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.
704-351-8173, enchanted-elegance.com.


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

Sports Connection


Favorite Place for a Toddler Birthday Party

Chuck E. Cheese’s


Favorite Place to Get a Birthday Cake



Favorite Family Photographer

Irresistible Portraits


Favorite Babysitter/Nanny



Favorite Children’s Clothing Store

Children’s Place

Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Pineville. childrensplace.com

Favorite Children’s Consignment Store

Kid to Kid

Huntersville and Charlotte, kidtokid.com


Favorite Children’s Shoe Store

Stride Rite

Charlotte and Pineville, striderite.com

Favorite Store to Buy Maternity Clothes

Destination Maternity

4716 Sharon Road, destinationmaternity.com

Favorite Place to Get a Child’s Haircut

Great Clips


Favorite Place to Buy Sports Gear

Dick’s Sporting Goods


Favorite Dog Groomer

Pet Smart


Favorite Pet Overnight Stay:

Camp Bow Wow

Charlotte, Concord, Fort Mill and Matthews. campbowwow.com

Favorite Veterinarian



SEE ALSO: 2016 Readers' Favorites Education + Enrichment