The Children's Store in Chapel Hill is offering up some holiday gift ideas today.
The local, family-owned business has been serving the Triangle since 1977. You'll find everything from toys to baby clothes to raincoats and boots and more at this store, which also features play areas to keep your own kids busy while you shop.
Here are toys that are popular at The Children's Store this season, according to the store's Becky Broun:
1. Magna-Tiles 3-D Magnetic Building Tiles
Great learning toys for children in preschool to third grade, ages 3 and up. The innovative, magnetic building toys are designed to hold a child's interest and attention, build critical developmental skills and promote imaginative play and creativity.
2. Big Jigs
Good quality wooden railway at a good price.
3. Plasma car
A self-propelled ride-on toy that is really easy to use and fun for all ages!
4. Teddy bears and all stuffed animals
This great gift never goes out of style.
5. Djeco crafts
This French company makes beautifully designed craft kits and toys. The craft kits range from toddler appropriate to crafts for teenagers.
6. Green Toys
Made in the USA, these eco-friendly toys are all made from 100 percent recycled plastic - and great fun too!
For details about these and other toys, check The Children's Store's website. The Children's Store is located at 243 South Elliott Rd. in Chapel Hill. The store has a free storytime and craft from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., Wednesdays.