Looking for the perfect gift for someone on your shopping list this holiday season? Patch can help.
For the next few weeks, Severna Park Patch will visit local shops and business to find out what items they are offering to holiday shoppers looking to save, spend or splurge on gifts.
Today’s gift ideas come from Franklin's Toys located at 558 Ritchie Highway.
Franklin's Toys is a dream destination for any kid. The shelves are filled with all kinds of toys for children of all ages.
The store's owner, Jeff Franklin, is as kind as can be and can recommend the perfect gift for any kid on your holiday gift list.
Save (Items $20 or less)
- Tenzi ($14.99)—This simple dice game is perfect for a family with children of all ages. The game comes with instructions for several games with a wide range in skill level.
- POGO Jumper ($17.99)—Similar to a POGO stick, this jumper is for kids who haven't quite mastered the skill. It has a thicker base, so it is easier to operate.
- Duct Tape Tote ($17.99) Franklin said kids seem to be obsessed with Duct Tape. With this, they can make practical crafts. This kit gives directions for how to make a tote bag out of Duct Tape.
Spend (Items $45 or less)
- Telestrations ($29.99)—Franklin said there are few things that bring a family together like a board game and he calls this drawing game hilarious. He said the game is a cross between Pictionary and Telephone and is great for kids and adults.
- Boogie Boards ($39.99)—Don't be misled by the title, these toys are not for the ocean. These drawing boards came out six months ago and come in a variety of colors. Your picture can be erased with the click of a button and Franklin said they are great for the car.
- Fun Time Tractor ($36.00)—Franklin said this tractor is his favorite one-year-old gift. The toy feature animals that make noises and it plays "Old McDonald" while moving along.
- Fire Truck, School Bus, Tea Set etc. ($26.99)—These popular toys are made from 100 percent recycled milk cartons and come in a variety of vehicles and tea sets. Franklin recommends them for kids ages 2 to 5-years-old.
Splurge (Items $50 or more)
- Lego Sets: Star Wars, Batman etc. ($62.99)—Franklin called these Lego sets amazing and said they are great for anyone on your lists who enjoys building Lego creations.
- Shopping Cart ($59.99)—Franklin recognizes this may be a little pricey for a shopping cart, but he says they are the best carts on the market. He said they are made of metal, very sturdy and will last longer than a plastic cart.
- Real Tools for Kids ($50)—These real tools are great for kids looking to build and Franklin said he has been looking for them for years and finally found them. He said kids get bored with the plastic tools and can actually use these to build things.
Interested in seeing more items from Franklin's Toys? Check out the photo gallery.
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