BC Playthings has been an anchor in North Vancouver’s Edgemont Village for the past 38 years. BC Playthings has always had a focus on quality toys for kids, not gimmicks or poor quality toys. The toys have always been the anchor toys that allow for open-ended play with kids. Though the physical store is small, you are always sure to find a gem in store or online. The store recently welcomed new ownership, after flying under the flag of Pat Gallaher for all of these past years.
Today they celebrated their 38 years with a huge celebration in Edgemont featuring Charlotte Diamond, a children’s performer that I recall with fondness from my own childhood. I’ll need to revisit some of her songs with my own children! We had a great time at the concert and picked up some amazing toys for the kids for Christmas.
I have been jotting down my wish list of toys and games for the kids all year (I use an app on my phone to jot down gift ideas for all of us – myself included – to simplify shopping for birthdays and holidays) and it was nice to mark others as ‘purchased’! I am so happy to see my list of items purchased growing, even before we hit December. I’m one of those ‘early’ shoppers, but it takes all the stress out of the holidays and lets me just enjoy the time we spend with family.
Today you can get 10% off your purchases at BC Playthings. If you have items on your list, or are looking for inspiration, you have a couple hours to go shopping today!
If you are looking for gift inspiration, stay tuned for my series of Gift Guides for kids and adults alike!