Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Find out what’s in before you head out to do your holiday shopping.
Making sure to put just the right presents under the tree for kids can be a trick even for Santa. If you’re hoping to find out what’s hot before you head out to shop on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, we’ve put together a few suggestions. Retailers themselves are generally the best judges of what’s in. Here are what some of the biggest toy retailers in the area and beyond are saying: Toys ‘R’ Us This retailer has a Top 15 list of toys for boys and girls. Some of its suggestions include: To see the full list, visit Toys ‘R’ Us online. Target This store agrees with Toys ‘R’ Us on a few counts, but has its own suggestions, as well. They include: To see the full list of suggestions, visit Target online. Walmart This retailer has an …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
What are your strategies for letting kids browse the toy aisle without busting your budget?
This week's question about parenting in St. Louis involves the issue of money and children. Suppose that every time you take your young children to the store, they make a beeline for the toy department. So onto this week's question: How do you manage to get your shopping done without dropping a pile of money on things your kids don't really need?
Monday, July 18, 2011
Area stores have great gift ideas for the children in your life.
It can be difficult to figure out where to find those perfect presents for the children in your life, so Ladue-Frontenac Patch has found five area stores that are perfect places to stop to find great gifts. Barnes & Noble If the kids in your life are avid readers, Barnes & Noble in Ladue Crossing is your best bet. From the Berenstain Bears to the Harry Potter series, they have options for all ages. For younger readers, you also can't go wrong with Dr. Seuss books, which are in plentiful supply. If your kids are more into nonfiction, it has a huge selection of DK books (starting with baby books) that cover a range of topics from science to history. Imagination Toys Imagination Toys manager Lori Haberman recommended three items in the store…