Santa Sent Me A Message! customizes personal messages to family members of all ages by video or email. Based on information provided by the customer, Santa commends the recipient on their good deeds for the year and encourages them to try harder and improve in other areas. Example messages include praise for talents and accomplishments, or encouragement such as “be nice to your sister,” “give mom more hugs,” and “clean your room.”
Nouveux Wax's trained aestheticians take painstaking care to maximize comfort and cleanliness, swiftly treating the skin with azulene soft and lavender hard waxes and steadfastly maintaining a no-double-dipping policy during bikini waxes. Their 19 years of collective experience and emphasis on personal attention landed them a Top of the Town award from 5280 magazine, who lauded the "professionalism with which Krista Staggs performed this, um, intimate procedure." Between yellow, pink, and purple walls, the aestheticians help men and women comfortably shed their unwanted body hair from all areas of the body, thus saving clients from having to buy a razor dinner.
Rainbow Play Systems’s expansive showrooms introduce kids aged 2 to 10 to a wonderland of gym equipment, all of which is available for purchase. A multitude of swing sets with spiral slides, trapeze rings, and tire swings exercise tykes while preparing them for the physics portion of the SAT.
For more than 60 years, Toys“R”Us has been helping kids be kids and grown-ups to revisit their childhoods by providing one of the largest selections of top-brand toys, electronics, games and everyday baby essentials. Founder, Charles Lazarus, revolutionized the toy business by modeling his stores after supermarkets, providing a variety of options to suit varying ages and interests and offering customers to help themselves and have fun in the process. Today, that sense of playfulness is evident at nearly 600 stores in the United States alone, including a flagship location in Times Square where kids are greeted by a 60-foot Ferris wheel, a 5-ton animatronic T-Rex, and a life-sized, 4,000-square-foot Barbie house.
Beyond everybody's favorite bikes, trains and video games, each Toys“R”Us store keeps its shelves stocked with the season’s must-have toys as well as nostalgic standbys that never go out of style. Time-tested brands such as LEGO, Radio Flyer, NERF and Fisher-Price share the shelves with an expansive selection of electronics for older kids, including Wii U and tablets. And though the company has inspired generations of boys and girls to try their hardest not to grow up, it also strives to ensure budding brains develop right on track by devoting a significant portion of its stores to “smart-play” with a wide selection of electronic learning toys and software.
Toys“R”Us—whose extended family of brands includes Babies“R”Us and FAO Schwarz—has earned a number of awards and recognitions through the years, including a spot on Fortune’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies in 2012. The company has also drawn considerable recognition for its expansive charitable efforts, which include partnerships with the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Save the Children. This year also marks the tenth consecutive year that the company has partnered with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to collect new, unwrapped toys and monetary donations in its stores to benefit the organization.
Compleat Games & Hobbies boasts a wide selection of games ($12–$80) in many varieties, including card, board, and role-playing, as well as models ($15+) and puzzles ($15–$80). The store's vast range of fun-facilitators also encompasses non-games, such as magnetic poetry. Just as soon as the latest updates to gamers' pastimes of choice are released from high towers or abandoned missile silos, Compleat Games & Hobbies has them at the ready.
Eco-Baby Cloth Diaper Market and Service brings together everything that parents need to diaper and care for their new babies, including breastfeeding supplies, cloth diapers and accessories. The shop is dedicated to lessening their environmental impact, and sticks to that mission by selling eco-friendly cloth diapers and accessories, such as amber teething jewelry. To make diaper duties even easier for parents, they also feature diaper start-up up packages with diaper cleaning, pick-up, and delivery.