2016 Readers' Favorites: Shopping + Services
Your votes for the best of shopping and services for kids in Charlotte.
Favorite Birthday Party Entertainer
Enchanted Elegance/Heroic Adventures Character Entertainers
Is your tot a fan of Cinderella? Maybe Elsa? Or does your child prefer Batman or Ironman? Good news — they’re all on standby for the next birthday party.
Favorite Local Toy Store
Toys and Co.
Shelves of Playmobile sets, sports games, stuffed animals, bath toys, funky-fun gadgets, stuffed animals, science and art kits, and board games make this place the coolest when shopping for toys. If you buy a gift, they can wrap it on the spot. Cotswold Shopping Center, 242 S. Sharon Amity Road, toysandco.com.
Favorite Baby Boutique
Shower Me With Love
It’s all cuteness at this boutique with children’s clothing, furniture, bedding, toys, gifts and essentials. With the hottest name brands, it’s a great go-to store for a getting a shower gift or help planning an exquisite nursery. 4845 Ashley Park Lane, showermewithlove.com.
Favorite Place to Pamper Mom
Spa at Ballantyne
Let your cares melt away at this day spa that offers massages, facials, body wraps and more. There are seasonal indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and steam room, and a relaxing lounge. The Ballantyne, 10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. theballantynehotel.com.
Favorite Place for a Big Kid Birthday Party
Favorite Place for a Toddler Birthday Party
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Favorite Place to Get a Birthday Cake
Favorite Family Photographer
Favorite Children’s Clothing Store
Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Pineville. childrensplace.com
Favorite Children’s Consignment Store
Kid to Kid
Huntersville and Charlotte, kidtokid.com
Favorite Children’s Shoe Store
Charlotte and Pineville, striderite.com
Favorite Store to Buy Maternity Clothes
4716 Sharon Road, destinationmaternity.com
Favorite Place to Get a Child’s Haircut
Favorite Place to Buy Sports Gear
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Favorite Dog Groomer
Favorite Pet Overnight Stay:
Camp Bow Wow
Charlotte, Concord, Fort Mill and Matthews. campbowwow.com