Toy Zone engages tots and young children with educational playthings and preserves recreational history with retro toys in the American and European traditions. Interactive toys are organized by age group and include games, puzzles, and building sets such as the Lego Brick Box ($17.99) brimming with multicolored plastic pieces to snap together into miniature houses and functional skin exfoliants. Craft projects such as Create Your Own books ($19.99) allow diminutive authors to decorate blank novels with colored pencils, stickers, and original prose, whereas tiny musicians bang away on the light-up Flash Beat Drum ($24.99). For scientific explorations, the Ladybug Land ($21.99) domed habitat invites observers into the world of ladybugs, revealing how the fascinating insects eat, interact, and draw on a new set of dots every morning.
As one of the largest and most established maternity-wear franchises in the United States, Pickles & Ice Cream outfits moms-to-be and their bundles of joy with helpful gifts and stylish clothing from well-known labels. Designers such as Spanx, Prego, Seraphine, and More of Me dress expecting shoppers to the nines in eye-catching lingerie, swimwear, and outerwear suitable for any occasion, and adorable baby gifts. Like a cocktail dress with plenty of cargo pockets, diaper bags from Babymel fuse fashionability with function. Pickles & Ice Cream?s assortment of thoughtful gifts of skincare and baby-care essentials stock shower gift baskets.
The key to Zazzle.com?s success isn?t a 3,000-strong stock of T-shirts, phone cases, and accessories?it?s the fact that customers can express themselves on products before they're printed and shipped, generally within 24 hours. The website?s user-friendly design interface allows customers to affix their favorite pictures to messenger bags, scrawl personalized messages on coffee mugs, or insert their favorite movie character into family portraits. Zazzle.com also showcases designs from creative customers around the globe and big names such as Disney, Marvel, and The Who. Each product is made to order and bears a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Baby Bugaloo offers an exceptional assortment of eclectic styles for hip infants and toddlers, making it easy for little nuggets to be fashion wise even if they can't count to onesie. The shelves are stocked with stylish finds for both boys and girls, including plenty of teeny trends for preemies, from popular brands such as Tea Collection, Baby Nay, Da Lil Guys, Ellie Bellie Kids, Cach Cach, Knuckleheads, No Slippy Hair Clippy, Preemie-Yums, and Vintage Onesies. Girls delight in donning Kaiya Eve's soft, fashion-forward Pettiskirt ($73–$93), and boys love to accessorize Knucklehead apparel with fashionable fedoras and pub hats ($22–$31). Use this Groupon to outfit your little one in ogle-worthy trends for the summer, or treat your tot to some tricked-out transportation with a new set of Itzy Ritzy Carseat Covers ($115).
Tucked in a small building on hip South Lamar, Anna's Toy Depot is one of the city's hidden treasures for kids and grownups alike. Owner Anna Barr began her business as a new mother, selling used toys out of the trunk of her car. Today, the store is positively overflowing with all types of fun, including both new and used children’s toys. The shiny new stuff tends to focus on classic games and timeless amusement, but the large stock of lightly used pieces, from Legos, blocks and puzzles to board games, action figures and toy cars, truly sets Anna’s apart from other area retailers. These second-hand entertainment pieces are available for a song, which is perfect for anyone raising children on a budget, or just looking to keep their kids entertained with a steady stream of new stuff to play with.