***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate this post. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Shopping for kids can be a rather disappointing experience, especially around this time of year. As the Holidays grow near, people flock to major mass retailers to buy the same, cookie-cutter gifts, half of which tend to be out of stock. (Don't believe me? Try finding certain Furby toys right now!)
Also, trying to get real help from the staff at these stores is also a pretty daunting task. I have noticed that at larger retailers, most of the staff has no real knowledge of their inventory and they're not overly eager to help. They're simply there to perform basic duties, earn their wages, and go home. This is perfectly fine if you're looking for a quick, in and out experience. When I am grocery shopping with 2 preschoolers in tow who are about to have meltdowns, I appreciate the fact that I can zip in, grab what I need, and get out of dodge.
When shopping for Holiday gifts, I prefer more personalized attention, though. Gift giving is something I take seriously, and I want to be absolutely sure my choices will delight. That's why I am totally loving Brilliant Sky Toys & Books.
In an era where customer service is often a computerized telephone voice or find-me-if-you-can cashier, imagine walking into a specialty shop where the sole mission is to not just assist but delight the shopper! That's the true story inside every Brilliant Sky Toys & Books store, an enchanting place where shoppers, toy manufacturers and franchise owners wake up every day ready to play. This small chain of stores is truly dedicated to providing unique gift ideas and stellar customer service. They even offer a concierge service and free gift wrap!
The first Brilliant Sky Toys & Books® was founded in 2002 in Lansing, Michigan with the singular goal of being the finest upscale specialty toy store in America. Based on the belief that the right playthings give children a gateway to physical, emotional and cognitive development Brilliant Sky Toys & Books provides the highest quality products in an atmosphere that is both active and interactive. Its unique aesthetic approach is vibrant yet warm, exciting yet comforting and exploratory yet safe. From rich colors and woods to low sightlines and custom fixtures the Brilliant Sky sensory experience is unlike any other. Now based in Brentwood, TN, and featuring more than 10,000 high-quality specialty products, Brilliant Sky Toys & Books is truly the place where everyone can find their way to play.
Sadly, I don't have a local brick and mortar location within a reasonable driving distance. Lucky for them, I suppose, because if there were a store close to me, they wouldn't get rid of me easily. I absolutely love the huge variety of classic toys available at these shops! There is everything from Sesame Street toys, train sets and art kits to wooden favorites like building blocks and everything in between! Oh, and I should also mention that while Brilliant Sky Toys & Books is great for very young kids, there are also plenty of options for older kids as well.
Brilliant Sky Toys & Books recently announced their 4th annual Brilliance Awards winners. This is a list of products that are sure winners this Holiday season! They're customer and staff favorites that have proven to elicit loads of smiles from little ones!
I received one of the Brilliance Award winning products to check out for myself! No review or photos just yet...This is a Christmas present and I don't want to spoil the surprise! But check out this fantastic Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Art Easel! Yep. My kiddos will be ecstatic!
There are so many other great gifts at Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, too!
Overall, I am in love with Brilliant Sky Toys & Books. They offer unique, beautiful gifts that allow kids to express themselves through imaginative play, and many of these products have a nostalgic feel to them. I love simple toys made from wood and other sustainable materials.
Brilliant Sky has something for everyone, whether they are toddlers simply discovering the world around them, or older kids who enjoy brain-teasers and puzzles. If you live near Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, I highly suggest you keep them in mind for all of your gift-giving needs. The staff is amazing and the selection is truly magical.
How to Connect :
You can check out the awesomeness that is Brilliant Sky Toys & Books on their website. You can shop online, but be sure to use their handy retail locator so you can enjoy the full experience in person!
You can also connect with Brilliant Sky Toys & Books on Facebook to stay on top of their newest products and promotions!
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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