I love small businesses. Yes, I clearly shop the large retailers as well. But when I have time to go somewhere and really look around to find something new and unique for me, my kids or someone I love, I am inclined to find the small business nestled in a strip center or standing off the beaten path. Brilliant Sky Toys & Books (store locator) is just such a retailer. You can find one of their 16 stores – including one that will be opening in Houston, TX SOON- and take some times to find creative, fun, educational toys and books for your child this holiday season!
Service with a smile is an old-school concept that has never lost its appeal and is appreciated by every customer who enters Brilliant Sky. The specialty toy store chain stretches from North Carolina to Colorado with 15 stores in towns like Des Moines, IA; Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY. A 16th store is about to open in Houston, TX. The inviting atmosphere in every shop mimics the philosophy of founders Brent & Sonia Taylor, parents themselves of three growing children. And with 16 toys that made the Brilliance Awards List, you know you are getting something to educate your kids while they think they are just having fun! You can SHOP ONLINE as well until your area gets your store!
What I love about Brilliant Sky Toys & Books is that they seem to understand that childhood only lasts a little while. And with Birthday’s, Christmas, other children’s birthdays and so on, finding that special toy that is not like all of the others is hard. They provide a personal Toy Consultant when you walk in to help guide you towards that gift that just makes everyone go WOW! As a busy mom of three, I LOVE this! It is so hard not to get the same old thing from one child to another! So if the thought, “But they have EVERYTHING” enters your head, check out this small business that is aimed at helping you see there is more to toys than what is on an endcap!
We were lucky enough to get a Master Kitz set from Brilliant Sky Toys & Books that was creative, fun, innovative and an excellent activity for my children! Master Kitz are SO AWESOME! The one we got was the Scary Scary Night piece by Vincent Van Gogh. Inside were paper, paint, acrylics and 2 rollers – one with texture and one sponge, and an overlay that helps bring this piece to life.
I could not WAIT to try it with my little artists who are always about painting anything! So I spread out the trash bag, taped the paper to them and walked the kids through creating one of the most famous paintings of all time! I think they did an AMAZING job and I can not wait to visit my Houston Location when it opens to see what other kits, books, toys and creativity makers they have for my kids who, literally, have everything!
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