If you think the big guy in the red suit has the market on the best toys for the season, think again.
Two local shops, and have some of the hottest toys available this season. You will find unique gift ideas for children of all ages.
We made a list just for you and we even checked it twice. Happy shopping and Merry Christmas to you all.
Gifts at Ladue Pharmacy
Located at 9832 Clayton Road in Ladue, Ladue Pharmacy has a large selection of unique toys for boys and girls of all ages, infants included.
The Elf on the Shelf
Retail $29.99 available at Ladue Pharmacy
Have you ever wondered how Santa knows who all of the good little girls and boys are? The Elf on the Shelf, A Family Tradition is a storybook, a game and so much more. It is fast becoming a household tradition. The box set includes a book and your own personal elf that speaks only to the adults in the house as he watches the children and reports back to the North Pole. Look for the animated Christmas Special, An Elf’s Story which is based on The Elf on the Shelf story and book.
Gund Fun Storytime Bear (Brown)
Retail $40.00 available at Ladue Pharmacy
This animated, soft, plush bear tells the story “Twas the Night Before Christmas” with his little buddy, a mouse perched on his shoulder. Children will delight in this unique way to hear this classic story.
Chantilly Lane “Duets” Musicals (White)
Retail $29.99 available at Ladue Pharmacy
Have you ever seen a mouse sitting on a cat’s shoulder? Well now you have with this loveable pair of plush, animated toys. They take turns as each recites the classic, “Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
Gold Lable Collection Animated Miniatures of the 1904 World’s Fair
Retail $105.00-$179.99 Available at Ladue Pharmacy
These miniatures, replica of the 1904 World’s Fair, which was in St. Louis will charm children and adults alike. They play a variety of music while the characters skate, ride and watch the show under the big top.
Carousel -$175.99, Ice Skating Rink – 105.99, Big Top – 179.99
Retail $19.99 available at Ladue Pharmacy
Roll lettered dice and quickly come up with names of famous people from two sets of initials. Name more than your opponent in three minutes and win.
Retail $ varies available at Ladue Pharmacy
Huggable and soft, children of all ages love plush toys. Large, small and everything in between, you can pick from a great selection of teddy bears, puppy dogs, lambs and more. Bring one of these cute cuddly guys home for your little one.
Retail Mini $14.99, Medium $34.99, Large $99.99 available at Ladue Pharmacy
Plush toys and designs by international pop artist Romero Bitto are colorful and fun. Each playful design boasts brightly colored fabric put together in a very fun and unique way. Choose from Kittens, Lions, Bears, Love and Peace signs.
Retail Small $6.99, Medium $11.99, Large $22.99 available at Ladue Pharmacy
These plush toys aren’t pretty or cute, they’re ugly. Ok maybe that’s a little harsh; they are so ugly that they are cute. Choose from a variety of designs, sizes and colors. Hint: They make great stocking stuffers.
Little Golden Books
Retail $3.99 available at Ladue Pharmacy
From classics to modern stories, Little Golden Books has it all. Hint: These make great stocking stuffers too.
Gifts at Imagination Toys
Located at 9737 Clayton Road in Ladue, Imagination Toys carries an extensive selection of toys for boys and girls of all ages, infants included.
Thomas and Friends Wooden Train Set
Retail ranges between $14.00 and $140.00 available at Imagination Toys
Thomas and Friends wooden train set made with bright colors is sized just right for small hands. It is durable enough to last for generations. With a large number accessories, train cars and extensions from which to choose, the sky is the limit.
Madame Alexander Dolls
Retail $ vary available at Imagination Toys
Madame Alexander dolls come in a variety of characters and styles. Peter Pan $84.95, Tinker Bell $94.95, Captain Hook $94.95, Glenda the Good Witch $149.95, Wicked Witch $144.95, Dorothy, $70.00, Scarecrow $80.00, Cowardly Lion $80.00, Tin Man $80.00
Thames and Kosmos Chem C1000
Retail Chem C1000 $60.00 available at Imagination Toys
The Chem C1000 is a must have for beginner chemists. Encourage the little scientist in your home with the Chem C1000. You might be amazed.
Star Wars Lego Sets
Retail Anakin’s & Sebulba’s Podracers $109.99 and Bounty Hunter $59.99 available at Imagination Toys
Feed your little guy’s imagination as he tries to “save” the universe with his new Anakin’s & Sebulba’s Podracers or with his new Bounty Hunter. For hours of fun, Lego is sure to deliver.
Tiny Love Gymini Move & Play
Retail $84.00 available at Imagination Toys
Your little one will enjoy hours of fun with Gymini Move and Play. With 7 toys, this 5-in-1 multi-position Move & Play offers seven different melodies and endless play.