Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Brilliant Sky Toys and Books Holiday Gift Ideas



Hey Neighbors!

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is go shopping for a toy for a child, especially if they are not your own.  When I have this type of situation I like to have a store around like Brilliant Sky Toys and Books.  This is the type of store where you are greeted as you walk in the door.  There is actually someone there who can assist you in your search for just the right toy.

I was sent three different toys from Brilliant Sky Toys and Books to assist in my review.  Please remember that this review is not about the actual toys, but about Brilliant Sky and the types of toys and gifts you will find there.


Here is an example: I received Squigz.  They are little rubber shapes with suction cup ends.  Toys like this encourage imagination and exploration.  Your child can build and re-build creating whatever comes to mind.  You might even find yourself joining in!  This is the type of toy Brilliant Sky carries.


5 years ago Brilliant Sky Toys and Books decided to go through the 10,000 children's products that filled the shelves of their 17 stores and chose a handful to be named their Brilliance Awards.  This year there are 10 low tech products that were chosen.



Brilliant Sky Toys and Books:
The Brilliant Sky chain chooses its Brilliance Award Winners upon quality, the value of open-ended play and the simple beauty of a child's fascination and delight. With the huge variety of toy buying occasions coming up, there’s truly something for everyone represented in this great group of toys. From finger puppets, arts & crafts kits, dolls and building bricks, it’s evident that childhood playtime really hasn't changed that much!

Are you interested in what products were chosen this year for the Brilliance Awards?  I was!  Here is their list:
·        Squigz Starter Set (24 pieces)
·        Plus-Plus Mini-Basic (480 pieces)
·        Lottie Dolls-Autumn Leaves, Snow Queen
·        Doodle Quest
·        Create Your Own Storybook
·        Super Stadium Baseball Game
·        LoopDeLoom
·        Sew Cute Sets
·        Illustrated Adventure Stories and Illustrated Fairy Tales
·        Paint Your Own Porcelain Bowls

Brilliant Sky Toys and Gifts has 17 locations.  Be sure to check the locator on their site to see if there is a store near you.  I am hoping when we go to Chicago in November that we might be able to visit one of the stores.

Here is another one of the toys we were able to try out: Plus Plus.  Your child will really have fun building with the Plus Plus pieces.  They can make a flat pattern placing these together of they can build 3-D.  Another great product to encourage imagination and play.  Speaking of being able to try out a couple of products, that is something you can experience when you stop by a Brilliant Sky Toys and Books Store.





The last item we received was the Lottie Doll Snow Queen.  I personally like the Lottie Dolls because they are a designed to look lie little girls, not adults.


Once again, I want to emphasize that this review is for Brilliant Sky Toys and Books.  Then, I want to tell you, that they are going to send the winner of this giveaway winner's choice of one of the ten toys listed above as Brilliance Awards!  Winner must live in the USA.




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98 comments:

andrea v said...

I like the Plus-Plus Mini-Basic or doodle quest

ReggieMann said...

I would choose the Squigz Starter Set (24 pieces)

DEBIJOT said...

I really like the Paint Your Own Bowls.

Kristen said...

I'd choose Paint Your Own Porcelain Bowls.

Beth said...

The plus plus

Kimberly said...

I would pick the Lottie doll. I know my little girl would love it.

Jennifer Q. said...

I love the paint your on porcelain bowl set, but the Lottie Doll is really cute too!

latanya t said...

the plus plus game

Steph said...

I like the Plus-Plus Mini-Basic set.

sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

I may pick the Illustrated Adventure Stories and Illustrated Fairy Tales.

nickieisis3 said...

Squigz Starter Set

slb3334 said...

I like the paint your own bowls.

Xty C said...

I would like the Squigz Starter Set

robyn paris said...

I would pick paint your own porcelan bowls.

Danielle Lima said...

I would choose the LoopDeLoom.

JordynTaylor777 said...

I would choose the super stadium baseball game!

mscoffee77 said...

Paint Your Own Porcelain Bowls would make a great birthday gift for our son! He loves art!

Shelly Leatham said...

I'd choose the Lottie Doll Snow Queen!!

Niclan80 said...

I would choose the Super Stadium Baseball Game if I won.

Tandi Cortez-Rios said...

I would choose the Plus-Plus Mini-Basic, my kids would have so much fun with it.

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If I won, I would like to get Plus-Plus Mini-Basic for my daughter

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Jenndiggy said...

Absolutley the plus plus! :)

Linda said...

I would pick the super stadium baseball

Natalie said...

I think my boys would really enjoy the Squigz Starter Set

Jennifer Zidak said...

I would choose the Loopdeloom! My kiddos would love that.

LauraJJ said...

Oh Carter would love the Super Stadium Baseball Game! Looks so fun!

lmmccollister said...

I would pick the baseball game

Leela said...

Plus Plus.

Shannon F said...

