junior Sluggers Kids Club Packages – Join the Round Rock Express Kids Club and receive Mini Season Passes to the 2014 season – available at the Railyard Team Store at Dell Diamond
Kaleidoscope Toys is located at 110 N IH 35 Ste. 375
The Book Spot is located at 1205 Round Rock Ave.
I can’t think of a better time to support our community by shopping local. Check out all the reasons why you should at Shop the Rock. Merry Christmas and happy shopping!!