*This post is sponsored by Brilliant Sky Toys & Books. I received free product in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

When you were a child, was there anything quite like walking into a toy store? Our eyes lit up as we browsed the shelves upon shelves of toys. Now as parents, when we shop for toys, we’re not just looking for anything that catches our eye. We want the BEST for our kids. We want toys that inspire toy11creativity, promote imagination, and encourage real PLAYing.

As a mother, I want my children to bring a piece of themselves to playtime. I want them to add their own twist, tell their story, and activate their imagination. I am so excited to be partnering with a company that shares my hopes. Brilliant Sky Toys & Books, a specialty toy store chain, seeks out the best and brightest toys found among their shelves each year. They call their picks the “Brilliance Award Winners.” The Brilliant Sky chain chooses its Brilliance Award Winners upon quality, the value of open-ended play and the simple beauty of a child’s fascination and delight.


This year’s winners are exceptional – and really inspire PLAY. From Here is a list of this year’s Brilliance Award Winners:

·        Squigz Starter Set (24 pieces)

·        Plus-Plus Mini-Basic (480 pieces)

·        Lottie Dolls

·        Doodle Questtoy14

·        Create Your Own Storybook

·        Super Stadium Baseball Game

·        LoopDeLoom

·        Sew Cute Sets

·        Illustrated Adventure Stories and Illustrated Fairy Tales

·        Paint Your Own Porcelain Bowls

I had the opportunity to see a few of the award winners firsthand – and was SO impressed. It was easy to see why they’d made the list!

I absolutely LOVE Lottie, the doll that is age-appropriate with an appropriate body shape. She doesn’t wear makeup, jewelry, and can stand on her own two feet. I am so excited to share this doll with my daughters.

The Create Your Own Storybook gives your child the chance to be an author – and create their own bound book! The set includes everything your child needs (except their own great ideas of course!) to create their own book! Yay for encouraging our budding writers!!

The Illustrated Adventure Stories gets some of the classics into your child’s hands in a kid-friendly way. I am a huge fan of literature and love that my kids can experience these stories at an early age.

The Sew Cute Set is right up my daughter’s alley. She loves to craft, design, and is just learning to sew. There are a variety of sets to choose from, that allow your child to create their own plush friend all on their own!

These toys get kids creating, playing, and learning! Brilliant Sky Toys & Books knows how to select toys that inspire children. All of the toys on the list have price points ranging from $9.99- $39.99, with most in the $24.99 range. They are affordable and would make great gifts this holiday season.


Check and see if there is a Brilliant Sky Toys & Books location near you! (And if there is one, I am completely and utterly jealous! From the pictures I’ve seen, each of their locations is a child’s dream come true – and truly a unique and special toy shopping experience!)

Based on the belief that the right playthings give children a gateway to physical, emotional and cognitive development Brilliant Sky Toys & Books provides the highest quality products in an atmosphere that is both active and interactive. Its unique aesthetic approach is vibrant yet warm, exciting yet comforting and exploratory yet safe. From rich colors and woods to low sightlines and custom fixtures the Brilliant Sky sensory experience is unlike any other.

Now based in Brentwood, Tennessee and featuring more than 10,000 high-quality specialty products, Brilliant Sky Toys & Books is truly the place where everyone can find their way to play.

What more can you ask of a toy store? I am so grateful for small neighborhood toy stores that truly want to partner with parents and grandparents to provide the best for children – inspiring play and imagination. The world needs more businesses like Brilliant Sky Toys & Books.

One lucky Chasing Supermom reader is going to win their choice of any of the 10 Brilliance Award Winners!! Which toy will you choose?

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