I think I would choose the Squigz Starter Set but the Plus Plus looks really cool too!

corey1971 said...

My son would like the Super Stadium Baseball Game. (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

Karen O said...

I would choose the Plus Plus Mini Basic set. Thanks

Mami2jcn said...

I would choose paint your own bowls.

jeanine feldkamp said...

i'd choose doodle quest. it sounds like something my daughter would really enjoy.

megan tilley said...

I like the paint your bowls but I also really like plus plus

Kim Kihega said...

I like the Sew Cute Sets!

Molli Reisman said...

my daughter would love that loop de loom!

Jane Thomas said...

The sew cute sets.

Nancy Bobbert said...

I would choose the Lottie doll.

Jessica said...

If I was lucky enough to win, I would choose either the LoopDeLoom or the Plus-Plus Mini-Basic (480 pieces). Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! girlygirlugh at gmail dot com

sandyhills x said...

I would choose the create your own storybook

bac1 said...

Plus Plus

Rosanna Perrigo said...

Squigz Starter Set

tatertot374 said...

Paint Your Own Porcelain Bowls

Sadie said...

I would choose the Lottie doll.
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Melanie Comello said...

I would most likely choose the Plus-Plus Mini-Basic. I think my little one would get hours of play out of that!

Erica C. said...

Paint Your Own Bowls seems good.

Taryn Tener said...

I would like the Lottie Doll or the Plus Plus set. The email I check most often is fossil316@aol.com

sweetsue said...

I would get the Squigs for my grandson.
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Birdie Bee said...

My granddaughters would love the Paint Your Own Porcelain Bowls.

Jenny said...

I would love to have the Loopdeloom for my niece.

Gina said...

Squigz Starter Set

Jennifer Sorenson said...

I would choose the sew cute sets, thanks for the giveaway!

saralynns2 said...

I would choose the paint your own porcelain bowls set :)

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Annette French said...

Probably the squiz suckered set

Fae said...

the Lottie dolls are so cute! :)

Fae said...

the Lottie dolls are so cute! :)

Fae said...

the Lottie dolls are so cute! :)

Janice Crespo said...

The LoopdeLoom looks like it would be a huge hit here!

Crystal Bostrom said...

The Lottie Doll :)

Karen Drake said...

I would choose the Doodle Quest.

Debra said...

the Lottie Doll Snow Queen for my granddaughter

Melissa Miller said...

Paint Your Own Porcelain Bowls

saturdaynightfever said...

Paint Your Own Bowls would be my choice!

Leslie said...

I'd pick the LoopDeLoom.

Shelton Rogerson said...

I'd take Lottie-the snow queen. It really doesn't matter what item I pick. If I win, the prize will be donated to Toys for Tots.

Denise S. said...

I'd love the Plus-Plus Mini-Basic (480 pieces).

Paula Michele Hafner said...

I would pick the Plus Plus Starter set.

brendaelsner said...

I would choose the Plus Plus.

SexyBrat said...

I like the Lottie Dolls-Autumn Leaves, Snow Queen.

Melissa said...

Lottie Doll

Hotsnotty2 said...

I would choose the super stadium baseball game!

April Chasteen said...

I would choose the Squigz starter kit for my kids! Thanks for the chance!

Stacey said...

I think I would choose the Create Your own Storybook.

Lisa Voyce said...

I would choose the Illustrated Adventure Stories and Illustrated Fairy Tales

DistractedMommy said...

I think my kids would like the paint your bowls set!

laurasloves said...

I would choose the Sew Cute Set
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Stephanie Larison said...

I might pick the Create Your Own Storybook

Carolyn Daley said...

I would choose the Illustrated Adventure Stories and Illustrated Fairy Tales.

Penny said...

I'd choose the Squigz! :)

Penny said...

I'd choose Squigz! :)

bluecat said...

I would choose the Loopdeloom.

Sadie said...

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Leslie S. said...

I would so choose the Doodle Quest game for my 4 kids.

Francine said...

paint your on porcelain bowl set

kathy pease said...

I would choose the Lottie Dolls-Autumn Leaves, Snow Queen

Rochel S said...

I would choose the Squigz Starter Set.

Julieh said...

I would choose the Lottie doll
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Jaclyn Moore said...

New Learning stradegy hopefully for my son. Would love this.

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Stephanie O'Day said...

I would choose Doodle Quest!

Melanie Montgomery said...

Illustrated Adventure Stories and Illustrated Fairy Tales

Wendi Watson said...

anything to do with painting sounds fun

Vikki Billings said...

I would choose the PlusPlus mini set

mary gardner said...

I like the Squigz. I think my kids would really enjoy them.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I like the paint your own bowls.
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amanda whitley said...

i would choose the Paint Your Own Porcelain Bowls.

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

I like the Squigz

AEKZ2 said...

I would choose the Loopdeloom.