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2018 Family Favorites: Shops and Services

Whether it’s something as simple as a haircut or as important as estate planning, save time searching for trusted resources with these recommendations from other parents.

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Local Toy Store

Top Five
Winner: Timbuk Toys

Timbuk Toys has everything you need to keep your child’s imagination flowing. Along with classic and trending toys for make-believe play, construction, dress-up, arts and crafts, STEM, and active play, Timbuk Toys hosts storytimes, interactive music classes, and arts-and-crafts classes. A kid-favorite is the birthday club that gives enrolled children a $10 discount on a toy purchase around their special day. Four Colorado locations.

Birthday Parties

Top Five
Winner: Royal Parties of Colorado

This party entertainment provider brings your child’s favorite characters off the screen and into your backyard. The Snow Queen, Galactic Knight, and Firefighter Pup are just a few of the popular characters available to sing, dance, crown, face paint, entertain, and overall celebrate your child’s birthday. 720-982-0612.

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Children’s Resale Clothing Shop or Event

Top Five
Winner: Once Upon a Child

Just say “no” to overpriced designer-label clothing outlets by exploring the world of secondhand shopping at one of the fully-stocked Once Upon a Child locations. You can also make room in the closet by selling your child’s slightly worn clothes at one of the 11 Colorado locations, and buy new ones to keep up with growth spurts and fashion trends, or walk away with extra cash in your pocket. 11 Colorado locations.

Family or Child Photographer

Top Five*
Winner: Anna Phillips Photography

Photographer Anna Phillips understands that it doesn’t take a runway for people to feel like a model. Every person, family, and couple has their own personality and beauty, traits that Phillips capitalizes on through her photo shoots. Working with each subject, Phillips helps capture the real “you.” 480-444-9797.

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Kid-Friendly Shopping Center

Top Five
Winner: Cherry Creek Shopping Center

Cherry Creek Shopping Center has long been known among parents as the place to go for not just shopping, but also to let kids burn off some energy. Dinosaur Gulch indoor play area, sponsored by Denver Museum of Nature & Science, gives kids a place to crawl, run, and learn about dinosaurs. Cherry Creek is also a great place to catch a movie, grab a bite to eat, or peruse the diverse shops available for clothing, entertainment, services, toys, beauty, and accessories. 3000 E. 1st Ave., Denver. 303-388-3900.

Estate Planning & Wills

Top Five
Winner: Law Office of David Urban

Estate planning and wills are never an easy topic or process. Attorney David Urban’s experience and understanding attitude help parents weather the planning process. Urban respects families’ unique situations, ensuring that personalized legal procedures run smoothly and painlessly in the future. 44 Cook St., Suite 100, Denver. 303-780-7355.

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Hair Salon for Kids

Top Five
Winner: Pigtails and Crewcuts

The philosophy at Pigtails and Crewcuts focuses on kids having fun and being comfortable when they get a haircut. Kids get to sit in vehicle-inspired chairs, play with toys, watch videos, read books, and pick out a toy after their expert salon stylist gives them a great haircut. Two Colorado locations, three others coming soon.

Home Furnishings

Top Five
Winner: American Furniture Warehouse

Explore a large selection of affordable furniture and home decor online or in one of American Furniture Warehouse’s 12 Colorado locations. With furniture for your living room, adult and youth bedrooms (including mattresses), dining room, office, and patio available for pickup or delivery, this one-stop location makes furniture shopping easy.

Children’s New Clothing Boutique

Top Five
Winner: Real Baby

Wrap your little ones in the colorful and comfortable selection of affordable designer style footies, shoes, bodysuits, hats, booties, bloomers, and swaddles at this Tennyson boutique. Decorations, toys, eco-friendly items, and gift registries are available as well for new parents to stock up on everything infant and toddler. 4315 Tennyson St., Denver. 303-477-2229.

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