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VSCO Girl Essentials: Pink Glitter Slimcase with Girl Power Design, Decorative Stickers, Mavi Band Scrunchies

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Gift Giving Guide: Kids

Get Ready for the Holidays with Top Kids Gift Recommendations from Learning Express Toys

Article by Amanda Stout

Photography by Len Kaltman-West Chester Corporate Photography & Provided

Originally published in Mason & Deerfield Lifestyle

Learning Express Toys of Mason is a locally owned franchise, led by a mom of eight, Kelley Stevens. The store in Crestview Hills, Kentucky, was her first job after her kids were in school. It was there that she fell in love with the franchise, became a manager and eventually the owner.

“I love my job and working with customers,” Kelley says. “Caring for them and offering personal service are big parts of what we do.” 

Learning Express also features many perks you won’t find at big-box stores. 

“We make shopping and gift-giving as easy and fun as possible,” Kelley says. 

They offer free gift wrapping, free name or design personalization for certain toys, make-your-own party favor bags and a Birthday Box Registry. For their birthdays, kids get to pick out items from the store to put in a box with their name on it. Then, friends and family can come in to purchase presents they know the child will love (with a 10% discount!). 

Learning Express carries a variety of toys, arts and crafts, kids jewelry, games and more from popular brands like Melissa & Doug, Lego and Fat Brain Toys. They also have large play sets like the Melissa & Doug Baby Care Center and Fresh Mart as well as current fads like L.O.L. Surprise and Squishmallows. 

“We try to have a good mix, and STEM toys are always well-stocked,” Kelley says. 

Check out these bestsellers and trending favorites hand-selected by Kelley, and stop in for an easy and unique holiday shopping experience!

Learning Express Toys of Mason

5555 Deerfield Blvd., Mason


Gifts for Kids

VSCO Girl Essentials: 

Pink Glitter Slimcase with Girl Power Design, $12.99

Can be personalized 

Decorative Stickers, $.99

Mavi Band Scrunchies, $9.99

STMT D.I.Y. Cosmetics Case, $24.99

Learning Express Exclusive 

Can be personalized 

Funtime Tractor, $39.99

Stacked String Art Unicorns, $19.99

Spin Again Stacking Toy, $29.99

Clack! Categories Game, $24.99

Tangle Nightball Basketball, $24.99

and Football, $19.99

Calico Critters Red Roof Cozy Cottage Starter Home, $34.99

Calico Critters Sweet Pea Rabbit Family, $24.99

Strong is the New Pretty, $17.95

The Heart of a Boy by Kate T. Parker, $18.95 

Beaker Creatures Liquid Reactor Super Lab, $24.99

Beaker Creatures Reactor Pod, $4.99 

Squishmallows Humphrey, $24.99

Squishmallows Elton, $14.99

Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart, $149.99

  • Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart
  • Squishmallows-Elton and Humphrey
  • Calico Critters Red Roof Cozy Cottage Starter Home and Sweet Pea Rabbit Family
  • Tangle Nightball Basketball and Football
  • VSCO Girl Essentials: Pink Glitter Slimcase with Girl Power Design, Decorative Stickers, Mavi Band Scrunchies
  • Beaker Creatures-Liquid Reactor Super Lab and Reactor Pod
  • Spin Again Stacking Toy
  • Stacked String Art Unicorns
  • Funtime Tractor
  • STMT D.I.Y. Cosmetics Case
  • Clack! Categories Game
  • Strong is the New Pretty and The Heart of a Boy